See under (def 9).
[dahy-ag-uh-nl, -ag-nl] /daɪˈæg ə nl, -ˈæg nl/
having an oblique direction.
having oblique lines, ridges, markings, etc.
a diagonal line or plane.
a diagonal row, part, pattern, etc.
Manège. (of a horse at a trot) the foreleg and the hind leg, diagonally opposite, which move forward simultaneously.
Mathematics. a set of entries in a square matrix running either from upper left to lower right (main diagonal or principal diagonal) or lower left to upper right (secondary diagonal)
Chess. one of the oblique lines of squares on a chessboard:
He advanced his bishop along the open diagonal.
(maths) connecting any two vertices that in a polygon are not adjacent and in a polyhedron are not in the same face
marked with slanting lines or patterns
(maths) a diagonal line or plane
(chess) any oblique row of squares of the same colour
cloth marked or woven with slanting lines or patterns
something put, set, or drawn obliquely
another name for solidus (sense 1)
one front leg and the hind leg on the opposite side of a horse, which are on the ground together when the horse is trotting
1540s (implied in diagonally), from Middle French diagonal, from Latin diagonalis, from diagonus “slanting line,” from Greek diagonios “from angle to angle,” from dia- “across” (see dia-) + gonia “angle,” related to gony “knee” (see knee (n.)). As a noun, from 1570s.
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.
- Main distribution frame
networking (MDF) The network closet containing the main hub. (1995-05-05)
noun, Slang. 1. the main street of a city or town; main stem. noun phrase The major street of a town or city •Main stem was used of a railroad line by 1832: We begged together on the ”main drag”/ We sifted along the main stem (entry form 1851+, variant 1900+) The principal street of […]
[meyn] /meɪn/ noun 1. a state in the NE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 33,215 sq. mi. (86,027 sq. km). Capital: Augusta. Abbreviation: ME (for use with zip code), Me. 2. a historical region and former province in NW France. 3. (italics) a U.S. battleship blown up in the harbor of Havana, Cuba, on […]
noun 1. one of an American breed of large semi-longhaired domestic cats with a shaggy ruff and a long, bushy tail.