[ dahy-uh-lek-ti-kuhl ]
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  1. of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.

Origin of dialectical

First recorded in 1520–30; dialectic + -al1

usage note For dialectical

See dialectal.

Other words from dialectical

  • non·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjective
  • non·di·a·lec·ti·cal·ly, adverb
  • un·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjective

Words that may be confused with dialectical

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How to use dialectical in a sentence

  • As a mere exhibition of dialectical acumen, minute distinctions, and logical precision in the use of words, it was wonderful.

  • The report, with its various pieces of testimony, was presented to the dialectical Society on the 20th of July, 1870.

    Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion

British Dictionary definitions for dialectical


/ (ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl) /

  1. of or relating to dialectic or dialectics

Derived forms of dialectical

  • dialectically, adverb

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