diacritical


di·a·crit·i·cal

adjective \ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-ti-kəl\

Definition of DIACRITICAL

1
:  serving as a diacritic
2
a :  distinctive <the diacritical elements in culture — S. F. Nadel>
b :  capable of distinguishing <students of superior diacritical powers>

Variants of DIACRITICAL

di·a·crit·i·cal also di·a·crit·ic \-ˈkri-tik\

Origin of DIACRITICAL

Greek diakritikos separative, from diakrinein to distinguish, from dia- + krinein to separate — more at certain
First Known Use: 1749

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