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expediential Line breaks: ex¦pe¦di|en¦tial
Pronunciation: /ɪkˌspiːdɪˈɛnʃ(ə)l/

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Definition of expediential in English:


Involving or based on what is expedient: an expediential policy
More example sentences
  • He based his case on two arguments, one scriptural and one expediential.
  • Human beings construct their politics in terms of pragmatic, expediential goals.
  • Action is an effort to produce certain consequences and is therefore essentially expediential.


Mid 19th century: from expedient + -ial.

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