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colonial

co·lo·ni·al

colonial

 
 
pronunciation:
k lo ni l
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to a colony or colonies.
definition 2: of or pertaining to the thirteen British colonies that became the United States, or to the period before they achieved independence.
definition 3: (cap.) of or pertaining to the architectural and decorative styles associated with the colonial period of the United States.
definition 4: in ecology, composed of or forming a colony or colonies.
a colonial social structure among bees
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an inhabitant or member of a colony.
derivation: colonially (adv.)
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The word colonial 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.