adjective di·a·lec·ti·cal \ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-ti-kəl\
variants: or less commonly


play \-tik\

Definition of dialectical

  1. 1 philosophy a :  of, relating to, or in accordance with dialectic <dialectical method> <dialectical reasoning>b :  practicing, devoted to, or employing dialectic <a dialectical philosopher>

  2. 2 linguistics :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a dialect


play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of dialectical

see dialectic

First Known Use: 1532

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