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diary
  • n  a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
  • n  a personal journal (as a physical object)
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dias
  • n  Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
  • n  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
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diaspora
  • n  the body of Jews (or Jewish communities) outside Palestine or modern Israel
  • n  the dispersion of the Jews outside Israel; from the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem in 587-86 BC when they were exiled to Babylonia up to the present time
  • n  the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
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diastasis
  • n  separation of an epiphysis from the long bone to which it is normally attached without fracture of the bone
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diastole
  • n  the widening of the chambers of the heart between two contractions when the chambers fill with blood
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diastolic_pressure
  • n  the blood pressure (as measured by a sphygmomanometer) after the contraction of the heart while the chambers of the heart refill with blood
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diastrophism
  • n  the process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust
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diathermy
  • n  a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents
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diathermy_machine
  • n  a medical instrument for local heating of bodily tissues for medical purposes
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diathesis
  • n  constitutional predisposition to a particular disease or abnormality
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diatom
  • n  microscopic unicellular marine or freshwater colonial alga having cell walls impregnated with silica
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diatomaceous_earth
  • n  a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
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diatomite
  • n  a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
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diatomophyceae
  • n  marine and freshwater eukaryotic algae: diatoms
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diatonic_scale
  • n  a scale with eight notes in an octave; all but two are separated by whole tones
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diaz
  • n  Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first European to get round the Cape of Good Hope (thus establishing a sea route from the Atlantic to Asia) (1450-1500)
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