HyperDic: diaphragm

English > 4 senses of the word diaphragm:
NOUNartifactdiaphragm, stopa mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens
bodydiaphragm, midriff(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities
artifactdiaphragm, pessary, contraceptive diaphragma contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic
artifactdiaphragmelectro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
diaphragm > pronunciation
Soundsday'ahfrae.m
RhymesAbraham ... yam: 73 rhymes with aem...
English > diaphragm: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens.
Example"the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"
Synonymstop
Part ofcamera, photographic cameraequipment for taking photographs (usually consisting of a lightproof box with a lens at one end and light-sensitive film at the other)
Narroweriris, iris diaphragmdiaphragm consisting of thin overlapping plates that can be adjusted to change the diameter of a central opening
Broadermechanical devicemechanism consisting of a device that works on mechanical principles
Spanishdiafragma
Catalandiafragma
English > diaphragm: 4 senses > noun 2, body
Meaning(anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration.
Synonymmidriff
Categoryanatomy, general anatomyThe branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
Part oftorso, trunk, bodyThe body excluding the head and neck and limbs
Broadermembrane, tissue layerA pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
muscular structure, musculature, muscle systemThe muscular system of an organism
Spanishdiafragma, membrana
Catalandiafragma
Adjectivesphrenicof or relating to the diaphragm
English > diaphragm: 4 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix.
Synonymspessary, contraceptive diaphragm
Broadercontraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive device, prophylactic device, birth control deviceAn agent or device intended to prevent conception
Spanishdiafragma, pesario
Catalandiafragma, pessari
English > diaphragm: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningelectro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves.
Part ofelectro-acoustic transducerA transducer that converts electrical to acoustic energy or vice versa
Broaderdisk, discA flat circular plate
Spanishdiafragma
Catalandiafragma

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