diametric

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adjective di·a·met·ric \ˌdī-ə-ˈme-trik\

Definition of diametric

  1. 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. 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>

Variants of diametric

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diametrical

play \-tri-kəl\

Origin and Etymology of diametric

see diameter


First Known Use: 1553



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