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[dahy-uh-graf, -grahf]
  1. a device for drawing, used in reproducing outlines, plans, etc., mechanically on any desired scale.
  2. a combined protractor and scale.
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Origin of diagraph

1840–50; < French diagraphe < Greek diagráphein to draw. See dia-, -graph
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Historical Examples

  • In the orthography of the Félibres the diagraph ue is used as we find it in Old French to represent this vowel.

    Frdric Mistral

    Charles Alfred Downer

British Dictionary definitions for diagraph


  1. a device for enlarging or reducing maps, plans, etc
  2. a protractor and scale used in drawing
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Word Origin

C19: from French diagraphe, from Greek diagraphein to represent with lines; see diagram
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