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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj diametrical characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed "in diametric contradiction to his claims","diametrical (or opposite) points of view","opposite meanings","extreme and indefensible polar positions"
    • adj diametrical related to or along a diameter "the diametral plane"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Diametrical As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse.
    • Diametrical Of or pertaining to a diameter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • diametrical Of or pertaining to a diameter; along a diameter; diametral.
    • diametrical Pertaining to the extremities, as if of a diametrical line; extreme in degree; absolute; utmost: as, their characters are diametrical opposites.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Diametrical in the direction of a diameter: pertaining to the diameter: like the opposite ends of the diameter (as in diametrical opposition)
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. and L. from Gr. diametrosdia, through, metrein, to measure.


In literature:

First, it will be found that squares that are diametrically opposite have a common difference.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
They are diametrically opposed to the philosophy of Karma and of reincarnation, which are the tenets of theosophy.
"Pulpit and Press" by Mary Baker Eddy
The Scriptures had for many years been used to sanction the most diametrically opposite views.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Wemmick's office tenets differed diametrically from those he held at Walworth where his aged parent toasted the muffins, and Miss.
"The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)" by Marion Harland
He was diametrically opposed to Neander in the latter's estimate of the ideal and historical.
"History of Rationalism Embracing a Survey of the Present State of Protestant Theology" by John F. Hurst
How diametrically opposite now were all his thoughts, and views, and feelings, to those which then controlled his fatal soul!
"The Young Duke" by Benjamin Disraeli
Have you stopped to think that I may have ideas that are diametrically opposed to your own?
"Rimrock Jones" by Dane Coolidge
On the contrary it is diametrically opposite, geographically speaking.
"With Those Who Wait" by Frances Wilson Huard
Jill, like many other people, had a brain which was under the alternating control of two diametrically opposite forces.
"Jill the Reckless" by P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
He is very polite, but his tastes are diametrically opposite to mine.
"Letters to His Friends" by Forbes Robinson
The base of the shaft, while larger diametrically than the capital, is really shorter measured vertically.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
His son Alexander, who succeeded him, was of a spirit diametrically the reverse.
"History of the United States, Vol. I (of VI)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Hence, he won a response from the most diametrically conflicting natures.
"A Survey of Russian Literature, with Selections" by Isabel Florence Hapgood
This view, however, is not only absolutely and diametrically opposed to Darwinism but completely destructive of it as well.
"At the Deathbed of Darwinism" by Eberhard Dennert
Probably it was because it is impossible to trust to two diametrically opposite sources of aid at the same time.
"For Fortune and Glory" by Lewis Hough
I treated her in a manner diametrically opposite to that.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
Their methods were almost diametrically opposed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4" by Various
Our present day notion of forests is diametrically opposed to old-time experience.
"Historic Highways of America (Vol. 7)" by Archer Butler Hulbert
The stories as to the cause are not only conflicting but diametrically so.
"The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States" by James Hamilton Lewis
Bandages fulfil two objects diametrically opposed to each other, viz., to calm and to stimulate.
"Every Man his own Doctor" by R. T. Claridge

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'.
Autistic and schizotypical cognition are diametrically different.
Dendrites Differ Diametrically in ASD and PSD.
Two diametrically opposed views of an introduction to opera.
To fully understand this premise it is necessary to examine, theoretically, the diet of cave man whose diet was diametrically opposite of modern man.
Neil Simon's diametrically different poker buddies, sloppy Oscar Madison and neatfreak Felix Unger, remind us that the odder the couple, the greater the attraction.
We have seen that, with respect to many items of income and expense, tax accounting differs, diametrically, from financial accounting.
Witness the diametrically opposed results in decisions issued by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit: a posthumous baby born in California was denied Social Security benefits ( Vernoff v.
There are two diametrically opposed interpretations of what this hire means in the press today.
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.
Of the three remaining issues deputy commissioner Bill Daly recently identified, transition rules are the only one where the sides are diametrically opposed.
The show and the party's goals are diametrically opposed.
Since Franklin Roosevelt was president, Republicans and Democrats have created diametrically opposite methods for choosing their presidential nominees.

In science:

This dependence is diametric to the conditional independence of the reaction time T and the reaction range X, conditioned on the realizations of distances {Di}, which is manifested by Eq. (9).
The RARE model: a generalized approach to random relaxation processes in disordered systems
Three spatial topologies are considered: Euclidean (R3 ), Kruskal (S 2 × R), and the spatial topology of a diametrically identified Kruskal (RP3 \{a point at infinity}).
Reduced phase space formalism for spherically symmetric geometry with a massive dust shell
Newman18 has proposed a model of extinction that takes an approach diametrically opposite to that of Bak and Sneppen.
Simple models of evolution and extinction
To be more specific, let as assume that the (two-level) atoms are of the same kind, that they are located at diametrically opposite positions (rA = −rB ), and that their transition dipole moments are radially oriented.
Spontaneous Decay in the Presence of Absorbing Media
Figure 1: An open space with a T-shape object. (a) The isovist from a viewpoint and the radial (r) and diametric (d) lengths, (b) discretisation of the open space with a dense grid of viewpoints and, (c) area visible from viewpoints plotted as a field.
Visualising the structure of architectural open spaces based on shape analysis
Two diametrically opposed conclusions have been drawn from the data, as discussed by M.
Quark Matter 2005 -- Theoretical Summary
In the first part of the paper, it is shown that optimality results in the case of a single nondirectional hypothesis can be diametrically opposite to directional optimality results.
Recent developments towards optimality in multiple hypothesis testing
Located at the corner of the hypercube diametrically opposite to F, this function will be denoted by H .
Making Sense of the Legendre Transform
Let |R > stand for the reference state in the interferometer and | ˜R > the diametrically opposite state on the sphere which is orthogonal to |R >.
Comment on " Topological phase in two flavor neutrino oscillations"
Then a point diametrically opposite to this point is chosen and the mean distance do in this neighbourhood is calculated as before.
Multimodality in galaxy clusters from SDSS DR8: substructure and velocity distribution
Fig. 5.— Ghost families arising from internal reflections within a Fabry-Perot spectrometer. (i) Diametric ghosts.
Classical Spectroscopy
And at any moment the directions of the magnetizations in the vessels remain opposite to ensure the diametrically opposed conditions involved.
Spin Dynamics of a Fermi Liquid in an Electric Field
The conclusion about the existence of an additional phase shift was drawn for a situation with diametrically opposed magnetization directions at the tube ends as the boundary condition.
Spin Dynamics of a Fermi Liquid in an Electric Field
We notice that in the definition of weakly diametrically regular measure and in Definition 2.1, the functions δ(f (·), ε, η) and ζ (f (.), ε, ξ1, ξ2 ) can be made measurable for every ε, η, ξ1 and ξ2 .
Recurrence rates for observations of flows
Moreover, since dµ ≤ N µ-almost everwhere, µ ⊗ Leb(G2 ) → µ ⊗ Leb(Ya ), and since the measure µ is weakly diametrically regular, µ ⊗ Leb(G3 ) → µ ⊗ Leb(Ya ).
Recurrence rates for observations of flows