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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diagonal  \Di*ag"o*nal\,  a.  [L.  diagonalis  fr  Gr  ?  from  to 
  angle;  dia`  through  +  ?  an  angle;  perh.  akin  to  E.  knee:  cf 
  F.  diagonal.]  (Geom.) 
  Joining  two  not  adjacent  angles  of  a  quadrilateral  or 
  multilateral  figure;  running  across  from  corner  to  corner; 
  crossing  at  an  angle  with  one  of  the  sides. 
 
  {Diagonal  bond}  (Masonry),  herringbone  work  See 
  {Herringbone},  a. 
 
  {Diagonal  built}  (Shipbuilding),  built  by  forming  the  outer 
  skin  of  two  layers  of  planking,  making  angles  of  about 
  45[deg]  with  the  keel,  in  opposite  directions. 
 
  {Diagonal  cleavage}.  See  under  {Cleavage}. 
 
  {Diagonal  molding}  (Arch.),  a  chevron  or  zigzag  molding. 
 
  {Diagonal  rib}.  (Arch.)  See  {Cross-springer}. 
 
  {Diagonal  scale},  a  scale  which  consists  of  a  set  of  parallel 
  lines,  with  other  lines  crossing  them  obliquely,  so  that 
  their  intersections  furnish  smaller  subdivisions  of  the 
  unit  of  measure  than  could  be  conveniently  marked  on  a 
  plain  scale. 
 
  {Diagonal  stratification}.  (Geol.)  Same  as  {Cross  bedding}, 
  under  {Cross},  a. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Diagonal  \Di*ag"o*nal\,  n. 
  1.  A  right  line  drawn  from  one  angle  to  another  not  adjacent, 
  of  a  figure  of  four  or  more  sides,  and  dividing  it  into 
  two  parts 
 
  2.  (Engin.)  A  member,  in  a  framed  structure,  running 
  obliquely  across  a  panel. 
 
  3.  A  diagonal  cloth;  a  kind  of  cloth  having  diagonal  stripes, 
  ridges,  or  welts  made  in  the  weaving. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  diagonal 
  adj  1:  at  an  angle;  especially  connecting  two  nonadjacent  corners 
  of  a  plane  figure  or  any  two  corners  of  a  solid  that 
  are  not  in  the  same  face;  "a  diagonal  line  across  the 
  page" 
  2:  having  an  oblique  or  slanted  direction  [syn:  {aslant},  {aslope}, 
  {slanted},  {slanting},  {sloped},  {sloping}] 
  n  1:  a  straight  line  that  is  not  at  right  angles  to  a  side  [syn: 
  {bias}] 
  2:  a  punctuation  mark  (/)  used  to  separate  related  items  of 
  information  [syn:  {solidus},  {slash},  {virgule},  {stroke}, 
  {separatrix}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Diagonal,  IA  (city,  FIPS  21270) 
  Location:  40.81077  N,  94.34124  W 
  Population  (1990):  298  (155  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  50845 




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