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dicotyledon a member of a large group of flowering plants that bear two embryonic seed leaves at sprouting, such as oaks, beans, and cabbages. (Cf. monocotyledon.)
dicoumarin see Dicumarol.
dicta a pl. of dictum.
Dictaphone trademark for a machine that records dictation so it can be played back for writing or typing later.
dictate to say or read aloud (something) in order that it may be recorded or written down by someone else. [6 definitions]
dictation the speaking or reading of words for a person to write down or a machine to record. [3 definitions]
dictator a ruler who has supreme and total authority, esp. one who has seized power or who uses it harshly or selfishly. [3 definitions]
dictatorial domineering or overbearing in manner; imperious. [2 definitions]
dictatorship a country or government under dictatorial rule. [2 definitions]
diction word choice and arrangement in speech or writing, esp. as a reflection of forcefulness or effectiveness. [2 definitions]
dictionary a reference work that contains a list of words of a particular language, usu. in alphabetical order and supplemented with information about the spelling, pronunciation, and meaning of each word. [3 definitions]
dictum a formal or official pronouncement or declaration. [3 definitions]
Dicumarol a white crystalline powder, produced synthetically or from sweet clover, used in medicine to prevent blood from clotting; dicoumarin.
did past tense of do1.
didact a person who is fond of instructing others; didactic person.
didactic intended to educate or instruct, esp. in moral values. [2 definitions]
didactics (used with a sing. verb) the science or art of teaching; pedagogy.
diddle1 (informal) to cheat or swindle. [2 definitions]
diddle2 (informal) to jerk or move rapidly back and forth or up and down; jiggle.
didn't contracted form of "did not".
Dido in the ancient Roman epic poem The Aeneid by Virgil, the queen of Carthage who detains Aeneas, then kills herself after he abandons her. [2 definitions]