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英数

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JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
えい
Grade: 4
すう
Grade: 2
on’yomi

EtymologyEdit

Probably a shortening of the longer term 英数字 (eisūji, alphanumeric character), itself a combination of 英字 (eiji, alphabetic character, Latin letter, literally English character) and 数字 (sūji, number, numeric character).

Alternatively, may be a compound of (ei, English, here, in reference to the Latin alphabet used to write English) +‎ (, number; numeric).

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NounEdit

英数 (hiragana えいすう, rōmaji eisū)

  1. (computing, input devices) alphanumerics, alphanumeric characters (as opposed to kana or kanji)
     (えい) (すう) (にゅう) (りょく)できません。
    Eisū wa nyūryoku dekimasen.
    I cannot enter anything in alphanumerics.

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