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 (sĕn-tĕn′shəl, -shē-əl)
adj. Linguistics
Of or relating to a sentence.

sen·ten′tial·ly adv.
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(sɛnˈtɛn ʃəl)

pertaining to or of the nature of a sentence.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin sententi(a) sentence + -al1]
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Adj.1.sentential - of or relating to a sentence; "the sentential subject"
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