diacritical

adjective di·a·crit·i·cal \ ˌdī-ə-ˈkri-ti-kəl \
variants: or less commonly diacritic play \-ˈkri-tik\

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

Origin and Etymology of diacritical

Greek diakritikos separative, from diakrinein to distinguish, from dia- + krinein to separate — more at certain


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