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Meaning & Definition of Diagonal in English

English

Diagonal

/daɪægənəl/

noun

1. (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent

    synonym:
  • diagonal

2. A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

    synonym:
  • diagonal
  • ,
  • bias

3. An oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard

  • "The bishop moves on the diagonals"
    synonym:
  • diagonal

4. (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry

    synonym:
  • diagonal

5. A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

    synonym:
  • solidus
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • virgule
  • ,
  • diagonal
  • ,
  • stroke
  • ,
  • separatrix

adjective

1. Connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face

  • "A diagonal line across the page"
    synonym:
  • diagonal

2. Having an oblique or slanted direction

    synonym:
  • aslant
  • ,
  • aslope
  • ,
  • diagonal
  • ,
  • slanted
  • ,
  • slanting
  • ,
  • sloped
  • ,
  • sloping

Examples of using

This line is diagonal.