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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A painting or carving (especially an altarpiece) on two panels (usually hinged like a book).

Usage examples (36)
  • The term diptych is often restricted to a highly ornamented type of notebooks.
  • A codex of two leaves was called a diptych; of three, a triptych, etc.
  • A diptych is a sort of notebook, formed by the union of two tablets, placed one upon the other and united by rings or by a hinge.
  • The beautiful diptych in the Bargello, representing for more
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