1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Definitions of Diametric
- of, relating to, or along a diameter.
- in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:
- Also: diametral of, related to, or along a diameter
- completely opposed
- : 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)
- : completely opposed : being at opposite extremes in diametric contradiction to his claims two parties in diametric opposition on the issue
Example sentences for Diametric
- But it has another aspect, or rather another pole, for the opposition is diametric.
- When he woke, he understood that his soul had undergone another of its diametric inversions.
- The psychology of each must be diametric, for if there is no government to make money there is no money to counterfeit.
- That part of the al, which is added during the diametric growth of the shell, is very thin.
- The diametric growth of the shell is effected by the growth of the radii and al, and chiefly by that of the former.
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