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dip·tych

 (dĭp′tĭk)
n.
1.
a. A work consisting of two painted or carved panels that are hinged together.
b. A set of two related works, as in photography, painting, or literature.
2. An ancient writing tablet having two leaves hinged together.
3. A list of names, originally contained on such a tablet, of living and dead Christians for whom special prayers are made during the liturgy in many eastern and western churches.

[Late Latin diptycha, from Greek diptukha, from neuter pl. of diptukhos, folded double : di-, two; see di-1 + ptukhē, fold (from ptussein, ptukh-, to fold).]
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diptych

(ˈdɪptɪk)
n
1. (Antiques) a pair of hinged wooden tablets with waxed surfaces for writing
2. (Art Terms) a painting or carving on two panels, usually hinged like a book
[C17: from Greek diptukhos folded together, from di1 + ptukhos fold; compare triptych]
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dip•tych

(ˈdɪp tɪk)

n.
1. a pair of pictures on two panels, usu. hinged together.
2. a pair of hinged writing tablets, used in antiquity for letters, notes, etc., usu. by inscribing the wax-coated inner surfaces with a stylus.
[1615–25; < Late Latin diptycha < Greek díptycha, neuter pl. of díptychos folded together]
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diptych

1. a two-leafed waxed tablet for writing with a stylus.
2. a pair of paintings or other images on two hinged leaves.
See also: Images
a work of art composed of two attached panels.
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diptych

A work of art with two panels, as in a two-panelled altarpiece.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diptych - a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)diptych - a painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book)
art, fine art - the products of human creativity; works of art collectively; "an art exhibition"; "a fine collection of art"
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Translations

diptych

[ˈdɪptɪk] Ndíptico m
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diptych

nDiptychon nt
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References in classic literature ?
Brother Luke hath given me some skill in damask work, and in the enamelling of shrines, tabernacles, diptychs and triptychs.
The artist presents nature's views in segments, in triptychs and diptychs, or in multiple separation of areas, successfully framing each section, and allowing for layers of light to shine through simultaneously.
'Of Words and Stones' is her first solo exhibition in Lebanon and will showcase a range of diverse work from the artist's 20-year-long practice, including her photographic series of diptychs, shown here.
But in her recent series, many of the works are conceived as diptychs with the central female figures appearing as mirror images that are different in some ways but also connected to each other by various symbols and motifs signifying the links to family, culture, nation, and humanity that divide or unite us.
But also, in addition to my signature landscapes and flower paintings there will be a new self portrait sitting alongside one dating from 1976 and for the first time ever I have produced a number of "diptychs" - two part paintings which try to capture the panoramic nature of some of the landscapes we are lucky enough to be surrounded by in this part of the world.
The photographic diptychs and manipulated "surplus"--the byproducts of Golkar's process--continue the interrogation.
The land is desert with scattered palm tree islands and two giant alligators, one in each of the diptychs facing center.
The final work is an installation composed of four different elements, each one expressing a different aspect and meditation on Sobibor: the maps, which appear in two forms (large paper-thin porcelain tablet diptychs and 1.60 metre long rolled up porcelain maps made from these same thin slabs) different renditions of the head of a St Bernard used by the Nazis to terrorise the inmates; a display of small mouse-figurines, copied from those which were produced by prisoners for the Allach factory and intended for the Nazi elite; and a video projected onto one of the big porcelain tablets.
In 1390 while negotiating for Datini's diptych, Domenico di Cambio recommended "a master who [had produced] two pair," or two diptychs, recently sent to Boninsegna di Matteo, Datini's business partner in France (Byme, Francesco Datini 279-80).
Three diptychs and six watercolours revisit the 15th Century battle in a different manner, while remaining truthful to the original work, say organisers.