(?), n. [Gr. a running through; dia` through + , used as inf. aor. of to run.] A complete course or vibration; time of vibration, as of a pendulum. [Obs.] Locke.





} (?; 277), n.;
pl. Direses or Diereses (#).
[L. diaeresis, Gr. , fr. to divide; dia` through, asunder + to take. See Heresy.] 1. (Gram.) The separation or resolution of one syllable into two; -- the opposite of synresis.
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2. A mark consisting of two dots [], placed over the second of two adjacent vowels, to denote that they are to be pronounced as distinct letters; as, coperate, arial.
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