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## diagonal |

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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