Definition of Diameter. Meaning of Diameter. Synonyms of Diameter

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Definition of Diameter

Diameter
Diameter Di*am"e*ter, n. [F. diam[`e]tre, L. diametros, fr. Gr. ?; dia` through + ? measure. See Meter.] 1. (Geom.) (a) Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve. (b) A diametral plane. 2. The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock. Note: In an elongated object the diameter is usually taken at right angles to the longer axis. 3. (Arch.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module. Conjugate diameters. See under Conjugate.

Meaning of Diameter from wikipedia

- In geometry, a diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that p****es through the center of the circle and whose endpoints lie on the circle. It...
- Diameter is an authentication, authorization, and accounting protocol for computer networks. It evolved from the earlier RADIUS protocol. It belongs to...
- The Feret diameter or Feret's diameter is a measure of an object size along a specified direction. In general, it can be defined as the distance between...
- The angular diameter, angular size, apparent diameter, or apparent size is an angular distance describing how large a sphere or circle appears from a...
- The hydraulic diameter, DH, is a commonly used term when handling flow in non-circular tubes and channels. Using this term, one can calculate many things...
- Kinetic diameter is a measure applied to atoms and molecules that expresses the likelihood that a molecule in a gas will collide with another molecule...
- The Martin diameter is the length of the area bisector of an irregular object in a specified measuring direction. It is used to measure particle size in...
- A diameter tape (D-tape) is a measuring tape used to estimate the diameter of a cylinder object, typically the stem of a tree or pipe. A diameter tape...
- Diameter at breast height, or DBH, is a standard method of expressing the diameter of the trunk or bole of a standing tree. DBH is one of the most common...
- also refer to: Diameter (graph theory), the longest distance between 2 points on a graph Diameter (protocol), a computer protocol Diameter (group theory)...