- The definition of diplomatic is someone who can be sensitive in dealing with others and who can achieve peaceful resolutions or facilitate discussion.
A person who doesn't take sides in a fight but who instead helps others to resolve their differences is an example of someone who is diplomatic.
- of official or original documents
- designating or of a copy or edition exactly reproducing an original document or manuscript
- of or connected with diplomacy
- tactful and adroit in dealing with people
Origin of diplomaticFrench diplomatique ; from Modern Latin diplomaticus ; from Classical Latin diploma (gen. diplomatis), diploma
- Of, relating to, or involving diplomacy or diplomats.
- Using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others.
- a. Of or relating to diplomatics.b. Being an exact copy of the original: a diplomatic edition.
Origin of diplomaticFrench diplomatique, from New Latin diplōmaticus, from Latin diplōma, diplōmat-, letter of introduction; see diploma.
(comparative more diplomatic, superlative most diplomatic)
- Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.
- She spent thirty years working for Canada's diplomatic service.
- Albania immediately severed diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe.
- Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
- Thoughtful corrections can be diplomatic as well as instructional.
- describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
- Whereas a diplomatic edition uses as its base text a single, "best" manuscript, to which other textual evidence is collated and organized into an apparatus, a critical text of the LXX/OG may be described as a collection of the oldest recoverable texts, carefully restored book by book (section by section), aiming at achieving the closest approximation to the original translations (from Hebrew or Aramaic) or compositions (in Greek), systematically reconstructed from the widest array of relevant textual data (including controlled conjecture). The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies, Critical Editions of Septuagint/Old Greek Texts.
- Relating to diplomatics, or the study of old texts; paleographic.
From French diplomatique.