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1. Marking a distinction; distinguishing.
2. Able to discriminate or distinguish: a mind of great diacritical power.
3. Serving as a diacritic.

di′a·crit′i·cal·ly adv.


1. (Phonetics & Phonology) of or relating to a diacritic
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) showing up a distinction
ˌdiaˈcritically adv


(ˌdaɪ əˈkrɪt ɪ kəl)

1. serving to distinguish; distinctive.
2. capable of distinguishing.
3. serving as a diacritic.
di`a•crit′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.diacritical - capable of distinguishing; "students having superior diacritic powers"; "the diacritic elements in culture"- S.F.Nadel
discriminating - showing or indicating careful judgment and discernment especially in matters of taste; "the discriminating eye of the connoisseur"


[ˌdaɪəˈkrɪtɪkəl] ADJdiacrítico


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In the process, accents, diacritical marks, and other textual features may be removed or translated to equivalent marks.
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This view resonates with elements of diacritical feasting, which is highly symbolic and marks out the elite as different, imbuing them with symbolic capital through the exclusivity of their cuisine and style of consumption (Dietler 2001: 85).
The salary of editors, copyeditors, nakdanim [punctuators--Hebrew poetry is published with diacritical marks that need to be applied and proofread--AXJ], and the like has decreased dramatically in recent years, and the impact this situation has had on the quality of published books in Israel is very clear.
Updates to the list of permitted characters, signs, symbols and punctuation to include accents and other diacritical marks.
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Habib al-Zayyat] learnt the Qur'an from a mushaf, and he used to recite "la zayta fihi" instead of the correct "la rayba fihi" (Q 2:2); [the consonantal skeleton would allow this recitation, since the lack of diacritical signs over and above the consonants makes it possible].
Cases of synalepha (elision of one word to the following) and diaeresis (separation of two vowels within the same word) are properly marked with diacritical signs.
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