diagonal
di·ag·o·nalA piece of fabric with diagonal stripes.
The definition of diagonal is something with slanted lines or a line that connects one corner with the corner furthest away.
An example of diagonal is a line going from the bottom left corner of a square to the top right corner.
diagonal
- extending between the vertices of any two nonadjacent angles in a polygonal figure or between any two vertices not in the same face in a polyhedral figure
- moving or extending obliquely, esp. at a 45° angle; slanting
- having slanting markings, lines, etc.
Origin of diagonal
Classical Latin diagonalis from Classical Greek diag?nios from dia-, through + g?nia, an angle, corner: see knee- a diagonal line or plane
- virgule
- any diagonal course, row, order, or part
- cloth woven with diagonal lines; twill
diagonal
adjective
- Mathematics a. Joining two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon.b. Joining two vertices of a polyhedron not in the same face.
- Having a slanted or oblique direction.
- Having oblique lines or markings.
- Relating to or being the front left and back right feet or the front right and back left feet of a quadruped.
noun
- Mathematics A diagonal line or plane.
- Something, such as a row, course, or part, that is arranged obliquely.
- A fabric woven with diagonal lines.
- A virgule.
Origin of diagonal
Latin diagōnālis from Greek diagōnios from angle to angle dia- dia- gōniā angle, corner ; see genu-^{1} in Indo-European roots.Related Forms:
- di·ag′o·nal·ly
adverb
diagonal
diagonal
Adjective
(not comparable)
Noun
(plural diagonals)
- something arranged diagonally or obliquely
- a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
- a punctuation mark used to separate related items of information
- (geometry) a diagonal line or plane
- (geometry) a line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.
Origin
From Middle French diagonal, from Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος (diagonios, “from angle to angle”), from διά (dia, “across”) + γωνία (gonia, “angle”).