-al; -ial, -eal

(Latin: suffix; pertaining to, like, of the kind of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to; action of, process of)

1. In politics, involving or carried out by two groups; especially, the political representatives of two countries.
2. Relating to or affecting both of two sides; bilateralism, bilaterally.
3. Arranged symmetrically on opposite sides of an axis.
bilingual (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Relating to the ability to speak two languages easily and naturally: Since Kate has been working with French and English customers, she has become an efficient bilingual business woman.
2. Descriptive of a text that is written, expressed, or conducted in two languages: Jerry is using a bilingual dictionary while he is learning German in his American school.
3. A reference to having or using two languages: A very good example of a bilingual nation is Canada, where the official means of communication are English and French.
Relating to speaking two language.
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binomial (s) (noun), binomials (pl)
1. An algebraic expression for the sum of the difference of two terms.
2. A two-part name; especially, the Latin name of a species of a living organism that consists of the genus followed by the specific title.
1. The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
2. The total weight of the organic substance (as plankton) or organisms in a given area; measured as volume, mass (live, dead, dry or ash-free weight) or energy (calories); standing crop.
3. Material that can safely be implanted into the human body and left there without causing an adverse reaction.
4. A plastic, fabric, or other material used to construct an implantable prosthesis and chosen for its biocompatibility.
The quiescent form of energy in biological material before it is transformed into an active state that results in the manifestations of life.
1. Of or pertaining to the interaction of biological and social factors.
2. Relating to, or involving, an interaction or combination of social and biological factors.
brevilineal (adjective)
Having a body that is shorter and broader than usual.