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diaphragm

noun

1 diaphragm

A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens:
— The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically.

synonym: stop.

Dutch: diafragma



2 diaphragm

anatomy A muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.

synonym: midriff.

Roget 68: middle, midst, mediety, mean etc. 29; medium, middle term; center etc. 222, mid-course etc. 628; ... show more

Roget 228: interposition, interjacence, intercurrence, intervenience, interlocation, interdigitation, interjection, interpolation, interlineation, interspersion, intercalation.    [interposition at a fine-grained level] interpenetration; permeation; ... show more

Dutch: diafragma, middenrif
Polish: diafragma, przepona

3 diaphragm

A contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix.

synonyms: contraceptive diaphragm, pessary.

Dutch: membraan, pessarium
Polish: pensarium, diafragma, krążek

4 diaphragm

Electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.


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