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 for diagonal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonparallel \nonparallel\ adj.
     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 :

  Diagonal \Di*ag"o*nal\, a. [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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Diagonal bond (Masonry), herringbone work. See
        Herringbone, a.
  
     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, a.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Diagonal \Di*ag"o*nal\, n.
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Engin.) A member, in a framed structure, running
        obliquely across a panel.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes,
        ridges, or welts made in the weaving.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  diagonal
      adj 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]
      n 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]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "diagonal":
     across, air line, athwart, axis, band, bar, beeline, bend,
     bendwise, bevel, beveled, bias, biased, biaswise, catercorner,
     catercornered, chord, cross-hatching, crossways, crosswise, dash,
     delineation, diameter, direct line, directrix, dotted line, edge,
     great-circle course, hachure, hairline, hatching, kittycorner,
     line, lineation, normal, oblique, oblique angle, oblique figure,
     oblique line, perpendicular, radius, radius vector, rhomboid,
     right line, score, scratch comma, secant, segment, separatrix,
     shortcut, side, slant, slanted, slanting, slash, solidus, straight,
     straight course, straight line, straight stretch, straightaway,
     streak, streaking, streamline, striation, strip, stripe, striping,
     stroke, sublineation, tangent, thwart, transversal, transverse,
     underline, underlining, underscore, underscoring, vector,
     virgule
  
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Diagonal, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    312
     Housing Units (2000): 154
     Land area (2000):     0.908254 sq. miles (2.352367 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.908254 sq. miles (2.352367 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            21270
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             40.808819 N, 94.341510 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     50845
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Diagonal, IA
      Diagonal
  

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