Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A prefix of Greek origin, meaning in Greek, and so, with modifications, in modern speech, ‘through, right through, in different directions, asunder, between,’ etc.: often intensive, ‘thoroughly, utterly,’ etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • A prefix denoting through; also, between, apart, asunder, across. Before a vowel dia- becomes di-

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • prefix Through, across.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek prefix δια- (dia-), from διά (διά, "through, across, by, over")

Examples

  • 100 Marable has praise for Harold Washington as well.101 For Marable, properly calibrated leftist political gradualism in the present promises to undo the entire American system in the future: “The revolt for reforms within the capitalist state today transcends itself dia- lectically to become a revolution against the racist/capitalist system tomorrow.”

    Radical-In-Chief

  • 100 Marable has praise for Harold Washington as well.101 For Marable, properly calibrated leftist political gradualism in the present promises to undo the entire American system in the future: “The revolt for reforms within the capitalist state today transcends itself dia- lectically to become a revolution against the racist/capitalist system tomorrow.”

    Radical-In-Chief

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