Definitions for diacriticalˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•a•crit•i•calˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl(adj.)

  1. serving to distinguish; distinctive.

  2. capable of distinguishing.

  3. serving as a diacritic.

    Category: Language/Linguistics, Phonetics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diacritic, diacritical(adj)

    capable of distinguishing

    "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel


  1. diacritical(Adjective)

    Capable of distinguishing or of making a distinction.

  2. diacritical(Adjective)

    Of, pertaining to, or serving as a diacritic

Webster Dictionary

  1. Diacritical(adj)

    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


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