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dialectical

[dahy-uh-lek-ti-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. dialectic.
  2. of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.

Origin of dialectical

First recorded in 1520–30; dialectic + -al1
Related formsnon·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjectivenon·di·a·lec·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjective
Can be confuseddialectal dialectic dialectical (see usage note at dialectal)

Usage note

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British Dictionary definitions for un-dialectical

dialectical

adjective
  1. of or relating to dialectic or dialectics
Derived Formsdialectically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un-dialectical

dialectical

adj.

"argumentative," 1540s; see dialectic + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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