Definition of Diacritical

1. Adjective. Capable of distinguishing. "The diacritic elements in culture"

Exact synonyms: Diacritic
Similar to: Discriminating
Derivative terms: Diacritic, Diacritic



Definition of Diacritical

1. Adjective. Capable of distinguishing or of making a distinction. ¹

2. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, or serving as a diacritic ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diacritical

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Diacritical

1. 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,

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diacritical

diacid
diacidic
diacids
diaclasis
diacodium
diacodiums
diaconal
diaconate
diaconates
diacoustic
diacoustics
diacranterian
diacrinous
diacrisis
diacritic
diacritical (current term)
diacritical hook
diacritical hooks
diacritical mark
diacritical marks
diacriticked
diacritics
diacrylate
diacrylates
diact
diactine
diactinic
diactivated
diacyl
diacylamine

Literary usage of Diacritical

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Classical Journal (1814)
"ON THE diacritical POINTS. To THE EDITOR OF THE CLASSICAL JOURNAL. IN No. XV. of the Classical Journal you favored me with the insertion of an article, ..."

2. Proofreading and Punctuation by Adele Millicent Smith (1907)
"ALPHABETS, ACCENTS, diacritical MARKS, AND DIVISIONS IN THE PRINCIPAL MODERN ... diacritical marks are not often used in English, except in schemes of ..."

3. Fundamentals of the English Language, Or, Orthography and Orthoepy: Designed by Frank Van Buren Irish (1888)
"Some call the SUSPENDED BAR the PERPENDICULAR, others call it the DOTTED BAR The -word may be written SUSPENDED-BAR, if preferred. diacritical MARKS have ..."

4. Public School Methods (1921)
"In teaching children to interpret the diacritical marks used to indicate pronunciation in a dictionary, the teacher will get the readiest response by ..."

5. The Essentials of Language and Grammar by Albert Le Roy Bartlett (1900)
"L diacritical Marks. The English alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. ... diacritical Marks, or Diacritics, are marks added to, or put adjacent to, ..."

6. Good English, Oral and Written by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linnaeus Marsh (1920)
"What are diacritical marks? If you do not know, look up the word "diacritical" in your ... Pronunciation is shown by diacritical marks and by re-spelling. ..."

7. Good English, Oral and Written by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch (1917)
"What are diacritical marks? If you do not know, look up the word "diacritical" in your ... Pronunciation is shown by diacritical marks and by re-spelling. ..."

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