Definition of characterical in English:

characterical

adjective

  • In the shorthand system devised by Timothy Bright: designating any of a set of words which can be written as single characters or symbols. Compare "charactery". rare (now historical).

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Timothy Bright (d. 1615), physician and writer on shorthand. Partly (i) from character + -ical.

Pronunciation

characterical

/karɪkˈtɛrɪkl/