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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dis  \Dis\,  n.  [L.] 
  The  god  Pluto.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dis-  \Dis-\  (?;  258) 
  . 
 
  1.  A  prefix  from  the  Latin,  whence  F.  d['e]s,  or  sometimes 
  d['e]-,  dis-.  The  Latin  dis-appears  as  di-before  b,  d,  g, 
  l,  m,  n,  r,  v,  becomes  dif-before  f,  and  either  dis-or  di- 
  before  j.  It  is  from  the  same  root  as  bis  twice,  and  duo, 
  E.  two  See  {Two},  and  cf  {Bi-},  {Di-},  {Dia-}. 
  Dis-denotes  separation,  a  parting  from  as  in  distribute, 
  disconnect;  hence  it  often  has  the  force  of  a  privative 
  and  negative,  as  in  disarm,  disoblige,  disagree.  Also 
  intensive,  as  in  dissever. 
 
  Note:  Walker's  rule  of  pronouncing  this  prefix  is  that  the  s 
  ought  always  to  be  pronounced  like  z,  when  the  next 
  syllable  is  accented  and  begins  with  ``a  flat  mute  [b, 
  d,  v,  g,  z],  a  liquid  [l,  m,  n,  r],  or  a  vowel;  as 
  disable,  disease,  disorder,  disuse,  disband,  disdain, 
  disgrace,  disvalue,  disjoin,  dislike,  dislodge,  dismay, 
  dismember,  dismiss,  dismount,  disnatured,  disrank, 
  disrelish,  disrobe.''  Dr  Webster's  example  in 
  disapproving  of  Walker's  rule  and  pronouncing  dis-as 
  diz  in  only  one  (disease)  of  the  above  words  is 
  followed  by  recent  ortho["e]pists.  See  {Disable}, 
  {Disgrace},  and  the  other  words  beginning  with  dis-, 
  in  this  Dictionary 
 
  2.  A  prefix  from  Gr  di`s-  twice.  See  {Di-}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dis 
  n  :  god  of  the  underworld;  counterpart  of  Greek  Pluto  [syn:  {Dis}, 
  {Orcus}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DIS 
  Defense  Information  System  (mil.,  USA) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DIS 
  Digital  Identification  Signal  (HDLC) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  DIS 
  Draft  International  Standard  (ISO) 
 
 




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