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SABBATICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sabbatical mean? 

SABBATICAL (noun)
  The noun SABBATICAL has 1 sense:

1. a leave usually taken every seventh year

  Familiarity information: SABBATICAL used as a noun is very rare.


SABBATICAL (adjective)
  The adjective SABBATICAL has 2 senses:

1. of or relating to the Sabbath
2. of or relating to sabbatical leave

  Familiarity information: SABBATICAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SABBATICAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A leave usually taken every seventh year

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

sabbatical; sabbatical leave

Hypernyms ("sabbatical" is a kind of...):

leave; leave of absence (the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sabbatical"):

sabbatical year (a sabbatical leave lasting one year)


SABBATICAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to the Sabbath

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

sabbatic; sabbatical

Context example:

Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims

Pertainym:

Sabbath (a day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims)


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Meaning:

Of or relating to sabbatical leave

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

sabbatical research project

Pertainym:

sabbatical leave (a leave usually taken every seventh year)


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