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Diameter meaning

diameter - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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.
  2. 2. A diametral plane.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Straight line passing through the centre of a circle and terminated at both ends by the circumference; distance through the centre.

diameter - examples of usage

  1. It is fifteen or sixteen inches long, about four inches in diameter at the larger, and one inch at the smaller end. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. Around this he lays solid foundations of log and stone in a circle from six to fifteen feet in diameter, according to the number of beavers to occupy the house. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. This diameter is sufficiently small to allow summer feeding without waste. - "Economy of the Round Dairy Barn", Wilber John Fraser.
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