[ US /daɪˈæmətɝ/ ]
[ UK /da‍ɪˈæmɪtɐ/ ]
  1. the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on the circumference
  2. 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)
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How To Use diameter In A Sentence

  • The ordinary piki is shaped into loose rolls about 10 inches long and two inches in diameter, but the wedding piki is folded into flat pieces about 8 inches square.
  • Methone is a bit bigger than Anthe, at 3km (1.8 miles) in diameter, it too was discovered by the Cassini imaging team in 2004. Tom's Astronomy Blog
  • These cells, about 40 m in diameter and termed primary oocytes, are enclosed within a single layer of squamous cells, forming a primordial follicle.
  • A conch-shell twenty inches long and ten in diameter will do for a sample -- not a small gasteropod! Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 22. October, 1878.
  • For a typical 3-mm-diameter lens, the dioptric power can be controlled between - 100 and + 50 diopters.
  • And the latices diameter and distributions were determined by High Performance Particle Size HPPS hpp5001 dynamic laser scatter instrument.
  • The Brushy Basin sediments contain numerous chalcedony pseudomorph-after-barite concretions that range to more than 30 cm in diameter.
  • According to the precise rate, the volume of the sphere is the cube of the diameter multiplied by 11 and divided by 21.
  • Objects from 1 to 10 cm in size - about the diameter of a salad bowl - cause the real worry.
  • And this he proved by first showing that the squares on the diameters have the same ratio as the circles.
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