diametric

adjective di·a·met·ric \ ˌdī-ə-ˈme-trik \
variants: or diametrical play \-tri-kəl\

Definition of diametric

1 mathematics : of, relating to, or constituting a straight line segment passing through the center of a figure or body : located at the diameter (see diameter 1)
2 : completely opposed : being at opposite extremes
  • in diametric contradiction to his claims
  • two parties in diametric opposition on the issue

diametrically

play \-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of diametric in a Sentence

  1. that husband and wife have seemingly diametric personalities, but somehow their marriage works

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