[dahy-uh-me-tri-kuh l or dahy-uh-me-trik]
- of, relating to, or along a diameter.
- in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.
Origin of diametrical
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Examples from the Web for diametric
But it has another aspect, or rather another pole, for the opposition is diametric.The Crown of Wild Olive</p>
The psychology of each must be diametric, for if there is no government to make money there is no money to counterfeit.Wings of the Wind
When he woke, he understood that his soul had undergone another of its diametric inversions.Gladiator
The diametric growth of the shell is effected by the growth of the radii and al, and chiefly by that of the former.
The al have oblique summits, and the rather narrow portion added during the diametric growth of the shell, is white.
- Also: diametral of, related to, or along a diameter
- completely opposed
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Word Origin and History for diametric
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