[ dahy-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ ˈdaɪ əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /
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a device for drawing, used in reproducing outlines, plans, etc., mechanically on any desired scale.
a combined protractor and scale.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby diagraph
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Example sentences from the Web for diagraph
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
/ (ˈdaɪəˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /
a device for enlarging or reducing maps, plans, etc
a protractor and scale used in drawing
Word Origin for diagraph
C19: from French diagraphe, from Greek diagraphein to represent with lines; see diagram
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