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Basically, it gives a rough measurement of the diagonal line you could draw between the bottom left and the upper right corners.

The probability that they would guess correctly was the fraction of the area that was on the “correct” side of the diagonal dividing line.

The first night, they fell asleep on a diagonal sofa, happy and warm.

Pro skier Drew Petersen teamed up with Salomon TV and Switchback Entertainment to demonstrate the diagonal and A-frame ski-carry techniques.

In further simulations, they varied the number of diagonals as well as their spacing and thickness to find the lattice that could sustain the most compression.

The young man weaves through clusters of bamboo and cuts a diagonal slash into a tree, positioning a hollow log at the end.

But early on, his fictional people so often took the easy diagonal cut for betrayal.

A long, diagonal cross from Marcelo saw the ball reach Hulk, who brought it down to his feet from the top of his monumental chest.

Others were paired with sportswear-inspired tops—think a tracksuit zip-up made glam with diagonal decorative panels.

I bought wine and I made a wine list and it was the first wine list of its kind: vertical, horizontal, and diagonal.

The pillars are strengthened against lateral yielding by horizontal and diagonal bracing.

It was built at Chatham, from the design of Mr. Oliver Lang, of mahogany and on the diagonal principle.

Construction: diagonal principle, Dantzic oak without, horizontal planking of Italian larch.

At the left of the doorway, a bay window, also heavily curtained, is set into the diagonal wall.

At (a) the diagonal lines are used to distinguish the flat side of the neck from the round part of the bolt above it.


On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to diagonal, such as: crosswise, slanted, inclining, oblique, askew, and beveled.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.