2 [din, deen]
noun (used with a plural verb) Islam.
religion, especially the religious observances of a Muslim.
Also, deen [deen] .

< Arabic dīn ‘religion’ < Persian dēn Unabridged
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din1 (dɪn)
1.  a loud discordant confused noise
vb (usually foll by into) , dins, dinning, dinned
2.  to instil (into a person) by constant repetition
3.  (tr) to subject to a din
4.  (intr) to make a din
[Old English dynn; compare Old Norse dynr, Old High German tuni]

din2 (dɪn)
1.  a particular religious law; the halacha about something
2.  the ruling of a Beth Din or religious court
[from Hebrew, literally: judgment]

din3 (diːn)
Islam religion in general, esp the beliefs and obligations of Islam
[Arabic, related to dain debt]

DIN (dɪn)
1.  Compare ISO rating a formerly used logarithmic expression of the speed of a photographic film, plate, etc, given as --10log10E, where E is the exposure of a point 0.1 density units above the fog level; high-speed films have high numbers
2.  a system of standard plugs, sockets, and cables formerly used for interconnecting domestic audio and video equipment
[C20: from German D(eutsche) I(ndustrie) N(orm) German Industry Standard]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. dyne (n.), dynian (v.), from P.Gmc. *duniz, from PIE base *dhun- "loud noise" (cf. Skt. dhuni "roaring, a torrent").
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