Diametrical

/ˌdʌɪəˈmɛtrɪk(ə)l/

Origin

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

Diametrical

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:

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Diametrical

adjective

  1. (of opposites) complete; absolute.
  2. Of or along a diameter.

lexico.com

Diametrical

adjective

  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

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Example sentences for Diametrical

  1. Grimes he selected as being in all respects the diametrical reverse of Mr. Falkland.
  2. Cutters intended to be adjusted to suit bores of varying diameter should have clearance on the end and on the diametrical edges.
  3. By this diametrical change of Christian thought a great amount of scepticism has already been antiquated.
  4. It was only natural that our thoughts and our ambitions should face each other suspiciously from the diametrical opposite ends.
  5. So far from performing their duty in the matter, they are acting in diametrical opposition to it.

Related words & Synonyms

conflicting, contrary, contrasting, counter, opposed, polar

Nearby words

diamantine , diamanté , diameter , diametral , diametric , diametrically , diamide , diamine , diammonium phosphate , diamond

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