Confused and have questions? We’ve got answers. With Chegg Study, you can get step-by-step solutions to your questions from an expert in the field. If you rather get 1:1 study help, try 30 minutes of free online tutoring with Chegg Tutors.

Diacritical

From Biology-Online Dictionary | Biology-Online Dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Diacritical

That separates or distinguishes; applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, <acr/, a, o, o, etc. Diacritical points. A glance at this typography will reveal great difficulties, which diacritical marks necessarily throw in the way of both printer and writer. (a. J. Ellis)

Origin: gr, fr. To separate, distinguish; through _ to separate. See Critic.