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1. diaphragm

noun. ['ˈdaɪəˌfræm'] a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.

Synonyms

  • mechanical device
  • iris
  • photographic camera
  • camera
  • stop

Antonyms

  • thinness
  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness

Etymology

  • διάφραγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Diaphragm

  • anagram
  • barthram
  • bartram
  • beltram
  • buttram
  • cablegram
  • centigram
  • centram
  • coram
  • diagram
  • dram
  • electrocardiogram
  • engram
  • epigram
  • histogram
  • hologram
  • kilogram
  • logogram
  • mailgram
  • mammogram

How do you pronounce diaphragm?

Pronounce diaphragm as ˈdaɪəˌfræm.

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Sentences with diaphragm


1. Noun, singular or mass
Check the small bypass hole in the diaphragm to make sure it is free and clear.

2. Adjective
Check the diaphragm seat inside the flush valve to make sure it is clean and free of damage.

2. diaphragm

noun. ['ˈdaɪəˌfræm'] (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.

Synonyms

  • tissue layer
  • musculature
  • trunk
  • midriff
  • muscle system
  • body
  • muscular structure
  • torso

Antonyms

  • begin
  • continue
  • continuant consonant
  • free

Etymology

  • διάφραγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. diaphragm

noun. ['ˈdaɪəˌfræm'] 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
  • contraceptive device
  • birth control device
  • preventative
  • preventive
  • prophylactic device
  • pessary

Antonyms

  • hardness
  • unprotective
  • permissive
  • unhealthful

Etymology

  • διάφραγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

4. diaphragm

noun. ['ˈdaɪəˌfræm'] electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.

Synonyms

  • disc
  • electro-acoustic transducer

Antonyms

  • thick
  • porosity
  • thickness

Etymology

  • διάφραγμα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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