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(word root) through
Examples of words with the root dia-: diameter
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a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the meanings “through, across, from point to point” (diachronic; diameter; diarrhea), “in different directions, apart, at an angle” (dialysis; diastole ), “completeness or thoroughness (of the action of the verb)” (diagnosis).
Also, esp. before a vowel, di-.
[< Greek, comb. form representing diá (preposition) through, across, akin to dýo two and di- di-1]


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Noun1.DIA - an intelligence agency of the United States in the Department of Defense; is responsible for providing intelligence in support of military planning and operations and weapons acquisition
Defense Department, Department of Defense, DoD, United States Department of Defense, Defense - the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
military intelligence, military intelligence agency - an agency of the armed forces that obtains and analyzes and uses information of strategic or tactical military value
United States intelligence agency - an intelligence service in the United States
IC, Intelligence Community, National Intelligence Community, United States Intelligence Community - a group of government agencies and organizations that carry out intelligence activities for the United States government; headed by the Director of Central Intelligence
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References in classic literature ?
Un no rompido sueno - Un dia puro - allegre - libre Quiera -
"Then I saw Phaedra, and Procris, and fair Ariadne daughter of the magician Minos, whom Theseus was carrying off from Crete to Athens, but he did not enjoy her, for before he could do so Diana killed her in the island of Dia on account of what Bacchus had said against her.
Su Excelencia ha recibido en este dia comunicacion de Su Excelencia el almirante [Luis] Brion con fecha 1 del [mes] que acaba desde Barranquilla en que le participa el suceso de Turbaco.
DIA buyers tend to average between age 55 and 62 and for the most part have not yet retired.
Curras said Dia was investing some 30 million Euro in Turkey every year, and this investment would continue to increase.
Calling the province's assessment system "a block to economic development," DIA executive director John Wilson says the association is hoping to eventually change provincial "claw back" provisions.
Certainly at a moment when the iconic design of a building typically plays so strong a part in its public success and that of its institution, as in Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao, one would have hoped that such recessive architecture would have gained more praise as precisely reacting against this tendency toward the spectacle--the trend, as Hal Foster has observed, toward museums as images that in themselves become "cultural capital." But apart from the necessary acknowledgments to master planner Irwin and occasionally to the architectural firm Open Office for its internal and technical realization, the Dia:Beacon architecture has received little attention.
Martin's primary office will be at the worldwide headquarters in Horsham, PA, and he will report to the Executive Director of the DIA, Joseph R.
Cerberus, a major Dia shareholder, will then forgive parts of the debt to help Dia rehabilitate, the company said.
James Schaeufele, director of operations for the Dia, said "We have a long-term commitment to this block because we have been here for quite a while.