# Definitions for **diagonal**daɪˈæg ə nl, -ˈæg nl

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **diagonal**

### Princeton's WordNet

diagonal(noun)

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

diagonal, bias(noun)

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

diagonal(noun)

an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard

"the bishop moves on the diagonals"

diagonal(noun)

(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

solidus, slash, virgule, diagonal, stroke, separatrix(adj)

a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

diagonal(adj)

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"

aslant, aslope, diagonal, slanted, slanting, sloped, sloping(adj)

having an oblique or slanted direction

### Wiktionary

diagonal(Noun)

something arranged diagonally or obliquely

diagonal(Noun)

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

diagonal(Noun)

a punctuation mark used to separate related items of information

diagonal(Noun)

a diagonal line or plane

diagonal(Noun)

a line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.

diagonal(Adjective)

Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).

diagonal(Adjective)

Having a slanted or oblique direction, lines or markings.

diagonal(Adjective)

Pertaining to the front left and back right (or the front right and back left) legs of a quadruped.

**Origin:** From diagonalis, from διαγώνιος, from διά + γωνία.

### Webster Dictionary

Diagonal(adj)

joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides

Diagonal(noun)

a right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts

Diagonal(noun)

a member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel

Diagonal(noun)

a diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving

**Origin:** [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. from to angle; dia` through + an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.]

### Freebase

Diagonal

A diagonal is a line joining two nonconsecutive vertices of a polygon or polyhedron. Informally, any sloping line is called diagonal. The word "diagonal" derives from the ancient Greek διαγώνιος diagonios, "from angle to angle"; it was used by both Strabo and Euclid to refer to a line connecting two vertices of a rhombus or cuboid, and later adopted into Latin as diagonus. In mathematics, in addition to its geometric meaning, a diagonal is also used in matrices to refer to a set of entries along a diagonal line.

# Translations for **diagonal**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- قطري, مائلArabic
- диагонал, кос, диагона́ленBulgarian
- diagonalCatalan, Valencian
- uhlopříčka, diagonálaCzech
- schräg, Diagonale, diagonalGerman
- diagonalaEsperanto
- diagonalSpanish
- lävistäjä, diagonaalinen, viisto, diagonaali, vinoviiva, vino, lävistäväFinnish
- diagonaleFrench
- אלכסוני, אלכסוןHebrew
- átlós, átló, rézsútos, ferdeHungarian
- diagonaleItalian
- 筋交い, 対角Japanese
- hōkai, haurokiMāori
- diagonaalDutch
- skośny, przekątnyPolish
- diagonalPortuguese
- diagonalăRomanian
- косо́й, диагональ, диагона́льныйRussian
- diagonal, snedstreckSwedish

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