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## diameter |

3 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Diameter \Di*am"e*ter\, n. [F. diam[`e]tre, L. diametros fr Gr ?; dia` through + ? measure. See {Meter}.] 1. (Geom.) a Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve. b A diametral plane. 2. The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side width; thickness; as the diameter of a tree or rock. Note: In an elongated object the diameter is usually taken at right angles to the longer axis. 3. (Arch.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order See {Module}. {Conjugate diameters}. See under {Conjugate}. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: diameter n 1: the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference [syn: {diam}] 2: a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface) From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: diameter The diameter of a {graph} is the maximum value of the minimum distance between any two nodes.

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