diameter

Part of speech: noun

A line through the center, as of a circle or sphere, terminated at the boundary thereof; the length of such a line.

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Usage examples "diameter":

  1. These grow to a length of from two to three feet, and when ripe are perfectly black, round, and about three- quarters of an inch in diameter. - "Eight Years' Wandering in Ceylon", Samuel White Baker.
  2. Then put the mixture on the paste- board, and roll it in a rope- like form about half an inch in diameter; then cut it in pieces about half an inch long, glaze with yolk of egg, dust with sugar, and bake in a warm but not quick oven. - "Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks", Pierre Blot.
  3. It was quite a big piece, more than a foot in diameter! - "The City of Fire", Grace Livingston Hill.