• IPA: /daɪˈæɡənəl/, /daɪˈæɡnəl/

diagonal (not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).
  2. Having slanted or oblique lines or markings.
  3. Having a slanted or oblique direction.
  4. Of or related to the cater-corner (diagonally opposite) legs of a quadruped, whether the front left and back right or front right and back left.
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diagonal (plural diagonals)

  1. (geometry) A line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.
  2. Anything forming or resembling such a line, particularly:
    1. (geometry) A line or plane at an oblique angle to another.
    2. (fashion) A line or cut across a fabric at an oblique angle to its sides.
    3. (typography, uncommon) Synonym of slash#English|slash ⟨/⟩.
      • 1965, Dmitri A. Borgmann, Language on Vacation, page 240:
        Initial inquiries among professional typists uncover names like smallcaps slant, smallcaps slant line, smallcaps slash, and smallcaps slash mark. Examination of typing instruction manuals discloses additional names such as smallcaps diagonal and smallcaps diagonal mark, and other sources provide the designation smallcaps oblique.
  • (oblique line or cut across a fabric) bias
  • (oblique punctuation mark) See slash
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Proper noun
  1. A city/and/town in Iowa.

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