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diacritic

 [di″ah-krit´-ik]
diagnostic; distinguishing.
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di·a·crit·ic

, diacritical (dī'ă-krit'ik, -krit'i-kăl),
Distinguishing; diagnostic; allowing of distinction.
[G. diakritikos, able to distinguish]
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diacritic

(dī′ə-krĭt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Diacritical.
2. Medicine Diagnostic or distinctive.
n.
A mark, such as the cedilla of façade or the acute accents of résumé, added to a letter to indicate a special phonetic value or distinguish words that are otherwise graphically identical.
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di·a·crit·ic

, diacritical (dī-ă-krit'ik, -i-kăl)
Distinguishing; diagnostic; allowing of distinction.
[G. diakritikos, able to distinguish]
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They also discovered French, German and Spanish accents and learned where to find these special characters, called "diacritic marks", on the keyboard (e e u u n a c o).
1 Quotations follow E Klaeber, Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg, 3rd edn with two supplements (Boston 1950); diacritic marks have been omitted.
A special requirements was the need for the network and its terminal equipment to support the American Library Association (ALA) ASCII character set which incorporates diacritic marks and other special symbols used when cataloging library materials.
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