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Di-am′e-ter

,
Noun.
[F.
diamètre
, L.
diametros
, fr. Gr. [GREEK];
διά
through + [GREEK] 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
.
☞ 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
.

DIAMETER

,
Noun.
[Gr., measure through.]
1.
A right line passing through the center of a circle or other curvilinear figure, terminated by the circumference, and dividing the figure into two equal parts.
2.
A right line passing through the center of a piece of timber, a rock or other object, from one side to the other; as the diameter of a tree, or of a stone.

diameter

English

Diameter shown as a red line

Noun

diameter (plural diameters)

1. (geometry) Any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle.
2. (geometry) The length of such a line.
3. (geometry) The maximum distance between any two points in a metric space
4. (graph theory) The maximum eccentricity over all vertices in a graph.

Danish

Noun

diameter c (singular definite diameteren, plural indefinite diametre)

1. a diameter

Dutch

Pronunciation

• Hyphenation: di‧a‧me‧ter

Noun

diameter m (plural diameters, diminutive )

1. diameter (length of diametrical chord)

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

diameter m (definite singular diameteren, indefinite plural diametere or diametre or diametrer, definite plural diameterne or diametrene)

1. a diameter

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

diameter m (definite singular diameteren, indefinite plural diameterar or diametrar, definite plural diameterane or diametrane)

1. a diameter

Swedish

Noun

diameter c

1. (geometry) diameter