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a formal statement of opinion; an authoritative.pronouncement; a dictum is a saying that describes an aspect of life in a specific way (the dictum that it is preferable to be roughly right than precisely wrong); an assertion; a dictate, an edict, a decree; a maxim
obiter dictum.noun,.plural.obiter dicta
in law, an opinion voiced by a judge that has only incidental bearing on the case in question and is therefore not binding; an incidental remark or observation; a passing comment

someone or a group being didactic enforcedly tells people things rather than letting them find things out by discussing them; designed or intended to teach; intended to convey instruction and information; making moral observations 

differ, differed, differing, differs.intransitive verbs
to be dissimilar or unlike in nature, quality, amount or form (ambition differs from greed); to be of a different opinion; disagree (the student differed with the teacher on several facts)

the quality or condition of being unlike or dissimilar (an instance of disparity or unlikeness); an amount by which things differ; a point or element that distinguishes one thing from another; a noticeable change or effect (exercise has made a difference in her health); a disagreement or controversy; a cause of a disagreement or controversy; discrimination in taste or choice; distinction
Mathematics:.the amount by which one quantity is greater or less than another; the amount that remains after one quantity is subtracted from another
difference, differenced, differencing, differences.transitive verbs
to distinguish or differentiate

unlike in form, quality, amount or nature; dissimilar (took different approaches to the problem); distinct or separate (many different ideas were brought out when the students began expressing themselves); various or assorted (interviewed different members of the community; she had a different point of view which opened up all our minds to more possibilities)

of, relating to or showing a difference; constituting or making a difference; distinctive; dependent on or making use of a specific difference
Mathematics:.an infinitesimal.increment in a variable; the product of the derivative of a function containing one variable multiplied by the increment of the independent variable; a difference in wage rate or in price
Automotives:.a differential gear

differentiate, differentiated, differentiating, differentiates.verbs
to constitute a difference in or between
transitive verb use.to constitute the distinction between (subspecies that are differentiated by the markings on their wings); to perceive or show the difference in or between; discriminate; to make different by alteration or modification. 4. Mathematics:.to calculate the derivative or differential of a function
intransitive verb use.to become distinct or specialized; acquire a different character; to make distinctions; discriminate
a differentiation or being differentiated

an attribute that distinguishes one entity from another, especially an attribute that distinguishes one species from others of the same genus

lacking in confidence; shy
the quality or state of being diffident; timidity or shyness

diffuse, diffused, diffusing, diffuses.verbs
transitive verb use.to pour out and cause to spread freely; to spread about or scatter; disseminate; to make less brilliant; soften
intransitive verb use.to become widely dispersed; spread out
widely spread or scattered; not concentrated
the process of diffusing or the condition of being diffused
capable of diffusing or of undergoing diffusion; if something such as knowledge or information is diffused or if it diffuses somewhere, it is made known over a wide area or to a lot of people

the bending or spreading of waves
diffract, diffracted, diffracting, diffracts.transitive and intransitive verbs
to undergo or cause to undergo diffraction

having or showing dignity or stateliness

someone regarded worthy of respect because of accomplishments benefiting lives of others

the quality or state of being worthy of esteem or respect; of merit, worth; worthiness; stateliness; inherent nobility and worth (the dignity of honest labor); poise and self-respect (not to disparage oneself is a mark of a dignified person); stateliness and formality in manner and appearance; the respect and honor associated with an important position; a high office or rank; dignities; the ceremonial symbols and observances attached to high office
dignity.transitive verb
worthiness; a person's degree of worth; worthy of respect

a situation where one must choose between unpleasant alternatives

characterized by directed, steady, earnest and energetic effort (Proverbs 10:4; Matthew 7:12-14); painstaking; sharp
earnest and persistent application to an undertaking; steady effort; assiduity; attentive care; heedfulness

a dimension is a measurable.event, a mathematically definable aspect of some object that one may currently be concerned about, that is, there are different levels of air; however, different levels of consciousness, different levels of love, kindness, etc. are beyond physical measurement and are therefor densities; a dimension is any measurable extent, as, length, breadth, thickness, etc. Ephesians 3:18 (the dimension of time; velocity has the dimensions of length divided by time); increased effort to acquire air is noticed to be necessary at higher levels, such as going up a mountain; a particular dimension of something is a particular aspect of it (often we see there are political dimension accusations; this discovery adds a new dimension to our work); if you talk about the dimensions of something, you are talking about its extent and size; degree; if you talk about the dimensions of an object or place, you are referring to its size and proportions (to our observations, the multiverse and all we see in it while we have an ordinary consciousness, is of three-dimensions); the number of coordinates (to set in equal rank; that which enables coordination) needed to specify the position of a point in some space of possibilities; the fourth dimension refers to time; compare heterotic string theory; a dimension is the measure of the size of an object, such as a box, usually given as length, width and height; in mathematics and physics one also considers higher dimensional spaces, such as four-dimensional space-time, where four numbers are needed to characterize a point, three to fix a point in space and one to fix the time; infinite-dimensional spaces, first studied early in the 20th century, have played an increasingly important role both in mathematics and in parts of physics such as quantum field theory, where they represent the space of possible states of a quantum mechanical system; we say the surface of the Earth has two dimensions, since each point can be located by a pair of numbers, usually latitude and longitude, but these lack what the Earth actually is; higherdimensional curved spaces were introduced by the German mathematician Bernhard Riemann in 1854 and have become both a major subject of study within mathematics and a basic component of modern physics, all the way from Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity and the subsequent development of cosmological models of the universe to late-20th-century superstring theory aka m-theory; in 1918 the German mathematician Felix Hausdorff introduced the notion of fractional dimension. The Polish-French mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot, who coined the word fractal and showed how fractional dimensions could be useful in many parts of applied mathematics
dimension, dimensioned, dimensioning, dimensions.transitive verbs
to cut or shape to specified dimensions (the kids cut the cookie douth all to the same dimensions); to mark with specified dimensions; from Old French based on Latin 'dimetiri' meaning 'to measure out'

