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Definition of diptych noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

diptych

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdɪptɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪptɪk//
 
(specialist) Artwork and techniques
 
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a painting, especially a religious one, with two wooden panels that can be closed like a book See related entries: Artwork and techniques Word Origin early 17th cent.: via late Latin from late Greek diptukha ‘pair of writing tablets’, neuter plural of Greek diptukhos ‘folded in two’, from di- ‘twice’ + ptukhē ‘a fold’.
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