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Related to participial: participle, infinitive, gerund


Of, relating to, consisting of, or formed with a participle.
A participle.

[Latin participiālis, from participium, participle; see participle.]

par′ti·cip′i·al·ly adv.


(ˌpɑr təˈsɪp i əl)
of, pertaining to, formed from, or containing a participle.
[1560–70; < Latin]
par`ti•cip′i•al•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.participial - a non-finite form of the verb; in English it is used adjectivally and to form compound tenses
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
present participle - a participle expressing present action; in English is formed by adding -ing
past participle, perfect participle - a participle that expresses completed action
Adj.1.participial - of or relating to or consisting of participles; "participial inflections"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)


[ˌpɑːtɪˈsɪpɪəl] ADJparticipial


adjPartizipial-, partizipial; participial clausePartizipialsatz m
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