din

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • (written as DIN)
    German Industrial Standard(s).
  • acronym forDeutsche Industrie Norm(en)
    (written as DIN)

Computing

  • noun
    (written as DIN)
    a German industry standards organisation known particularly for specifications for plugs and sockets.

Media Studies

  • noun
    (written as DIN)
    a system of numbers used to indicate the speed of a photographic film

Electronics

  • acronym forDeutsches Industrie Norm
    (written as DIN)

Origin & History of “din”

Din is an ancient word, traceable back via Old English dyne and Germanic *dunjaz to an Indo-European base *dhun-, signifying ‘loud noise’. this is also represented in Sanskrit dhúnis ‘roaring’ and Lithuanian dundéti ‘sound’.
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