1. diction the manner in which something is expressed in words
  2. Dalmatian a native or inhabitant of Dalmatia
  3. dalmatian a large breed having a smooth white coat with black or brown spots; originated in Dalmatia
  4. declamation recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
  5. defamation an abusive attack on a person's character or good name
  6. dilatation the act of expanding an aperture
  7. dilation the act of making an opening wider
  8. dilution a solution reduced in strength or concentration
  9. demotion act of lowering in rank or position
  10. delineation a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
  11. delegation a group of representatives
  12. dislocation a disruption or lack of continuity
  13. decimation destroying or killing a large part of the population
  14. collimation the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
  15. delimitation a line that indicates a boundary
  16. slow motion a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
  17. deletion any process whereby sounds or words are left out of spoken words or phrases
  18. Dormition celebration in the Eastern Orthodox Church of the Virgin Mary's being taken up into heaven when her earthly life ended; corresponds to the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Church and is also celebrated on August 15th
  19. Dalmatia a historical region of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea
  20. demolition the act of destroying completely