main diagonal


noun Mathematics.

See under diagonal(def 9).

Definition for main diagonal (2 of 2)

diagonal

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

adjective


noun

Origin of diagonal

1535–45; < Latin diagōnālis < Greek diagṓn(ios) from angle to angle (see dia-, -gon) + Latin -ālis -al1
Related formsdi·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 main diagonal

diagonal

/ (daɪˈæɡənəl) /

adjective


noun

Derived Formsdiagonally, adverb

Word Origin for diagonal

C16: from Latin diagōnālis, from Greek diagōnios, from dia- + gōnia angle
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Science definitions for main 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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