Noun(1) a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens(2) (anatomy(3) a contraceptive device consisting of a flexible dome-shaped cup made of rubber or plastic; it is filled with spermicide and fitted over the uterine cervix(4) electro-acoustic transducer that vibrates to receive or produce sound waves
(1) Barrier methods include condoms, the diaphragm , the sponge, and the cervical cap.(2) Now she is learning to use her diaphragm too, as in yoga breathing.(3) The fitting diaphragm can then be sold to the patient and the clinic stock replenished, or the patient can be sent to the pharmacy to order the correct size.(4) Normal breathing is a two-step process starting with contractions of the diaphragm creating a vacuum in the lungs.(5) Heavier women should switch to a higher-dose oral contraceptive, he says, or use a backup method such as a diaphragm or condom if they want to remain on the low-dose pill.(6) The diaphragm device adjusts an exposure time by controlling incident luminous flux to the photographing element and an electric charge storage time of the photographing element.(7) A dynamic microphone's diaphragm , for instance, moves an attached coil of wire past a magnet to induce current flow in the wire. See diagram.(8) For a condenser mic, the principle components are the diaphragm , air and backplate.(9) In addition to a diaphragm , use a condom to protect against STDs.(10) Separating the chest from the abdomen, the diaphragm (pronounced: die-uh-fram) plays a lead role in breathing.(11) Contraction of the expiratory muscles displaces the abdomen inward and the diaphragm upward into the thorax during exhalation.(12) The flexible metal diaphragm provides expansion capability to partially compensate for thermal expansion mismatch between the liquids and the cylinder.(13) Focus on your diaphragm muscle, you can tell a moment before it spasms.(14) From the images above you can clearly see the lenses are identical even down to the aperture diaphragm , which begs the question is the lens in the PhotoPC 3000Z a Carl Zeiss design?(15) The diaphragm is the component that needs the most attention, as it hardens with age and could rupture.(16) All his recordings were made using the ├ö├ç├┐acoustic method├ö├ç├û - singing in front of a large horn, connected to a recording diaphragm and cutting stylus, which cut a groove in a rotating wax disc.