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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 Iris Diaphragm

Sentences with iris-diaphragm


1. Noun Phrase
Locate the iris diaphragm underneath the stage.

2. Noun Phrase
Label the iris diaphragm.

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))

5. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] muscular diaphragm that controls the size of the pupil which in turn controls the amount of light that enters the eye; it forms the colored portion of the eye.

Synonyms

  • tissue layer
  • pupil
  • optic
  • eye
  • oculus

Antonyms

  • continuant consonant
  • free
  • start
  • go on

6. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] diaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening.

Synonyms

  • iris diaphragm
  • diaphragm

Antonyms

  • effector
  • inattention
  • begin

7. iris

noun. ['ˈaɪrəs, ˈaɪrɪs'] plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three drooping sepals.

Synonyms

  • Iris foetidissima
  • bulbous iris
  • bearded iris
  • blue flag
  • vernal iris
  • fleur-de-lis
  • Iris xiphioides
  • beardless iris
  • stinking iris
  • yellow flag
  • Iris versicolor
  • Persian iris
  • gladdon
  • Iris pseudacorus
  • iridaceous plant
  • Iris cristata
  • roast beef plant
  • genus Iris
  • yellow water flag
  • Iris verna
  • gladdon iris
  • sword lily
  • Iris persica
  • English iris
  • dwarf iris
  • southern blue flag
  • Iris virginica
  • stinking gladwyn
  • flag

Antonyms

  • action
  • activeness
  • beginning
  • attack
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