dialectical

[ dahy-uh-lek-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪ kəl /

adjective

of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.

Nearby words

  1. dialect,
  2. dialect atlas,
  3. dialect geography,
  4. dialectal,
  5. dialectic,
  6. dialectical materialism,
  7. dialectical theology,
  8. dialectician,
  9. dialecticism,
  10. dialectics

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 dialectical

dialectical

/ (ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to dialectic or dialectics
Derived Formsdialectically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for dialectical

dialectical

adj.

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

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