Idiomatical
Idiomatic Id`i*o*mat"ic, Idiomatical Id`i*o*mat"ic*al, a. [Gr. 'idiwmatiko`s.] 1. Of or pertaining to, or conforming to, the mode of expression peculiar to a language; as, an idiomatic meaning; an idiomatic phrase. -- {Id`i*o*mat"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of an {idiom}[3]; having a meaning that is peculiar to itself and not predictable from general rules. [PJC]


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