Which adjective do I use with diameter to compare its size? Is there even one correct answer or is it a style choice?
The general diameter of veins is [larger|bigger|higher|greater] than that of arteries.
And how do I find such information by myself the next time?
I checked Wikipedia which has the following sentence
For a convex shape in the plane, the diameter is defined to be the largest distance that can be formed between two opposite parallel lines tangent to its boundary …
I could deduce from this, that
largerwould be the correct one but am not sure if this is logical and why it would be
I then checked Wiktionary and unfortunately the article does not list such an example
Going by Google result hits
"larger diameter"7'420'000 results
- `"greater diameter" 1'020'000 results
"higher diameter"852'000 results
"bigger diameter"738'000 results
So after this I would go with
larger but am not sure why and if this is the correct or best choice.
Edit: Added also
greater as possiblity as per comment. Did not think of that.