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English definition of “diagonal”


adjective     /daɪˈæɡ.ən.əl/
A diagonal line is straight and sloping , not horizontal or vertical , for example joining two opposite corners of a square or other flat shape with four sides : The book has a diagonal black stripe on the cover .Describing angles, lines and orientations moving in a diagonal line : Peters received a diagonal pass and headed the ball into the net .Describing angles, lines and orientations diagonally     /-i/ adverb It's quickest if you cut diagonally across the park .Describing angles, lines and orientations
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