adjective suffix

Definition of -ical

  1. :  -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)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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