An example of dia used as a prefix is in the word "diagnosis," which means a thorough analysis of a disease.
- through, throughout, across: diachronic, diagram
- apart, between: dialect, diacritical
Origin of dia-Middle English from Old French from Classical Latin from Classical Greek dia, through, across from an unverified form disa, in two, apart from Indo-European an unverified form dis- from base an unverified form dwo, two
- Through: diachronic.
- Across: diatropism.
Origin of dia-Greek from dia through
dia - Computer Definition
(1) See Ethernet DIA.
(2) (Document Interchange Architecture) An IBM SNA format used to exchange documents from dissimilar machines within an LU 6.2 session. It acted as an envelope to hold the document and did not set any standards for the content of the document, such as layout settings or graphics standards.