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Diagonal

Diagonal
(Science: geometry) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides. Diagonal bond same as cross bedding, under cross.
Origin: L. Diagonalis, fr. Gr. From to angle; through – an angle; perh. Akin to E. Knee: cf. F. Diagonal.


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