Definitions

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  • (Chem.) A prefix, signifying twofold, double, twice.

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  • prefix Meaning two, twice, or double.
  • prefix An occasionally used form of dis-.
  • prefix A form of dia- before a vowel.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek δία (dia, "through").

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From Ancient Greek δίς (dis, "twice").

Examples

  • I think pragmatically the politics are such that we would be wise to resist grants and/or contracts directly to ACORN, Inc. but try and either set up separate corporations … or use existing corporations … that are less overtly moving the money di- rectly into ACORN, Inc., though in truth it would be going there in other ways.

    Radical-In-Chief

  • I think pragmatically the politics are such that we would be wise to resist grants and/or contracts directly to ACORN, Inc. but try and either set up separate corporations … or use existing corporations … that are less overtly moving the money di- rectly into ACORN, Inc., though in truth it would be going there in other ways.

    Radical-In-Chief

  • The aroma of asafoetida is due to a complex mixture of sulfur compounds, a dozen identical with volatiles in the onion family, and a number of less common di-, tri-, and tetrasulfides.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • The aroma of asafoetida is due to a complex mixture of sulfur compounds, a dozen identical with volatiles in the onion family, and a number of less common di-, tri-, and tetrasulfides.

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

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