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[gruh-mat-i-kuh l] /grəˈmæt ɪ kəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to grammar:
grammatical analysis.
2.
conforming to standard usage:
grammatical speech.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin grammatic(us) (< Greek grammatikós knowing one's letters, equivalent to grammat-, stem of grámma letter + -ikos -ic) + -al1
Related forms
grammatically, adverb
antigrammatical, adjective
antigrammatically, adverb
antigrammaticalness, noun
hypergrammatical, adjective
hypergrammatically, adverb
hypergrammaticalness, noun
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  • It has grammatical errors, unclosed parentheses, awards left out.
  • The text contained both grammatical errors and blatant content errors.
  • In some experiments, instead of copying their human instructors, robots even invent their own words and grammatical structures.
  • They found that people rated each object according to its grammatical gender.
  • They've decided to start fining reporters who misspell words or make grammatical errors in copy.
  • The messages were not riddled with grammatical errors, as some earlier phishing messages were.
  • Negative evidence would undermine this claim and require us to ask why chimpanzees are unable to learn a grammatical language.
  • But let's not give up on that elusive grammatical mood.
  • In an education publication you'd think it unthinkable to have a grammatical error in the first sentence of an article.
  • Many of them are barely literate, sprinkling their statements on the web with grammatical errors.
British Dictionary definitions for grammatical

grammatical

/ɡrəˈmætɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to grammar
2.
(of a sentence) well formed; regarded as correct and acceptable by native speakers of the language
Derived Forms
grammatically, adverb
grammaticalness, noun
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Word Origin and History for grammatical
adj.

1520s, from Middle French grammatical and directly from Late Latin grammaticalis "of a scholar," from grammaticus "pertaining to grammar" (see grammar). Related: Grammatically (c.1400).

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