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

History and Etymology for -ical

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

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\i-kəl\

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: -ic symmetrical

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