# Diagonal vs. Slanting — What's the Difference?

## Definitions

#### Diagonal➦

In geometry, a diagonal is a line segment joining two vertices of a polygon or polyhedron, when those vertices are not on the same edge. Informally, any sloping line is called diagonal.

#### Slanting➦

To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope
She slants her letters from upper right to lower left.

#### Diagonal➦

Joining two nonadjacent vertices of a polygon.

#### Slanting➦

To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience
The story was slanted in favor of the strikers.

#### Diagonal➦

Joining two vertices of a polyhedron not in the same face.

#### Slanting➦

To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.

#### Diagonal➦

Having a slanted or oblique direction.

#### Slanting➦

A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.

#### Diagonal➦

Having oblique lines or markings.

#### Slanting➦

A sloping thing or piece of ground.

#### Diagonal➦

Relating to or being the front left and back right feet or the front right and back left feet of a quadruped.

#### Slanting➦

(Printing) A virgule.

#### Diagonal➦

(Mathematics)A diagonal line or plane.

#### Slanting➦

A personal point of view or opinion
An article with an unconventional slant.

#### Diagonal➦

Something, such as a row, course, or part, that is arranged obliquely.

#### Slanting➦

A bias
An anti-religious slant.

#### Diagonal➦

A fabric woven with diagonal lines.

#### Slanting➦

Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

A virgule.

#### Slanting➦

Out of the perpendicular, not perpendicular.

#### Diagonal➦

(geometry) Joining two nonadjacent vertices (of a polygon or polyhedron).

#### Slanting➦

Present participle of slant

#### Diagonal➦

Having slanted or oblique lines or markings.

#### Slanting➦

The state or quality of being slanted.
The slanting of the hill was too steep for safe skiing.

#### Diagonal➦

Having a slanted or oblique direction.

#### Slanting➦

Oblique; sloping.

#### Diagonal➦

Of or related to the cater-corner (diagonally opposite) legs of a quadruped, whether the front left and back right or front right and back left.

#### Slanting➦

Having an oblique or slanted direction

#### Diagonal➦

(geometry) A line joining non-adjacent vertices of a polygon.

#### Diagonal➦

Anything forming or resembling such a line, particularly:

#### Diagonal➦

(geometry) A line or plane at an oblique angle to another.

#### Diagonal➦

A line or cut across a fabric at an oblique angle to its sides.

#### Diagonal➦

Synonym of slash⟨/⟩.

#### Diagonal➦

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.

#### Diagonal➦

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.

#### Diagonal➦

A member, in a framed structure, running obliquely across a panel.

#### Diagonal➦

A diagonal cloth; a kind of cloth having diagonal stripes, ridges, or welts made in the weaving.

#### Diagonal➦

(geometry) a straight line connecting any two vertices of a polygon that are not adjacent

#### Diagonal➦

A line or cut across a fabric that is not at right angles to a side of the fabric

#### Diagonal➦

An oblique line of squares of the same color on a checkerboard;
The bishop moves on the diagonals

#### Diagonal➦

(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

#### Diagonal➦

A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information

#### Diagonal➦

At an angle; especially 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

#### Diagonal➦

Having an oblique or slanted direction