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diametrical

or di·a·met·ric

[dahy-uh-me-tri-kuh l or dahy-uh-me-trik]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.
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Origin of diametrical

1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1
Related formsdi·a·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbun·di·a·met·ric, adjectiveun·di·a·met·ri·cal, adjectiveun·di·a·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for diametrical

Historical Examples

  • The doctrine of the Sufis was in diametrical opposition to this.

    Mystics and Saints of Islam

    Claud Field

  • It was only natural that our thoughts and our ambitions should face each other suspiciously from the diametrical opposite ends.

  • He is Landon's diametrical opposite, being above all else a man of action and a born soldier.

    War's Brighter Side

    Julian Ralph.

  • Lincoln's solution of the enigma was in diametrical contrast with the views of the leading spirits of the South.

  • Cutters intended to be adjusted to suit bores of varying diameter should have clearance on the end and on the diametrical edges.