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diametrical opposition

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n diametrical opposition the relation of opposition along a diameter
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Usage

In literature:

Moreover, the evils thus predicted are apt to be diametrically opposite.
"Women and the Alphabet" by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
So were Lord Farrer, Lord Welby, and Mr. Currie in coming to diametrically opposite conclusions.
"The Framework of Home Rule" by Erskine Childers
These loves are diametrically opposite.
"The Gist of Swedenborg" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Surely no two men were ever more diametrically opposite than the American printer and the English duke.
"For Woman's Love" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
There are two flue openings, diametrically opposite, and 6 feet wide by 17 feet high to the crown of the arched top.
"The New York Subway" by Anonymous
It is the German method to preach one thing and to practise something diametrically opposite.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
The reigning genius is then diametrically opposite to that which prevails on the first origin of arts.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
The reasons which they employed were diametrically opposite.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part F. From Charles II. to James II." by David Hume
He is making towards Texas with two distinct aims, the motives diametrically opposite.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
But who would pretend that the governments in heaven and hell are not diametrically opposite?
"War Inconsistent with the Religion of Jesus Christ" by David Low Dodge
The reeling apparatus is an example of how the same apparatus may serve diametrically opposite purposes.
"Sounding the Ocean of Air" by A. Lawrence Rotch
It was diametrically opposite to the principles the paper advocated, and compared its pet politician to Catiline.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, September, 1851" by Various
The globe was provided with two escape pipes on diametrically opposite sides and bent so as to discharge in opposite directions.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
TOTO COELO (L.), by the whole heavens: diametrically opposite.
"Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)" by Various
This creature had two heads diametrically opposite, four arms, one body and two lower extremities.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
In this case each of the motor circuits is connected to two diametrically opposite bars of the commutator.
"The inventions, researches and writings of Nikola Tesla" by Thomas Commerford Martin
A couple more diametrically opposite could be scarcely imagined.
"'Farewell, Nikola'" by Guy Boothby
But the shoot and the root exhibit under the stimulus of gravity, responsive movements which are diametrically opposite to each other.
"Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919" by Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose
By preference the sluices were closed by pairs, two diametrically opposite sluices forming a pair.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
Some of the Messianic notions were not only contradictory but diametrically opposite in meaning.
"The Trial of Jesus from a Lawyer's Standpoint, Vol. I (of II)" by Walter M. Chandler
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In news:

In the late 1940s, and '50s, they were Abstract Expressionism's most prominent champions, often in diametric opposition to each other.
Katherine Benefield, Rhonda Thurman ' diametric opposites'.
To fully understand this premise it is necessary to examine, theoretically, the diet of cave man whose diet was diametrically opposite of modern man.
Real men, the diametrical opposite of wimps, are war heroes and government leaders, especially combat pilots and spy masters.
Of course, each side is now hoping for a diametrically opposite ruling.
Since Franklin Roosevelt was president, Republicans and Democrats have created diametrically opposite methods for choosing their presidential nominees.
The overall RATING is a synthesis of the two diametrical opposites, ELO_CHESS and PURE POINTS ( PREDICTOR ).
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In science:

Next, we consider the average access time for the diametrically opposite node i.e., G(p) = D n (p).
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
Fig. 6 shows the behavior of the access time of the diametrically opposite point normalized with that of p = 0 case, i.e. G(p)/G(0), as a function of p.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
FIG. 6: Plot of G(p)/G(0), i.e., normalized average access time for the diametrically opposite point of the graph, vs p.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
The normalized average access time of the diametrically opposite nodes shows almost identical behavior as that of the characteristic length as a function p.
Random spread on the family of small-world networks
If the endpoints of a are diametrically opposite on the geodesic formally known as α1 or α2, then we refer to a half-twist.
Minimal length of two intersecting simple closed geodesics
We say that two points on a cycle are diametrical ly opposite if the distance between them around the cycle is ⌊ℓ/2⌋, where the cycle has length ℓ.
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
Note that part (ii) of the theorem follows immediately from the following, since if there is a “short-cut” for any two vertices on a cycle, there is a short-cut for a pair of diametrically opposite ones.
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
Claim 2: Asymptotical ly almost surely, there is a cycle C passing through u and v, of length ℓ satisfying |2 logd−1 n − ℓ| < ω (n), such that for every pair of points p and q that are diametrical ly opposite on C, d(p, q ) ≥ logd−1 n − logd−1 logd−1 n − ω (n).
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
To prove the statement about all diametrically opposite points p and q on C, we may rework the argument in Lemma 3.2.
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
Now apply this inequality to the O(logd−1 n) pairs of vertices p and q diametrically opposite on C .
Geodesics and almost geodesic cycles in random regular graphs
The remarkable fact about the geodesic representatives of simple closed curves on a one-holed torus is that they pass through exactly two of the three Weierstrass points of the torus in diametrically opposite points.
Multiplicities of simple closed geodesics and hypersurfaces in Teichm\"uller space
Even more spectacular is the observation of nonlocal pair correlations between atoms that have equal but opposite momenta and are therefore detected at diametrically opposite points of the atom cloud in time-of-flight expansion.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Then H ′ and F are diametrically opposite (since the angle at E is right).
On the number of inscribed squares of a simple closed curve in the plane
Two of these resistor chains are installed on the inside wall of the field cage, in diametrical opposite positions (see Fig. 2).
A Lightweight Field Cage for a Large TPC Prototype for the ILC
If the triplets (qk, rk, pk ) are drawn from the same distribution, independently of each other, it is known that the corresponding random walk satisfies the central limit theorem in two diametrically opposite regimes.
A local limit theorem for random walks in balanced environments
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