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[gruh-mat-i-kuh l] /grəˈmæt ɪ kəl/
of or relating to grammar:
grammatical analysis.
conforming to standard usage:
grammatical speech.
Origin of grammatical
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 Unabridged
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  • At the same time, sequence became relevant as language evolved from mere grunts to grammatically complex sentences.
  • By this way, even if grammatically the result appears wrong, it seems a great advantage compared with monolingual speakers.
  • They also look for content, not necessarily that it's grammatically correct and punctuated properly.
  • Someone more grammatically attuned can probably better punctuate those sentence.
  • There are still plenty of perfectly reasonable, straightforward and grammatically correct ways to use this punctuation.
  • grammatically incorrect, confusing, and painfully clumsy.
  • In this lesson, students review what qualifies as a grammatically complete sentence.
  • Most of you cannot even write in a coherent or even grammatically correct manner.
  • Facial movements and expressions are an integral part of sign language-they frequently function grammatically.
  • Write clear, concise, and grammatically correct sentences.
British Dictionary definitions for grammatically


of or relating to grammar
(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 grammatically



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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