dialectal

[dahy-uh-lek-tl]
adjective
1.
of a dialect.
2.
characteristic of a dialect.


Origin:
1825–35; dialect + -al1

dialectally, adverb
interdialectal, adjective
interdialectally, adverb
nondialectal, adjective
nondialectally, adverb
subdialectal, adjective
subdialectally, adverb

dialectal, dialectic, dialectical (see usage note at the current entry).


In linguistics dialectal, not dialectical, is the term more commonly used to denote regional or social language variation: Dialectal variation is more marked in the South than elsewhere in the United States. In general writing either term may be found.
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dialect (ˈdaɪəˌlɛkt)
 
n
a.  a form of a language spoken in a particular geographical area or by members of a particular social class or occupational group, distinguished by its vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation
 b.  a form of a language that is considered inferior: the farmer spoke dialect and was despised by the merchants
 c.  (as modifier): a dialect word
 
[C16: from Latin dialectus, from Greek dialektos speech, dialect, discourse, from dialegesthai to converse, from legein to talk, speak]
 
dia'lectal
 
adj

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dialectal
1831, from dialect + -al (1).
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Care needs to be taken not to interpret some grammatical errors or dialectal differences as evidence of a disorder.
Comprehension may be hindered by dialectal varieties of the language used by the characters.
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