diagonal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French diagonal, from Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος(diagṓnios, from angle to angle), from διά(diá, across) + γωνία(gōnía, angle).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /daɪˈæɡənəl/, /daɪˈæɡnəl/

Adjective[edit]

diagonal ‎(not comparable)

  1. (geometry) Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).
  2. Having slanted or oblique lines or markings.
  3. Having a slanted or oblique direction.
    • 2011 January 12, Saj Chowdhury, “Liverpool 2 - 1 Liverpool”, in BBC[1]:
      The visitors' undoing was caused by a diagonal ball from the right which was nodded into the six-yard area by Ian Evatt and finished off by Campbell.
  4. Of or related to the cattycorner legs of a quadruped, whether the front left and back right or front right and back left.

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Noun[edit]

diagonal ‎(plural diagonals)

  1. (geometry) A line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.
  2. Anything forming or resembling such a line, particularly:
    1. (geometry) A line or plane at an oblique angle to another.
    2. (fashion) A line or cut across a fabric at an oblique angle to its sides.
    3. (typography, uncommon) Synonym of slash/⟩.
      • 1965, Dmitri A. Borgmann, Language on Vacation, page 240:
        Initial inquiries among professional typists uncover names like slant, slant line, slash, and slash mark. Examination of typing instruction manuals discloses additional names such as diagonal and diagonal mark, and other sources provide the designation oblique.

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  • (oblique line or cut across a fabric): bias
  • (oblique punctuation mark): See slash

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος(diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Adjective[edit]

diagonal m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural diagonals)

  1. diagonal

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Noun[edit]

diagonal f ‎(plural diagonals)

  1. diagonal

Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /diaɡonaːl/, [d̥iaɡ̊oˈnæːˀl]

Adjective[edit]

diagonal

  1. diagonal

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of diagonal
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular diagonal 2
Neuter singular diagonalt 2
Plural diagonale 2
Definite attributive1 diagonale
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Noun[edit]

diagonal c (singular definite diagonalen, plural indefinite diagonaler)

  1. diagonal

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Galician[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diagonal m, f (plural diagonais)

  1. diagonal

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος(diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diagonal ‎(not comparable)

  1. diagonal

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Portuguese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

diagonal m, f ‎(plural diagonais, comparable)

  1. (geometry) diagonal (joining two nonadjacent vertices)
  2. diagonal (having a slanted or oblique direction)

Noun[edit]

diagonal f (plural diagonais)

  1. diagonal (something arranged diagonally or obliquely)
  2. (geometry) diagonal (diagonal line or plane)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος(diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Adjective[edit]

diagonal m, f ‎(plural diagonales)

  1. diagonal

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Noun[edit]

diagonal f ‎(plural diagonales)

  1. diagonal

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin diagōnālis, from Ancient Greek διαγώνιος(diagṓnios, from angle to angle).

Adjective[edit]

diagonal (not comparable)

  1. diagonal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of diagonal
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular diagonal
Neuter singular diagonalt
Plural diagonala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 diagonale
All diagonala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Noun[edit]

diagonal c

  1. diagonal

Declension[edit]

Inflection of diagonal 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative diagonal diagonalen diagonaler diagonalerna
Genitive diagonals diagonalens diagonalers diagonalernas

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