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dia-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek (diabetes; dialect) and used, in the formation of compound words, to mean ?passing through? (diathermy), ?thoroughly,? ?completely? (diagnosis), ?going apart? (dialysis), and ?opposed in moment? (diamagnetism).

dia.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. diameter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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