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diameter

noun [C or U] uk   /daɪˈæm.ɪ.tər/ us    /-ə.t̬ɚ/
(the length of) a straight line that reaches from one point on the edge of a round shape or object, through its centre, to a point on the opposite edge: The diameter measures twice the radius. The pond is six feet in diameter.
Translations of “diameter”
in Korean 지름…
in Arabic قُطر…
in French diamètre…
in Turkish çap…
in Italian diametro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直徑…
in Russian диаметр…
in Polish średnica…
in Spanish diámetro…
in Portuguese diâmetro…
in German der Durchmesser…
in Catalan diàmetre…
in Japanese 直径…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直径…
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