Diameter - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |daɪˈæmɪtər|  American pronunciation of the word diameter
Brit.  |dʌɪˈamɪtə|  British pronunciation of the word diameter

noun

- the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference (syn: diam)
- a straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter (or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface)

Examples

The dotted line indicates the diameter of the circle.

What is the diameter of the tree trunk?

Dig a hole that's two feet deep and three feet in diameter.

The balls should not be more than one-twentieth of an inch in diameter.

Draw a circle 10cm in diameter.

they will cut round stock to 1-inch diameter

Word forms

noun
singular: diameter
plural: diameters
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