dialectical

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

adjective

of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.

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Origin of dialectical

First recorded in 1520–30; dialectic + -al1

usage note for dialectical

OTHER WORDS FROM dialectical

non·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjectivenon·di·a·lec·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·di·a·lec·ti·cal, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH dialectical

dialectal dialectic dialectical (see usage note at dialectal)
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British Dictionary definitions for non-dialectical

dialectical
/ (ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to dialectic or dialectics

Derived forms of dialectical

dialectically, adverb
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