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or di·aer·e·sis (dī-ĕr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. di·er·e·ses (-sēz′) or di·aer·e·ses
1. Linguistics
a. A mark ( ¨ ) placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that they are to be pronounced as separate sounds rather than a diphthong, as in naïve.
b. A mark ( ¨ ) placed over a vowel, such as the final vowel in Brontë, to indicate that the vowel is not silent.
2. A break or pause in a line of verse that occurs when the end of a word and the end of a metrical foot coincide.

[Late Latin diaeresis, from Greek diairesis, from diairein, to divide : dia-, apart; see dia- + hairein, to take.]
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n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) a variant spelling of diaeresis
2. (Poetry) a variant spelling of diaeresis
dieretic adj
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or di•aer•e•sis

(daɪˈɛr ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. a sign (¨) placed over the second of two adjacent vowels to indicate that it is to be pronounced separately, as in the spellings naïve and coöperate.
2. the division made in a line or verse by coincidence of the end of a foot and the end of a word.
[1605–15; < Latin diaeresis < Greek diaíresis literally, distinction, division =diaire-, s. of diaireîn to divide (di- di-3 + haireîn to take) + -sis -sis]
di`e•ret′ic (-əˈrɛt ɪk) adj.
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A punctuation mark (¨) placed over a vowel to show that it is pronounced (as in Brontë) or is pronounced separately (as in naïve).
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Noun1.dieresis - a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel in German to indicate a change in sound
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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For instance, the trema (dieresis) now appears only in words of foreign origin, and the circumflex and acute accent are not used to indicate stressed vowels.
Also, we administrated Furosemide 20 mg, intravenously, twice daily, 3 days, Spironolactone 50 mg, daily, Acenocumarol 2 mg, daily, Trimetazidine 70 mg, daily, oxygen therapy 2-4l/minute, with favorable evolution; orthopneea disappeared, respiratory rate diminished to 21 respirations/minute, hepatomegaly diminished to 1 cm below the ribs, edema disappeared, cianosis diminished and dieresis increased to 2500ml, daily.
Currently, conventional symptomatic treatment is the major therapy for COPD in combination with pulmonary arterial hypertension; it relieves the clinical symptoms through measures such as assisted oxygen inhalation, cardiac reinforcement and dieresis, but its effect is not quite ideal.11 The occurrence basis of COPD in combination with pulmonary arterial hypertension is in a close correlation with pulmonary artery vasoconstriction, vascular structure abnormality and endovascular blood flow resistance; hence the treatment for COPD in combination with pulmonary arterial hypertension should focus on the reconstruction of vascular structure and the reduction of endovascular blood flow resistance.