- connecting two nonadjacent angles or vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, as a straight line.
- extending from one edge of a solid figure to an opposite edge, as a plane.
Origin of diagonal
OTHER WORDS FROM diagonaldi·ag·o·nal·ly, adverbnon·di·ag·o·nal, adjective, nounnon·di·ag·o·nal·ly, adverb
Words nearby diagonal
How to use diagonal in a sentence
Basically, it gives a rough measurement of the diagonal line you could draw between the bottom left and the upper right corners.
The probability that they would guess correctly was the fraction of the area that was on the “correct” side of the diagonal dividing line.
The first night, they fell asleep on a diagonal sofa, happy and warm.Texas is frozen and in crisis. A furniture store owner has emerged as a hero — again.|Cathy Free|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
Pro skier Drew Petersen teamed up with Salomon TV and Switchback Entertainment to demonstrate the diagonal and A-frame ski-carry techniques.
In further simulations, they varied the number of diagonals as well as their spacing and thickness to find the lattice that could sustain the most compression.The Curious Strength of a Sea Sponge’s Glass Skeleton|Elena Renken|January 11, 2021|Quanta Magazine
The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.
But early on, his fictional people so often took the easy diagonal cut for betrayal.Don Carpenter Was a Novelist Both Lacerating and Forgiving|Louis B. Jones|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A long, diagonal cross from Marcelo saw the ball reach Hulk, who brought it down to his feet from the top of his monumental chest.World Cup 2014 Nail-Biter: Host Country Brazil Defeats Chile on Penalty Kicks|Tunku Varadarajan|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Others were paired with sportswear-inspired tops—think a tracksuit zip-up made glam with diagonal decorative panels.Nicolas Ghesquière Presents His Debut Collection for Louis Vuitton|Liza Foreman|March 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I bought wine and I made a wine list and it was the first wine list of its kind: vertical, horizontal, and diagonal.
The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.
It was built at Chatham, from the design of Mr. Oliver Lang, of mahogany and on the diagonal principle.
Construction: diagonal principle, Dantzic oak without, horizontal planking of Italian larch.
At the left of the doorway, a bay window, also heavily curtained, is set into the diagonal wall.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
At (a) the diagonal lines are used to distinguish the flat side of the neck from the round part of the bolt above it.An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design|David Allan Low