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Meaning of dia-

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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