conversational

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conversation +‎ -al

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conversational (comparative more conversational, superlative most conversational)

  1. of a person, easy in conversation, chatty
    • 1842, [anonymous collaborator of Letitia Elizabeth Landon], chapter LXII, in Lady Anne Granard; or, Keeping up Appearances. [], volume III, London: Henry Colburn, [], OCLC 1000392275, page 160:
      ...and her object being to procure Helen's smiles for the marquis, and the marquis's suffrage for Helen, the gay and the handsome were much less in request than the highly respectable, the agreeable, and the conversational; and, with her usual far-seeing cares, she carried her object completely, save in the case of the marquis, who did not reascend the stairs.
  2. of, relating to, or in the style of a conversation; informal and chatty
  3. (computing) involving a two-way exchange of messages, such as between a client and a server
  4. of, relating to, a patient; that may be conversed with (e.g. on examination)

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