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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
nonparallel \nonparallel\ adjective
1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered, oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; {crossed, decussate, intersectant, intersecting}; {cross-grained ; {diagonal}; {orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ; {right, perpendicular}; {angled ; {convergent}] Also See: {convergent}, {divergent}, {diverging}. [WordNet 1.5]
2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of computers. [Narrower terms: {serial}] PJC]
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Diagonal \Di*ag"o*nal\, adjective [L. diagonalis, fr. Gr. ? from to angle; dia' through + ? an angle; perh. akin to E. knee: cf. F. diagonal.] (Geom.) Joining two not adjacent angles of a quadrilateral or multilateral figure; running across from corner to corner; crossing at an angle with one of the sides.
{Diagonal bond} (Masonry), herringbone work. See {Herringbone}, adjective
{Diagonal built} (Shipbuilding), built by forming the outer skin of two layers of planking, making angles of about 45[deg] with the keel, in opposite directions.
{Diagonal cleavage}. See under {Cleavage}.
{Diagonal molding} (Arch.), a chevron or zigzag molding.
{Diagonal rib}. (Arch.) See {Cross-springer}.
{Diagonal scale}, a scale which consists of a set of parallel lines, with other lines crossing them obliquely, so that their intersections furnish smaller subdivisions of the unit of measure than could be conveniently marked on a plain scale.
{Diagonal stratification}. (Geol.) Same as {Cross bedding}, under {Cross}, adjective
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
1. A right line drawn from one angle to another not adjacent, of a figure of four or more sides, and dividing it into two parts.
2. (Engin.) A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.
3. A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adjective
1: connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face; "a diagonal line across the page"
2: having an oblique or slanted direction [syn: {aslant}, {aslope}, {diagonal}, {slanted}, {slanting}, {sloped}, {sloping}]
noun
1: (geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent
2: a line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric [syn: {diagonal}, {bias}]
3: an oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard; "the bishop moves on the diagonals"
4: (mathematics) a set of entries in a square matrix running diagonally either from the upper left to lower right entry or running from the upper right to lower left entry
5: a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information [syn: {solidus}, {slash}, {virgule}, {diagonal}, {stroke}, {separatrix}]
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