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philosophical

phil·o·soph·i·cal

philosophical

 
pronunciation:
fI l sa fih kl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, based on, or pertaining to philosophy or philosophers.
Scholars of the Renaissance were interested in the philosophical ideas of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
definition 2: philosophic.
derivations: philosophically (adv.), philosophicalness (n.)
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The word philosophical contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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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.