What does Diplomatic mean?

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ˌdɪp ləˈmæt ɪkdiplo·mat·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diplomaticadjective

    relating to or characteristic of diplomacy

    "diplomatic immunity"

  2. diplomatic, diplomaticaladjective

    using or marked by tact in dealing with sensitive matters or people

    "the hostess averted a confrontation with a diplomatic chenage of subject"


  1. diplomaticadjective

    Concerning the relationships between the governments of countries.

  2. diplomaticadjective

    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. diplomaticadjective

    describing a publication of a text which follows a single basic manuscript, but with variants in other manuscripts noted in the critical apparatus


  1. Diplomatic

    Diplomatics (in American English, and in most anglophone countries), or diplomatic (in British English), is a scholarly discipline centred on the critical analysis of documents: especially, historical documents. It focuses on the conventions, protocols and formulae that have been used by document creators, and uses these to increase understanding of the processes of document creation, of information transmission, and of the relationships between the facts which the documents purport to record and reality. The discipline originally evolved as a tool for studying and determining the authenticity of the official charters and diplomas issued by royal and papal chanceries. It was subsequently appreciated that many of the same underlying principles could be applied to other types of official document and legal instrument, to non-official documents such as private letters, and, most recently, to the metadata of electronic records. Diplomatics is one of the auxiliary sciences of history. It should not be confused with its sister-discipline of palaeography. In fact, its techniques have more in common with those of the literary disciplines of textual criticism and historical criticism.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diplomaticadjective

    alt. of Diplomatical

  2. Diplomaticnoun

    a minister, official agent, or envoy to a foreign court; a diplomatist

  3. Diplomaticnoun

    the science of diplomas, or the art of deciphering ancient writings, and determining their age, authenticity, etc.; paleography

Editors Contribution

  1. diplomatic

    Expressing diplomacy.

    The diplomat was excellent at diplomacy and the team were so efficient at creating peace.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Diplomatic' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4407

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Diplomatic' in Adjectives Frequency: #602

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diplomatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Diplomatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Diplomatic in a Sentence

  1. Rex Tillerson:

    Diplomatic and financial leverage or power will be backed up by willingness to counteract North Korean aggression with military action, if necessary. the council has repeatedly warned that it will take 'further significant measures, including sanctions' in the case of future provocations.

  2. White House:

    President Biden detailed our efforts to prevent and then respond to the invasion, including by imposing costs on Russia, the president underscored his support for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We need to be clear-eyed about what we can expect from Iran, this isn't the start of some larger diplomatic opening. And we shouldn't expect that this deal will lead to a broader change in their behavior.

  4. Gerry Northwood:

    Not being military will allow the vessels greater freedom of movement. It will not always be necessary for them to seek diplomatic clearance for them to enter foreign ports.

  5. Mykhailo Podoliak:

    A fairly representative delegation from the United States, including Vice President( Kamala) Harris, and many European political actors are also expected to attend, it is quite natural that the Ukrainian authorities should not only be present at the key event of the diplomatic frontline, but also participate in the relevant discussions.

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