-al Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “-al” in the English Dictionary

"-al" in British English

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uk   us   /-əl/
used to ​add the ​meaning "​connected with" to ​adjectives, or "the ​action of" to ​nouns: medical (= ​connected with ​medicine) approval (= the ​act of ​approving)
written abbreivation for the US ​state of Alabama: used in ​addresses
(Definition of -al from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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