diaphragm as a noun:
A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens:
— The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically.
anatomy A muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.
mezzo termine [It];
juste milieu [Fr.]
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[interposition by one person in another's affairs, at the intervenor's initiative]
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Dutch: diafragma, middenrif
Polish: przepona, diafragma
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
Electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.
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