diplomatic

See also: diplomàtic

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From French diplomatique, equal to diplomat +‎ -ic.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɪpləˈmætɪk/
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AdjectiveEdit

diplomatic (comparative more diplomatic, superlative most diplomatic)

  1. Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.
    She spent thirty years working for Canada's diplomatic service.
    Albania immediately severed diplomatic relations with Zimbabwe.
  2. Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments.
    Thoughtful corrections can be diplomatic as well as instructional.
  3. describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus
  4. Relating to diplomatics, or the study of old texts; paleographic.

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NounEdit

diplomatic (uncountable)

  1. The science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography.
    • 1983, Theodore Frank Thomas Plucknett, Studies in English legal history (page 151)
      In its broadest aspect, the subject-matter of diplomatic is the relation between documents and facts.

LadinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diplomatic m pl

  1. plural of diplomatich

OccitanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

diplomatic m (feminine singular diplomatica, masculine plural diplomatics, feminine plural diplomaticas)

  1. diplomatic

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French diplomatique, from Latin diplomaticus.

AdjectiveEdit

diplomatic m or n (feminine singular diplomatică, masculine plural diplomatici, feminine and neuter plural diplomatice)

  1. diplomatic

DeclensionEdit