from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats.
  • adjective Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
  • adjective Of or relating to diplomatics.
  • adjective Being an exact copy of the original.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A minister, an official agent, or an envoy to a foreign court; a diplomat.

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

  • noun A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
  • adjective Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
  • adjective Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful.
  • adjective Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.

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

  • adjective Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.
  • adjective Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
  • adjective describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
  • noun The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.

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

  • adjective using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of diplomacy


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French diplomatique, from New Latin diplōmaticus, from Latin diplōma, diplōmat-, letter of introduction; see diploma.]


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