Definitions for diacriticalˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
di•a•crit•i•calˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl(adj.)
serving to distinguish; distinctive.
capable of distinguishing.
serving as a diacritic.
Category: Language/Linguistics, Phonetics
Origin of diacritical:
capable of distinguishing
"students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel
Capable of distinguishing or of making a distinction.
Of, pertaining to, or serving as a diacritic
that separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, /, a, /, /, etc