from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Marking a distinction; distinguishing.
- adjective Able to discriminate or distinguish.
- adjective Serving as a diacritic.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Serving to distinguish; distinguishing; distinctive: as, a diacritical mark, point, or sign.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Capable of
distinguishingor of making a distinction.
- adjective Of, pertaining to, or serving as a
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective capable of distinguishing
Sorry, no etymologies found.
First of all, I apologize that I do not know how to make my computer put the diacritical markings on the Spanish words.
Errors and omissions in Greek diacritical marks have been silently corrected.
In the pronunciation guide you will see some strange characters called diacritical marks above or below a letter to modify the way a word is pronounced.
Jay's theory, and that of a couple other scholars, is that, in fact, Jeffer -- th -- those -- those marks are kind of diacritical accents to indicate how the thing should be read aloud.
I am much better with diacritical than with English grammar, anyway.
It will not be until 2012 that Facebook supports the full range of diacritical marks and international characters that let the other 5.5 billion residents of Earth use their name as a username, but this fact will go unreported.
This was the edit, BTW, where the printer had lost every letter that had a diacritical on it.
Bill, try the following to allow your computer to make "foreign" diacritical marks in any document.
Not since Stør has a diacritical mark been so thoroughly ignored.
Aside from being pretentious, diacritical marks slow down typing and type setting, and reduce productivity.