“The dia was always more forward leaning on this,” one U.S. official said.
As Virginia Postrel has written, in fiscal 2012, the dia drew just 498,000 visits, or “barely 1,000 more than it drew in 1928.”
But the dia assessment is based on two important assumptions.
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."
dia- or di-
A prefix meaning "through" or "across," as in diameter, the length of a line going through a circle.