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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 state or order with authoritative force; prescribe definitely. [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]