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alphabetical

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

alphabetic +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌælf.əˈbɛt.ɪk.əl/
  • (GenAM) IPA(key): /ˌælfəˈbɛdɪkəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧pha‧bet‧ic‧al

AdjectiveEdit

alphabetical (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to, furnished with, or expressed by letters of the alphabet.
    • 1986, Arthur Hilary Armstrong, A. A. Armstrong, Classical Mediterranean Spirituality: Egyptian, Greek, Roman‎, page 486
      Paul, who talks about what the magical papyri do, has in his first letter to the Corinthians described basic aspects of alphabetical language.
  2. According to the sequence of the letters of the alphabet.
    All names were placed into an alphabetical list.
  3. (obsolete) literal
    • Milton
      Alphabetical servility.

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