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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; Electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves;

Usage examples (38)
  • The new cameras adjust the diaphragm automatically
  • I for one think that a non-latex diaphragm is a great idea.
  • These muscles are sometimes termed the diaphragm of the pelvis.
  • As if my diaphragm is being played cos it make me feel a little breathless. for more
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  • A "diagram" (a plan, a drawing, or a sketch) of the patient's chest showed where the "diaphragm" (diaphragm) is located.
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