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Definition of Diameter

Diameter

  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. A diametral plane.
  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. 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.

Diameter Quotations

There is a new way with very very tiny fiber optics, which give an enormous high resolution. There are many many thousand fibers, very very close together with a very small diameter.
Lennart Nilsson

Small bodies, about half a micron in diameter, and later referred to under the name of 'mitochondria' were detected under the light microscope as early as 1894.
Albert Claude

Now, therefore, the Directors of the company are hereby ordered to see that precautions are taken to make travel on said railroad perfectly safe by using a screw with at least twenty-four inches diameter.
Joshua A. Norton

Many of their lodges remained as perfect as when occupied. They were made of poles two or three inches in diameter, set up in circular form, and covered with cedar bark.
William Henry Ashley

Carbon nanotubes are amazing because they're really good electrical conductors, yet they are only a few atoms in diameter. You can make transistors out of them in the same way you can with silicon. At Berkeley, we made the narrowest device anybody had ever made. It was basically a single molecule.
Paul McEuen
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Diameter Translations

diameter in Danish is diameter
diameter in Dutch is middellijn, diameter
diameter in German is Durchmesser
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