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  • having a slanted or oblique direction, lines or markings
  • of the front left and back right (or the front right and back left) legs of a horse etc
  • (mathematics) that joins two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon or polyhedron
  • something arranged diagonally or obliquely
  • (mathematics) a diagonal line or plane
  • a virgule
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Di*ag"o*nal (?), a. [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. &?; from to angle; dia` through + &?; an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.

Diagonal bond(Masonry), herringbone work. See Herringbone, a. -- Diagonal built(Shipbuilding), built by forming the outer skin of two layers of planking, making angles of about 45° with the keel, in opposite directions. -- Diagonal cleavage. See under Cleavage. -- Diagonal molding(Arch.), a chevron or zigzag molding. -- Diagonal rib. (Arch.)See Cross- springer. -- Diagonal scale, a scale which consists of a set of parallel lines, with other lines crossing them obliquely, so that their intersections furnish smaller subdivisions of the unit of measure than could be conveniently marked on a plain scale. -- Diagonal stratification. (Geol.)Same as Cross bedding, under Cross, a.

Di*ag"o*nal (?), n. 1. A right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts.

2. (Engin.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.

3. A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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