from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats.
- adj. Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
- adj. Of or relating to diplomatics.
- adj. Being an exact copy of the original: a diplomatic edition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.
- adj. Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
- adj. describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
- n. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
- adj. Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful.
- adj. Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.
- n. A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to diplomas or diplomatics.
- Pertaining to or of the nature of diplomacy; concerned with the management of international relations: as, a diplomatic agent.
- Skilled in the art of diplomacy; artful in negotiation or intercourse of any kind; politic in conduct.
- n. A minister, an official agent, or an envoy to a foreign court; a diplomat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
- adj. relating to or characteristic of diplomacy
French diplomatique, from New Latin diplōmaticus, from Latin diplōma, diplōmat-, letter of introduction; see diploma.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)