diametrically diametrically  /ˌdaɪ ə ˈmɛ trɪ kə li/

Definition(s):

  • (adv) as from opposite ends of a diameter

Usage(s):

  1. Bush came to Washington facing almost diametrically opposing economic conditions, yet he offered up the same solutions as Reagan.
  2. Thus far, the two sides have offered diametrically opposed solutions to the problem that uranium-enrichment capability can be adapted to develop nuclear-weapons materiel.
  3. Our texts for today are two indie films, Religulous and Fireproof, that appeal to diametrically opposed audiences.

News

  • Minnesota Vikings' Kyle Rudolph energized by Pro Bowl performance

    They were two tight ends at diametrically opposed points of their careers, so it made sense that Kyle Rudolph would prize his first opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl more than Tony Gonzalez would value his 13th.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Pioneer Press

Quotes

  1. In his letter, Mr. Jobs said the iPhone software development kit will take until February because the company is "trying to do two diametrically opposed things at once -- provide an advanced and open platform to developers while at the same time...
    on Oct 17, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: Wall Street Journal

  2. "These have truly been difficult moments, although with a diametrically different impact than that expected by our enemies, who wished for chaos to take hold and for Cuban socialism to collapse," Castro said. "Senior US officials even made...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Castro Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. They emerged from the talks seemingly no closer to a solution, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying "our positions are diametrically opposed and for the moment I don't see any chance of the positions moving closer to one another."
    on May 30, 2007 By: Sergey Lavrov Source: Guardian Unlimited

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