(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.

2. An embankment to prevent inundations; a levee.

Dikes that the hands of the farmers had raised . . .
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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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