[gruh-mat-i-kuh l]
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Origin of grammatical

1520–30; < Latin grammatic(us) (< Greek grammatikós knowing one's letters, equivalent to grammat-, stem of grámma letter + -ikos -ic) + -al1
Related formsgram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·gram·mat·i·cal, adjectivean·ti·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverban·ti·gram·mat·i·cal·ness, nounhy·per·gram·mat·i·cal, adjectivehy·per·gram·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbhy·per·gram·mat·i·cal·ness, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for grammatical


  1. of or relating to grammar
  2. (of a sentence) well formed; regarded as correct and acceptable by native speakers of the language
Derived Formsgrammatically, adverbgrammaticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for grammatical

1520s, from Middle French grammatical and directly from Late Latin grammaticalis "of a scholar," from grammaticus "pertaining to grammar" (see grammar). Related: Grammatically (c.1400).

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