1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Diametric



  1. of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:
  3. Also: diametral of, related to, or along a diameter
  4. completely opposed




  1. : of, relating to, or constituting a straight line segment passing through the center of a figure or body : located at the diameter (see diameter sense 1)
  2. : completely opposed : being at opposite extremes in diametric contradiction to his claims two parties in diametric opposition on the issue


Example sentences for Diametric

  1. But it has another aspect, or rather another pole, for the opposition is diametric.
  2. When he woke, he understood that his soul had undergone another of its diametric inversions.
  3. The psychology of each must be diametric, for if there is no government to make money there is no money to counterfeit.
  4. That part of the al, which is added during the diametric growth of the shell, is very thin.
  5. The diametric growth of the shell is effected by the growth of the radii and al, and chiefly by that of the former.

Related words & Synonyms

diametrical, adverse, antipodal, antithetical, conflicting, contradictory, contrary, contrasting, converse, counter, facing, opposite, polar, reverse, antipodean

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