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dialectical

[dahy-uh-lek-ti-kuh l] /ˌdaɪ əˈlɛk tɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
2.
of or characteristic of a dialect; dialectal.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; dialectic + -al1
Related forms
nondialectical, adjective
nondialectically, adverb
undialectical, adjective
Can be confused
dialectal, dialectic, dialectical (see usage note at dialectal)
Usage note
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Examples from the web for dialectical
  • It's worth noting that this sort of dialectical dynamic is not unusual.
  • For them, the road to reform and development still means revolutionary change and dialectical materialism.
  • Considerations of dialectical materialism received serious reflection.
  • He found that the chicks learned the dialectical calls of the adopted parents.
  • Secular people get at the same cozy idea by affirming the inevitability of progress or the dialectical mo.
  • Knowledge is acquired through investigation and the dialectical and not from denial or political correctness.
  • Within this wilderness of economic possibility there emerged, however, a dialectical exception.
British Dictionary definitions for dialectical

dialectical

/ˌdaɪəˈlɛktɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to dialectic or dialectics
Derived Forms
dialectically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for dialectical
adj.

"argumentative," 1540s; see dialectic + -al (1).

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