1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)
Mid 16th century (in diametrical (sense 2)): from Greek diametrikos (from diametros ‘measuring across’ see diameter)+ -al. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Diametrical
- of, relating to, or along a diameter.
- in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:
- (of opposites) complete; absolute.
- Of or along a diameter.
- : 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 Diametrical
- Grimes he selected as being in all respects the diametrical reverse of Mr. Falkland.
- Cutters intended to be adjusted to suit bores of varying diameter should have clearance on the end and on the diametrical edges.
- By this diametrical change of Christian thought a great amount of scepticism has already been antiquated.
- It was only natural that our thoughts and our ambitions should face each other suspiciously from the diametrical opposite ends.
- So far from performing their duty in the matter, they are acting in diametrical opposition to it.
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