Meaning of DIAMETER
Pronunciation:   dI'amitur



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [n] the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
 [n] a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)


DIAMETER is a 8 letter word that starts with D. 
 Synonyms:   diam 

 See Also:   bore, caliber, calibre, length, r, radius, straight line, windage  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Di*am"e*ter\, n. [F. diam[`e]tre, L. diametros, fr.
Gr. ?; dia` through + ? measure. See {Meter}.]
1. (Geom.)
(a) Any right line passing through the center of a figure
or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube,
etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a
straight line which bisects a system of parallel
chords drawn in a curve.
(b) A diametral plane.
2. The length of a straight line through the center of an
object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the
diameter of a tree or rock.
Note: In an elongated object the diameter is usually taken at
right angles to the longer axis.
3. (Arch.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft
of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of
the order. See {Module}.
{Conjugate diameters}. See under {Conjugate}.


Computing Dictionary 

 Definition:   The diameter of a graph is the maximum value of the minimum distance between any two nodes. 

Medical Dictionary 

 Definition:   The length of a straight line that extends from one edge of a tumor or other object, through its center and to the opposite edge. It is usually used to measure the size of round or spherical shapes. 

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