1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin diametrālis < Latin diametr(os) diameter + -ālis -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Diametral
- of a diameter.
- forming a diameter.
- located on or forming a diameterdiametral plane
- a less common word for diametric
- : a chord (see chord entry 3 sense 2) passing through the center of a figure or body
- : the length of a straight line through the center of an object or space the diameter of a circle dug a hole nearly four feet in diameter
- : a unit of enlargement used with a number to indicate magnification by a lens or optical system an object one millimeter wide magnified 40 diameters appears 40 millimeters wide
Example sentences for Diametral
- Diametral spines crossed loosely in the centre of the spherical or irregular roundish central capsule.
- Supposing you wanted to know the number of teeth in a gear where the pitch diameter and the diametral pitch are given.
- The circumferential pitch is of course got by dividing the diametral pitch by π.
- Of course every diametral spine pierces the capsule twice, at two points diametrically opposed.
- On the other diametral side of the coupling the strain due to the key is exerted on the top face of the key.
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