diagonal

[ dahy-ag-uh-nl, -ag-nl ]
/ daɪˈæg ə nl, -ˈæg nl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of diagonal

First recorded in 1535–45; from Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagṓn(ios) “from angle to angle” + Latin -ālis adjective suffix; see dia-, -gon, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM diagonal

di·ag·o·nal·ly, adverbnon·di·ag·o·nal, adjective, nounnon·di·ag·o·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for diagonal

diagonal
/ (daɪˈæɡənəl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of diagonal

diagonally, adverb

Word Origin for diagonal

C16: from Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagōnios, from dia- + gōnia angle
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Scientific definitions for diagonal

diagonal
[ dī-ăgə-nəl ]

Adjective

Connecting two nonadjacent corners in a polygon or two nonadjacent corners in a polyhedron that do not lie in the same face.

Noun

A diagonal line segment.
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