A combining form or prefix meaning through, throughout, completely, between, apart, asunder, across.

Before a vowel dia- becomes di- as in, diactinic; dielectric, etc.

Compare: di-.

Origin: Gr. dia through; orig., dividing into two parts; akin to two.

(05 Feb 2009)

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