Definition of Diagonal. Meaning of Diagonal. Synonyms of Diagonal

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Definition of Diagonal

Diagonal
Diagonal Di*ag"o*nal, a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia` through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) 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 bond (Masonry), herringbone work. See Herringbone, a. Diagonal built (Shipbuilding), built by forming the outer skin of two layers of planking, making angles of about 45[deg] with the keel, in opposite directions. Diagonal cleavage. See under Cleavage. Diagonal molding (Arch.), a chevron or zigzag molding. Diagonal rib. (Arch.) See Cross-springer. Diagonal scale, a scale which consists of a set of parallel lines, with other lines crossing them obliquely, so that their intersections furnish smaller subdivisions of the unit of measure than could be conveniently marked on a plain scale. Diagonal stratification. (Geol.) Same as Cross bedding, under Cross, a.
Diagonal
Diagonal Di*ag"o*nal, n. 1. 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. 2. (Engin.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel. 3. A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

Meaning of Diagonal from wikipedia

- In geometry, a diagonal is a line segment joining two vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, when those vertices are not on the same edge. Informally, any...
- In linear algebra, a diagonal matrix is a matrix in which the entries outside the main diagonal are all zero; the term usually refers to square matrices...
- defective if it is similar to a diagonal matrix, i.e., if there exists an invertible matrix P {\displaystyle P}  and a diagonal matrix D {\displaystyle D}...
- mathematics, diagonalization may refer to: Matrix diagonalization, a construction of a diagonal matrix (with nonzero entries only on the main diagonal) that...
- diagonal (also interior diagonal or body diagonal) of a polyhedron is a line connecting two vertices that are not on the same face. Space diagonals contrast...
- A diagonal relationship is said to exist between certain pairs of diagonally adjacent elements in the second and third periods (first 20 elements) of the...
- In linear algebra, the main diagonal (sometimes prin****l diagonal, primary diagonal, leading diagonal, or major diagonal) of a matrix A {\displaystyle...
- In geometry, a face diagonal of a polyhedron is a diagonal on one of the faces, in contrast to a space diagonal p****ing through the interior of the polyhedron...
- Diagonal pliers (or wire cutters or diagonal cutting pliers or diagonal cutters) are pliers intended for the cutting of wire (they are generally not used...
- Diagonal scale is an engineering measuring instrument which is composed of a set of parallel straight lines which are obliquely crossed by another set...
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