diagonal (daɪˈæɡən^{ə}l) | |
—adj | |
1. | maths connecting any two vertices that in a polygon are not adjacent and in a polyhedron are not in the same face |
2. | slanting; oblique |
3. | marked with slanting lines or patterns |
—n | |
4. | maths a diagonal line or plane |
5. | chess any oblique row of squares of the same colour |
6. | cloth marked or woven with slanting lines or patterns |
7. | something put, set, or drawn obliquely |
8. | another name for solidus |
9. | one front leg and the hind leg on the opposite side of a horse, which are on the ground together when the horse is trotting |
[C16: from Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagōnios, from | |
di'agonally | |
—adv |
diagonal (dī-āg'ə-nəl) Pronunciation Key
Adjective Connecting two nonadjacent corners in a polygon or two nonadjacent corners in a polyhedron that do not lie in the same face. Noun A diagonal line segment. |