from; of: used in Italian personal names, originally to indicate place of origin: Conte di Savòia.
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a female given name, form of Diana.
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Department of the Interior.
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a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “two,” “twice,” “double” (diphthong); on this model, freely used in the formation of compound words (dicotyledon; dipolar) and in chemical terms (diatomic; disulfide).
- Also dis-2.
- Compare mono-.
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How to use di in a sentence
di Bello described the color-splashed works as “abstract expressionism” with “surrealist” methods.
di Giovanni thought “He wrote Spanish while in his ear he heard English.”Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else | Allen Barra | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The sensible answer is no, but di Giovannni gleaned much from those three years.Borges Had A Genius For Literature But Not Love Or Much Else | Allen Barra | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
When it came to casting Escobar, di Stefano had to find a strong actor who could embody the brutality of the late kingpin.Gangster in Paradise: Benicio Del Toro Is Pablo Escobar | Alex Suskind | September 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But la-di-da people also buy that water in Fiji and have it shipped thousands of miles, so maybe they would have been fine.
Mussafia, Monumenti antichi di dialetti italiani, Sitzungsber.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) | Henry Osborn Taylor
Francesco Bussone di Carmagnola, count de Castlenuovo, executed.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Fecit dextera di virtutem: non est mortuus, sed vixit; & nunc incolumis narrat opera di.
Why therefore did the elder Amati, contemporary and probably pupil of Gaspar di Salo, change the model and size of the instrument?Violins and Violin Makers | Joseph Pearce
And all the fal-lals and di-does they larn em in high school now doesnt amount to a row of pins in practical life.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
British Dictionary definitions for Di (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for DI (2 of 4)
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twice; two; double: dicotyledon
containing two specified atoms or groups of atoms: dimethyl ether; carbon dioxide
a nontechnical equivalent of bi- 1 (def. 5c)
British Dictionary definitions for di- (4 of 4)
variant of dia- diopter
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Scientific definitions for di-
A prefix that means two, twice, or double. It is used commonly in chemistry, as in dioxide, a compound having two oxygen atoms.
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