# diameter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiameterdi‧am‧e‧ter /daɪˈæmɪtə $ -ər/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HMHMa straight line from one side of a circle to the other side, passing through the centre of the circle, or the length of this line3 inches/1 metre etc in diameter 🔊 Draw a circle six centimetres in diameter.diameter of 🔊 The diameter of the Earth is about 13,000 km.

Examples from the Corpus

diameter• The arms are long and thin, greater than seven times the disk diameter.• When a disc is rolled about a disc of equal diameter, the roller makes two revolutions about its own centre.• In addition, the procedure usually takes longer and an endoscope of a greater diameter is used when biliary stenting is performed.• The belt, however, consists of perhaps forty thousand bodies larger than a kilometer in diameter.• This originally had two large diameter undershot wheels, both of iron construction with timber floats.• He then proceeded to draw a circle of diameter I metre on a flat piece of ground.• For every pebble several possible diameters may be recognized along the three principal axes of the pebble.
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