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    diagonal - Dictionary definition and meaning for word diagonal

    (noun) (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent Definition
    (noun) a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric
    Synonyms : bias
    (noun) an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard
    Example Sentence
    • the bishop moves on the diagonals
    (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 Definition
    (noun) a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
    Synonyms : separatrix , slash , solidus , stroke , virgule
    (adj) connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face
    Example Sentence
    • a diagonal line across the page
    (adj) having an oblique or slanted direction
    Synonyms : aslant , aslope , slanted , slanting , sloped , sloping
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