1. Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic
2. Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful; as, diplomatic management.
3. Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic. Astle.
(Dip`lo*mat"ic), n. A minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist.
(Dip`lo*mat"ic*al*ly), adv. According to the rules of diplomacy; in the manner of a diplomatist; artfully.
(Dip`lo*mat"ics) n. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and
determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
(Di*plo"ma*tism) n. Diplomacy. [R.]
(Di*plo"ma*tist) n. [Cf. F. diplomatiste a student of diplomatics.] A person employed in, or
skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.
In ability, Avaux had no superior among the numerous able diplomatists whom his country then possessed.Macaulay.
(||Di*plo"pi*a Dip"lo*py) n. [NL. diplopia, from Gr. double + the root of sight: cf. F. diplopie.]
(Med.) The act or state of seeing double.
In crossed or heteronymous diplopia the image seen by the right eye is upon the left hand, and that
seen by the left eye is upon the right hand. In homonymous diplopia the image seen by the right eye
is on the right side, that by the left eye on the left side. In vertical diplopia one image stands above the
(Dip"lo*pod) n. (Zoöl.) One of the Diplopoda.
(||Di*plop"o*da) n. pl. [Gr. double + -poda.] (Zoöl.) An order of myriapods having two pairs
of legs on each segment; the Chilognatha.
(Dip`lo*stem"o*nous) a. [Gr. double + the warp, a thread.] (Bot.) Having twice as
many stamens as petals, as the geranium. R. Brown.
(Dip`lo*stem"o*ny) n. (Bot.) The condition of being diplostemonous.
(||Dip*neu"mo*na) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. = lung.] (Zoöl.) A group of spiders having only two
lunglike organs. [Written also Dipneumones.]
(||Dip"no*i) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. with two breathing apertures; di- = di`s- twice + breath.] (Zoöl.)
A group of ganoid fishes, including the living genera Ceratodus and Lepidosiren, which present the
closest approximation to the Amphibia. The air bladder acts as a lung, and the nostrils open inside the
mouth. See Ceratodus, and Illustration in Appendix.
(Dip"o*dy) n.; pl. Dipodies [Gr. fr. two-footed; di- = di`s- twice + foot.] (Pros.) Two metrical
feet taken together, or included in one measure. Hadley.
Trochaic, iambic, and anapestic verses . . . are measured by dipodies.W. W. Goodwin.
(Di*po"lar) a. [Pre. di- + polar. Cf. Bipolar.] Having two poles, as a magnetic bar.
(Dip"pel's oil`) (Chem.) [From the name of the inventor.] See Bone oil, under Bone.