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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

Meaning of "diameter" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DIAMETER

From Medieval Latin diametrus, variant of Latin diametros, from Greek: diameter, diagonal, from dia- + metron measure.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DIAMETER

diameter  [daɪˈæmɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIAMETER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Diameter is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DIAMETER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Diameter

In geometry, the diameter of a circle is any straight line segment that passes through the center of the circle and whose endpoints lie on the circle. It can also be defined as the longest chord of the circle. Both definitions are also valid for the diameter of a sphere. The word "diameter" is derived from Greek διάμετρος, "diameter of a circle", from δια-, "across, through" + μέτρον, "measure". It is often abbreviated DIA, dia, d, or . In more modern usage, the length of a diameter is also called the diameter. In this sense one speaks of the diameter rather than a diameter, because all diameters of a circle or sphere have the same length, this being twice the radius r. For a convex shape in the plane, the diameter is defined to be the largest distance that can be formed between two opposite parallel lines tangent to its boundary, and the width is defined to be the smallest such distance. Both quantities can be calculated efficiently using rotating calipers.

Definition of diameter in the English dictionary

The first definition of diameter in the dictionary is a straight line connecting the centre of a geometric figure, esp a circle or sphere, with two points on the perimeter or surface. Other definition of diameter is the length of such a line. Diameter is also the thickness of something, esp with circular cross section.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIAMETER


accelerometer
ækˌsɛləˈrɒmɪtə
dynameter
daɪˈnæmɪtə
heptameter
hɛpˈtæmɪtə
hexameter
hɛkˈsæmɪtə
kilometre
kɪˈlɒmɪtə
limiter
ˈlɪmɪtə
multiparameter
ˌmʌltɪpəˈræmɪtə
octameter
ɒkˈtæmɪtə
parameter
pəˈræmɪtə
pentameter
pɛnˈtæmɪtə
perimeter
pəˈrɪmɪtə
permeameter
ˌpɜːmɪˈæmɪtə
semidiameter
ˌsɛmɪdaɪˈæmɪtə
speedometer
spɪˈdɒmɪtə
tetrameter
tɛˈtræmɪtə
thermometer
θəˈmɒmɪtə
transmitter
trænzˈmɪtə
trocheameter
ˌtrəʊkɪˈæmɪtə
viameter
vaɪˈæmɪtə
voltameter
vɒlˈtæmɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIAMETER

diam.
diamagnet
diamagnetic
diamagnetically
diamagnetism
diamantiferous
diamantine
diametral
diametrally
diametric
diametrical
diametrically
diamide
diamine
diamine oxidase
diamond
diamond anniversary
diamond bird
diamond cutting
diamond district

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIAMETER

altimeter
barometer
centimeter
Demeter
diffractometer
dosimeter
electricity meter
hydrometer
inclinometer
manometer
meter
micrometer
millimeter
multimeter
nanometer
odometer
peter
potentiometer
spectrometer
spectrophotometer
voltmeter

Synonyms and antonyms of diameter in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DIAMETER»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «diameter» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of diameter

Translation of «diameter» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIAMETER

Find out the translation of diameter to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of diameter from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «diameter» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

直径
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

diámetro
570 millions of speakers

English

diameter
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

व्यास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قُطْر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

диаметр
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diâmetro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ব্যাসরেখা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

diamètre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Diameter
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Durchmesser
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

直径
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

직경
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Diameteripun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đường kính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

व्यास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çap
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

diametro
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

średnica
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

діаметр
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

diametru
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διάμετρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

deursnee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

diameter
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

diameter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of diameter

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIAMETER»

The term «diameter» is very widely used and occupies the 6.255 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIAMETER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about diameter

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5 QUOTES WITH «DIAMETER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word diameter.
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William Henry Ashley
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.
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Albert Claude
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.
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Lennart Nilsson
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.
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Joshua A. Norton
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.
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Mary Roach
Chew on this: Human teeth can detect a grain of sand or grit 10 microns in diameter. A micron is 1/25,000 of an inch. If you shrank a Coke can until it was the diameter of a human hair, the letter O in the product name would be about 10 microns across.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIAMETER»

