# Definition:Diameter of Parallelogram

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## Definition

Let $ABCD$ be a parallelogram:

The **diameters** of $ABCD$ are the lines $AC$ and $BD$ joining their opposite vertices.

## Also known as

The **diameters** of a parallelogram are also commonly known as its diagonals.

## Also see

Note the difference between this definition and that of the diameter of a general geometric figure.

In the latter, the diameter is specifically the *longest* dimension of the figure.

Also see Diameter of Quadrilateral, of which this is a special case.