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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-kahl, hah-]
    • /həˈkɑl, hɑ-/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [huh-kahl, hah-]
    • /həˈkɑl, hɑ-/

Definitions of jacal word

  • abbreviation Technical meaning of JACAL JAffer's Canonical ALgebra 3
  • noun plural jacal (in the southwestern U.S. and Mexico) a hut with a thatched roof and walls consisting of thin stakes driven into the ground close together and plastered with mud. 1
  • noun jacal (in Mexico and the southwestern US) a thatched wattle-and-daub hut. 1
  • noun Definition of jacal in Technology (mathematics, tool)   (JACAL) A symbolic mathematics program, most of which was written in Scheme by Aubrey Jaffer. 1
  • noun jacal a wattle-and-daub hut with a thatched roof 0
  • noun jacal a hut in Mexico and the Southwest, with walls of close-set wooden stakes plastered with mud and roofed with straw, rushes, etc. 0

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Origin of jacal

First appearance:

before 1830
One of the 36% newest English words
1830-40, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl xahcalli

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Parts of speech for Jacal


jacal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 57% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

jacal usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with jacal

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