diameter

(redirected from Diametre)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

diameter

 [di-am´ĕ-ter]
the length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting opposite points on its circumference; hence the distance between the two specified opposite points on the periphery of a structure such as the cranium or pelvis.
cranial d's (craniometric d's) imaginary lines connecting points on opposite surfaces of the cranium; the most important are biparietal, that joining the parietal eminences; bitemporal, that joining the extremities of the coronal suture; cervicobregmatic, that joining the center of the anterior fontanel and the junction of the neck with the floor of the mouth; frontomental, that joining the forehead and chin; occipitofrontal, that joining the external occipital protuberance and the most prominent midpoint of the frontal bone; occipitomental, that joining the external occipital protuberance and the most prominent midpoint of the chin; suboccipitobregmatic, that joining the lowest posterior point of the occiput and the center of the anterior fontanel.
pelvic diameter see pelvic diameter.

di·am·e·ter

(dī-am'ĕ-tĕr),
1. A straight line connecting two opposite points on the surface of a more or less spheric or cylindric body, or at the boundary of an opening or foramen, passing through the center of such body or opening.
2. The distance measured along such a line.
[G. diametros, fr. dia, through, + metron, measure]

di·am·e·ter

(dī-am'ĕ-tĕr)
1. A straight line connecting two opposite points on the surface of a more or less spheric or cylindric body, or at the boundary of an opening or foramen, passing through the center of such body or opening.
2. The distance measured along such a line.
[G. diametros, fr. dia, through, + metron, measure]
References in periodicals archive ?
scientists to readily create nano-and micronscale features and structures under 20 nanometres (about 10,000 times smaller than the diametre of a human hair strand) in size.
Plus equilibree et plus sure que les autres membres de la gamme Ducati, la fourche telescopique provient de chez Ceriani ou de chez Marzocchi, alors que le freinage est assure par trois disques de 280 mm de diametre, pinces par des etriers Brembo.
The arrays consist of 25 poly (propylene fumarate) microneedles, each needle having a tip and base diametre of 20 micrometre and 200 micrometre, respectively, and a height of one mm.
Le toit de cette bibliotheque a ete concu sous forme circulaire de 15 metres de diametre sur une hauteur de 16 metres, precise la meme source.
The newly formed island is stretched about a mile off the coast and is about 100 feet in diametre, according to reports.
The 48-inch diametre artery was part of a major 1,059-km gas pipeline which was to connect Tehran to the Khangiran refinery near the north-eastern Iranian town of Sarakhs.
D'un diametre de 325 metres, selon des observations du telescope Herschel, Apophis a ete classe parmi les asteroides "potentiellement dangereux".
Further, United Pipeline SRL will install its Tite Liner lining solution into parallel running 18 inch and 24 inch diametre pipelines that carry a corrosive aqueous solution, for internal protection to extend the life of pipelines.
The front and left side glass was also shattered." "We believe that the material used was highly explosive because of the strength of the explosion; fragments were found approximately 32 metres from the explosion site which created a hole with a diametre of around 30 cm underneath the driver's side of the vehicle.
Dubai The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is working to increase the water flow by developing a distribution network with a 100mm to 450mm diametre.
The 3.8 metre long missile, which has a diametre of 178 mm, can carry a warhead containing explosives weighing 15 kg and can be fitted to any fighter aircraft.