Main definitions of di- in English

: di-1di-2di-3

di-1

prefix

  • 1Twice; two-; double.

    ‘dichromatic’
    1. 1.1Chemistry Containing two atoms, molecules, or groups of a specified kind.
      ‘dioxide’

Origin

From Greek dis ‘twice’.

Pronunciation

di-

/di/

Main definitions of di- in English

: di-1di-2di-3

di-2

prefix

  • variant spelling of dis- shortened before l, m, n, r, s (followed by a consonant), and v; also often shortened before g, and sometimes before j

Origin

From Latin.

Pronunciation

di-

/di/

Main definitions of di- in English

: di-1di-2di-3

di-3

prefix

  • variant spelling of dia- shortened before a vowel (as in dielectric)

Pronunciation

di-

/dʌɪ/