Diorama to Dipropyl
(Di`o*ra"ma) n. [Gr. to see through; = dia` through + to see; cf. that which is seen, a sight: cf.
F. diorama. Cf. Panorama.]
1. A mode of scenic representation, invented by Daguerre and Bouton, in which a painting is seen from
a distance through a large opening. By a combination of transparent and opaque painting, and of transmitted
and reflected light, and by contrivances such as screens and shutters, much diversity of scenic effect is
2. A building used for such an exhibition.
(Di`o*ram"ic) a. Pertaining to a diorama.
(Di"o*rism) n. [Gr. fr. to distinguish; = dia` through + to divide from, fr. a boundary.] Definition; logical
direction. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Di`o*ris"tic) a. Distinguishing; distinctive; defining. [R.] Di`o*ris"tic*al*ly adv. [R.] Dr. H.
(Di"o*rite) n. [Cf. F. diorite. See Diorism.] (Min.) An igneous, crystalline in structure, consisting
essentially of a triclinic feldspar and hornblende. It includes part of what was called greenstone.
(Di`o*rit"ic) a. Containing diorite.
(Di`or*thot"ic) a. [Gr. = + to set straight.] Relating to the correcting or straightening out of
(||Di`os*co"re*a) n. [NL. Named after Dioscorides the Greek physician.] (Bot.) A genus of
plants. See Yam.
(||Di*o"ta) n. [L., fr. Gr. two- handled; di- = di`s- twice + ear, handle.] (Rom. Antiq.) A vase or
drinking cup having two handles or ears.
Carbon dioxide. See Carbonic acid, under Carbonic.
(Di*ox"ide) n. [Pref. di- + oxide.] (Chem.) (a) An oxide containing two atoms of oxygen
in each molecule; binoxide. (b) An oxide containing but one atom or equivalent of oxygen to two of a
metal; a suboxide. [Obs.]
(Di`ox*in"dol) n. [Pref. di- + oxygen + indol.] (Chem.) A white, crystalline, nitrogenous
substance obtained by the reduction of isatin. It is a member of the indol series; hence its name.
(Dip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dipped or Dipt ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dipping.] [OE. dippen, duppen, AS.
dyppan; akin to Dan. dyppe, Sw. doppa, and to AS. dpan to baptize, OS. dpian, D. doopen, G. taufen,
Sw. döpa, Goth. daupjan, Lith. dubus deep, hollow, OSlav. dupl hollow, and to E. dive. Cf. Deep,
1. To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw
The priest shall dip his finger in the blood.Lev. iv. 6.
[Wat'ry fowl] now dip their pinions in the briny deep.Pope.
While the prime swallow dips his wing.Tennyson.
2. To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion. Book of Common Prayer. Fuller.