Discover the use of diameter in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to diameter and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Subwavelength and Nanometer Diameter Optical Fibers
The book discusses optical micro/nanofibers that represent a perfect fusion of optical fibers and nanotechnology on subwavelength scale and covers a broad range of topics in modern optical engineering, photonics and nanotechnology spanning ...
Limin Tong, Michael Sumetsky, 2011
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AAA and Network Security for Mobile Access: Radius, ...
This text will provide researchers in academia and industry, network security engineers, managers, developers and planners, as well as graduate students, with an accessible explanation of the standards fundamental to secure mobile access.
Madjid Nakhjiri, Mahsa Nakhjiri, 2005
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Micro- and Small-diameter Tunneling
existing pipeline at the same time that replacement piping is installed (often referred to as pipe bursting). The distinction between procedures utilizing excavation and muck removal and those which employ ground displacement measures can ...
‎1989
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Nerve Cells and Nervous Systems: An Introduction to Neuroscience
Further evidence was provided by Hodgkin, who Effect of Axon Diameter on Conduction Velocity The conduction velocities of nerve impulses vary widely in different nerves. For non-myelinated axons (see below for myelinated ones) the ...
A.G. Brown, 2001
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Remarks on height-diameter modeling
Document Nondepository NOV 1 5 2002 University of Illinois At Urbana- Champaign Research Note SRS-10 November 2001 Abstract Height-diameter model forms in earlier published papers are examined. The selection criteria used in ...
Lei Yuancai, Bernard R. Parresol, United States. Forest Service. Southern Research Station, 2001
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Periodic annual increment in basal area and diameter growth ...
Periodic annual increment (P.A.I.) In basal area and mean diameter by growing stock level. Table 2. — Periodic annual increment in diameter (inches) by 1-inch diameter class by growing stock level. Numbers in parentheses represent the ...
J. M. Schmid, S. A. Mata, Carleton B. Edminster, 1991
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Estimation of diameter at breast height from stump diameter ...
Equations to estimate diameter at breast height outside bark from the stump diameter outside bark are presented for 13 lodgepole pine sites. The data came from three National Forests in Montana. General equations are also given for two  ...
Joyce A. Schlieter, Forestry Sciences Laboratory (Missoula, Mont.), Intermountain Research Station (Ogden, Utah), 1986
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Predicting diameter at breast height from stump diameters ...
Abstract Presents equations to predict diameter at breast height from stump diameter measurements for 17 northeastern tree species. Simple linear regression was used to develop the equations. Application of the equations is discussed.
Eric H. Wharton, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station (Radnor, Pa.), 1984
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Pore Structure of Cement-Based Materials: Testing, ...
The critical pore size is related, but is not identical, to Diamond's threshold diameter, which is a characteristic feature of the pore size distributions of cement pastes. D. Roy, 1989, has also pointed out attention to the difference between the  ...
Kalliopi K. Aligizaki, 2005
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Sand and Sandstone
Table 4.1) Volume diameterdiameter of ,i sphere having the same volume as the particle Surface diameterdiameter of a sphere having the same surface as the particle Surface volume diameterdiameter of a sphere having the same ...
F. J. Pettijohn, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIAMETER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term diameter is used in the context of the following news items.
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The 11 tiniest, most powerful computers your money can buy | Chips …
Meet the Zbox Sphere, created by German firm Zotac. The top half of this small-format PC is a sphere, six inches in diameter, that houses the ... «Geek, Jul 15»
2
This is one of the strangest star systems astronomers have ever …
Another two stars also orbit each other, but at a much greater distance — about 1.8 million miles, which is more than twice the diameter of the ... «Vox, Jul 15»
3
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall 2015 Couture Fashion Show: Runway …
Anna Cleveland's finale skirt was as circular as a crepe before it's folded over on the griddle, and its diameter spanned the runway. «Style.com, Jul 15»
4
How Pulse Alert Beacons can Help You Meet Standard EN54-23 …
With up to 15m diameter and 11.3m squared coverage for ceiling and wall-mounted versions, the Pulse Alert Beacon System can provide clear, ... «IFSEC Global, Jul 15»
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Tropical Depression to Generate Downpours, Rip Currents for …
On Wednesday, the overall diameter of the system area of showers and thunderstorms extended across several hundred miles. The system is ... «AccuWeather.com, Jul 15»
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Astronomers are already planning the next, next Hubble telescope …
Its main mirror, which is proposed to be nearly 40 feet in diameter, has the same unfolding, segmented design as that of JWST itself — though ... «ExtremeTech, Jul 15»
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Five-Star Solar System 'Puts Star Wars To Shame' | Popular Science
Thirteen billion miles separate the two pairs of stars—a distance of more than four times the diameter of Neptune's orbit. After discovering the ... «Popular Science, Jul 15»
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Once Around The Sun With Jupiter - Universe Today
Jupiter is the 5th planet from the Sun and the largest in the solar system with a diameter about 11 times that of Earth. Credit: NASA. On the tilted ... «Universe Today, Jul 15»
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How Much for a Bright, Two-Bedroom Murray Hill Co-op - Curbed NY
In my building, the bathroom sink has a 1 1/2 inch diameter drain pipe, while the kitchen sink has a two inch diameter drain pipe. I think kitchens ... «Curbed NY, Jul 15»
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NASA Studying Interstellar Submarine That Could Explore The …
Kraken Mare is the largest sea on Titan and has a diameter of 1,170 kilometers (727 miles) and possible depths of 300 meters (984 feet). «International Business Times, Jul 15»

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