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diameternoun [C or U]

uk   /daɪˈæm.ɪ.tər/  us   /-ə.t̬ɚ/
(the ​length of) a ​straightline that ​reaches from one ​point on the ​edge of a round ​shape or ​object, through ​itscentre, to a ​point on the ​oppositeedge: The diameter ​measurestwice the ​radius. The ​pond is six ​feet in diameter.
(Definition of diameter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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diameternoun [C/U]

 us   /dɑɪˈæm·ɪ·t̬ər/
geometry the ​distance from one ​side to the ​oppositeside of a ​circle, ​measured by a ​linepassing through the ​center of the ​circle: [C] We need a ​pipe with a diameter of about six ​inches.
(Definition of diameter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “diameter”
in Korean 지름…
in Arabic قُطر…
in Malaysian diameter…
in French diamètre…
in Russian диаметр…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直徑…
in Italian diametro…
in Turkish çap…
in Polish średnica…
in Spanish diámetro…
in Vietnamese đường kính…
in Portuguese diâmetro…
in Thai เส้นผ่าศูนย์กลาง…
in German der Durchmesser…
in Catalan diàmetre…
in Japanese 直径…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直径…
in Indonesian garis tengah, diameter…
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