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di·ag·o·nal /daɪˈægənḷ, ˈægnəl/

(a.)對角線的,斜的,斜紋的對角線,斜線,斜列

diagonal

反對角線

From: Network Terminology

diagonal

對角

Di·ag·o·nal a. 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° 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.

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.

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From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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: (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a

polygon that are not adjacent

2: a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to

a side of the fabric [syn: bias]

3: an oblique line of squares of the same color on a

checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"

4: (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running

diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry

or running from the upper right to lower left entry

5: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of

information [syn: solidus, slash, virgule, stroke,

separatrix]