(Di`hex*ag"o*nal) a. [Pref. di- + hexagonal.] (a) Consisting of two hexagonal parts
united; thus, a dihexagonal pyramid is composed of two hexagonal pyramids placed base to base. (b)
Having twelve similar faces; as, a dihexagonal prism.
(Di`i*amb") n. A diiambus.
(Di`i*am"bus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. di- = di`s- twice + . See Lambus.] (Pros.) A double iambus; a
foot consisting of two iambuses
(Di*i"o*dide) n. [Pref. di- + iodine.] (Chem.) A compound of a binary type containing two
atoms of iodine; called also biniodide.
(Di`i*sat"o*gen) n. [Pref. di- + isatine + -gen.] (Chem.) A red crystalline nitrogenous
substance of artificial production, which by reduction passes directly to indigo.
(Di*ju"di*cant) n. [L. dijudicans, p. pr.] One who dijudicates. [R.] Wood.
(Di*ju"di*cate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dijudicated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dijucating ] [L. dijudicatus,
p. p. of dijudicare to decide; di- = dis- + judicare to judge.] To make a judicial decision; to decide; to
determine. [R.] Hales.
(Di*ju`di*ca"tion) n. [L. dijudicatio.] The act of dijudicating; judgment. [R.] Cockeram.
(||Di"ka) n. [Native West African name.] A kind of food, made from the almondlike seeds of the
Irvingia Barteri, much used by natives of the west coast of Africa; called also dika bread.
(Dike) n. [OE. dic, dike, diche, ditch, AS. dic dike, ditch; akin to D. dijk dike, G. deich, and prob.
teich pond, Icel. diki dike, ditch, Dan. dige; perh. akin to Gr. tei^chos (for qei^chos) wall, and even
E. dough; or perh. to Gr. ti^fos pool, marsh. Cf. Ditch.]
1. A ditch; a channel for water made by digging.
Little channels or dikes cut to every bed.Ray.
2. An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.
Dikes that the hands of the farmers had raised . . .Longfellow.
Shut out the turbulent tides.
3. A wall of turf or stone. [Scot.]
4. (Geol.) A wall-like mass of mineral matter, usually an intrusion of igneous rocks, filling up rents or
fissures in the original strata.
(Dike), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Diked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Diking.] [OE. diken, dichen, AS. dician to
dike. See Dike.]
1. To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
2. To drain by a dike or ditch.
(Dike), v. i. To work as a ditcher; to dig. [Obs.]
He would thresh and thereto dike and delve.Chaucer.