diminish, diminished, diminishing, diminishes.transitive verbs
to make smaller, reduce in size, degree importance, etc. 
diminish.intransitive verb
to become smaller 
diminished, diminishable.adjectives
made smaller, lessened, reduced

the act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction; the resulting reduction; decrease
Music:.repetition of a theme in notes one-quarter or one-half the duration of the original
a diminutive word, affix or name; a diminutive individual
indicating small size and sometimes the state or quality of being familiarly known, lovable, pitiable or contemptible; used of affixes (-ette, -kin, -ling) and of words formed with them (as kitchenette, duckling, etc.), of clipped forms, as Jim and of altered forms, as Peggy); compare augmentative; exceptionally or notably small; tiny
diminutiveness noun.(words ending in 'ess' are usuallywithout pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses' is clumsy)

dinoflagellates.plural noun
any of bioluminescent numerous minute, chiefly marine protozoans of the order Dinoflagellata, characteristically having two flagella and a cellulose covering and forming one of the chief constituents of plankton; they include bioluminescent forms and forms that produce red tide; they are tiny algae like sea creatures, that can show a surprising dazzle of light when a predator is noticed and in different ways

one, such as an ambassador, who has been appointed to represent a government in its relations with other governments; one who uses skill and tact in dealing with others
the art of maintaining affable relations; skill in dealing with people; tact; the skillful conducting of relations between nations
of, relating.to.or.involving diplomacy; using or marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others

a document.issued by an educational institution, such as a university, testifying that the recipient has attained a level of knowledge and practical use of it in order to receive a piece of paper stating completion of a particular course of study; a certificate.conferring a privilege or honor

distil.or.distill, distilled, distilling, distils.or.distills.transitive verbs
to increase the concentration of, separate or purify by or as if by distillation; to subject a substance to distillation such as destructive distilliation; to separate a distillate by distillation; to separate or extract the essential elements of (distill the crucial points of the book)
intransitive verb use.to undergo or be produced by distillation; to fall or exude in drops or small quantities
the evaporation and subsequent collection of a liquid by condensation as a means of purification (the distillation of water); the extraction of the volatile components of a mixture by the condensation and collection of the vapors that are produced as the mixture is heated (petroleum distillation); a distillate
a liquid condensed from vapor in distillation; a purified form; an essence
an establishment for distilling for distilling alcoholic liquors or distilled water.
one that distills, as a condenser; one that makes alcoholic liquors by the process of distillation

ditzy.or.ditsy, ditzier.or.ditsier, ditziest.or.ditsiest.adjectives
eccentrically scatterbrained or inane

a group of religious congregations united under a common faith and name; one of a series of kinds, values or sizes, as in a system of currency or weights (cash registers have compartments for bills of different denominations; the stamps come in 25¢ and 45¢ denominations); a name or designation, especially for a class or group
in mathematics, the expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the number of parts into which one whole is divided; a common.trait or characteristic; an average level or standard (the success of the film demonstrates the denominator of public taste)

a stupid person

a muscular membranous partition separating the abdominal and thoracic cavities and functioning in respiration, also called midriff; a membranous part that divides or separates; a thin disk, especially in a microphone or telephone receiver, that vibrates in response to sound waves to produce electric signals or that vibrates in response to electric signals to produce sound waves; a contraceptive device consisting of a thin flexible disk, usually made of rubber, that is designed to cover the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm during sexual intercourse

of, concerning or characteristic of the devil; satanic; appropriate to a devil, especially in degree of wickedness or cruelty

a subservient person; a flunky; a despised person; a lackey; a sycophant

disturb, disturbed, disturbing, disturbs.transitive verbs
to break up or destroy the tranquility or settled state of ("subterranean fires and deep unrest disturb the whole area" ...Rachel Carson); to trouble emotionally or mentally; upset; to interfere with; interrupt (noise that disturbed my sleep); to intrude on; inconvenience (constant calls disturbed her work); to put out of order; disarrange

the act of disturbing; the condition of being disturbed

Debir was an ancient Amorite king of Eglon:.Genesis 15:16. Debir was one of the five Canaanitish kings who were hanged by Joshua (Joshua 10:3,23) after the victory at Gibeon. These kings had fled and took refuge in a cave at Makkedah. They were found and were kept confined till Joshua returned from the pursuit of their discomfited armies, when he caused them to be brought forth and "Joshua smote them and slew them and hanged them on five trees." ...Joshua 10:27.

distract, distracted, distracting, distracts.transitive verbs
to cause to turn away from the original focus of attention or interest; divert
the act of distracting or the condition of being distracted; something, especially an amusement, that distracts (loved the puppy to distraction)

Mythology:.a male being, often the offspring of a God and a mortal, who has some but not all of the powers of a God; an inferior deity; a minor God; a deified man; a person who is highly honored or revered