Space is to spatial as place is to what adjective?

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    Can you give an example of a sentence in which you'd use it?
    – JHCL
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 11:03
  • The analogous word is 'palacial'
    – Mitch
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 12:51
  • @Mitch is that a joke, or were you thinking spacious?
    – stevesliva
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 4:16
  • oriented? Or well-oriented, following from spatially aware?
    – stevesliva
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 4:20
  • @stevesliva you know, big like a palace, with lots of places inside.
    – Mitch
    Commented Oct 1, 2015 at 13:17

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I would recommend using place’s closest synonym location, from which you can use the adjective locational.


In academic contexts you may consider also using topological. Its etymology comes from the Greek word topos which means a place.

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    Note that in a scientific context, topological means relating to the way something is connected and not related to place. Thus I consider it very unlikely that it answers the question. However, given the lack of context, …
    – Wrzlprmft
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 12:15

Depending on the context and what you actually mean by "place," consider local.

local: pertaining to or characterized by place or position in space; spatial (Dictionary.com)


Positional -- Of or relating to or determined by position (WordWeb).

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