# Diameter vs Area - What's the difference?

diameter | area |

## As nouns the difference between diameter and area

is that diameter is (geometry) any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle while area is area.

# diameter

## English

(wikipedia diameter)

* diametre

### Noun

(en noun)
• (geometry) Any straight line between two points on the circumference of a circle that passes through the centre/center of the circle.
• (geometry) The length of such a line.
• (geometry) The maximum distance between any two points in a metric space
• (graph theory) The maximum eccentricity over all vertices in a graph.

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# area

## English

### Noun

(wikipedia area)
• (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
• A particular geographic region.
• Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
• Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
• * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=September-October, author= Rob Dorit
• , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenonâ€”life itselfâ€”is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
• (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
• (Charles Dickens)
• (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
• * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
• , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
• (slang) Genitals.
• #### Derived terms

* * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area