Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
educational

ed·u·ca·tion·al

educational

 
pronunciation:
e j keI sh nl
features:
Word Explorer, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or relating to education.
definition 2: tending to inform, instruct, or educate.
derivation: educationally (adv.)
Word Explorer
See
  film
Word Parts
The word educational contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.