-ical

adjective suffix

Definition of -ical

:-ic
  • symmetrical
  • geological
sometimes differing from -ic in that adjectives formed with -ical have a wider or more transferred semantic range than corresponding adjectives in -ic

Origin and Etymology of -ical

Middle English, from Late Latin -icalis (as in clericalis clerical, radicalis radical)


-ICAL Defined for Kids

-ical

adjective suffix \ i-kəl \

Definition of -ical for Students

:-ic
  • symmetrical

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