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dia-

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a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (diabetes; dialect) and used, in the formation of compound words, to mean “passing through” (diathermy), “thoroughly,” “completely” (diagnosis), “going apart” (dialysis), and “opposed in moment” (diamagnetism).
Also, especially before a vowel, di-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form representing diá (preposition) through, between, across, by, of, akin to dýo two and di- di-1

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Examples for dia
  • Knowing that he is dying, he tells him to take dia home and gives them the diamond.
British Dictionary definitions for dia

dia-

prefix
1.
through, throughout, or during diachronic
2.
across diactinic
3.
apart diacritic
4.
(in botany) at right angles diatropism
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in opposite or different directions diamagnetism
Word Origin
from Greek dia through, between, across, by
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Word Origin and History for dia

dia-

before vowels, di-, word-forming element meaning "through, thoroughly, entirely," from Greek dia-, from dia "through, throughout," probably from the root of duo "two" (see two) with a base sense of "twice."

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dia in Medicine

dia- or di-
pref.

  1. Through: diapedesis.

  2. Across: diameter.

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dia in Science
dia-  
A prefix meaning "through" or "across," as in diameter, the length of a line going through a circle.
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Related Abbreviations for dia

DIA

  1. Defense Intelligence Agency
  2. document interchange architecture

dia.

diameter
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