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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·am·e·ter /daɪˈæmətɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 di·am·e·ter /daɪˈæmətɚ/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·am·e·ter n.
 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) 2.0

      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)