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dia-




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, esp. before a vowel,di-.

dia.




diameter.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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