Dictionary Results for diaphragm


1. diaphragm - noun

· a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; "the new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically"

Synonym(s): stop

Hypernym(s): mechanical_device




2. diaphragm - noun

· (anatomy) a muscular partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities; functions in respiration

Synonym(s): midriff

Hypernym(s): muscular_structure, musculature, muscle_system, membrane, tissue_layer




3. diaphragm - noun

· a 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

Synonym(s): pessary, contraceptive_diaphragm

Hypernym(s): contraceptive, preventive, preventative, contraceptive_device, prophylactic_device, birth_control_device




4. diaphragm - noun

· electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves

Hypernym(s): disk, disc





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