# 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...
- Look up diagonalization in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. In logic and mathematics, diagonalization may refer to: Matrix diagonalization, a construction...
- 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...
- non-defective if it is similar to a diagonal matrix. That is, if there exists an invertible matrix P {\displaystyle P}  and a diagonal matrix D {\displaystyle D}...
- Diagonal pliers (also known as wire cutters or diagonal cutting pliers, or under many regional names) are pliers intended for the cutting of wire (they...
- linear algebra, the main diagonal (sometimes prin****l diagonal, primary diagonal, leading diagonal, major diagonal, or good diagonal) of a matrix A {\displaystyle...
- The empty diagonal (French: diagonale du vide) is a band of low-density po****tion that stretches from the French department of the Landes in the southwest...
- 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...
- Cantor's diagonal argument, also called the diagonalisation argument, the diagonal slash argument, the anti-diagonal argument, the diagonal method, and...
- A diagonal argument, in mathematics, is a technique emplo**** in the proofs of the following theorems: Cantor's diagonal argument (the earliest) Cantor's...