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on the diagonal

Definition of on the diagonal

  1. :  not by going straight across or up and down :  diagonally <Slice the vegetables on the diagonal.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  joining two vertices of a rectilinear figure that are nonadjacent or two vertices of a polyhedral figure that are not in the same face

    :  passing through two nonadjacent edges of a polyhedron

    :  inclined obliquely from a reference line (as the vertical)

  1. :  a diagonal straight line or plane

    :  a diagonal direction

    :  a diagonal row, arrangement, or pattern

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