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alpha(betic) + numeric


  • IPA(key): /ˌæl.fə.n(j)uːˈmɛ.ɹɪk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛɹɪk
  • Hyphenation: al‧pha‧nu‧mer‧ic


alphanumeric (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of, or limited to, letters and/or numbers, especially the characters A to Z (lowercase and uppercase) and 0 to 9.
    • 2014, Atul Prakash, Rudrapatna Shyamasundar, Information Systems Security: 10th International Conference, ICISS 2014, Hyderabad, India, December 16-20, 2014. Proceedings, Springer (→ISBN), page 400
      A Bitcoin address is an 27–43 length alphanumeric string that represents and address for payments of Bitcoins.
  2. Consisting of these characters plus punctuation and other special characters.
    • 2005, Bali, 2000 Solved Problems in Digital Electronics, Tata McGraw-Hill Education (→ISBN), page 36
      Therefore, we need a special code to represent all alphanumeric data (letters, symbols, and numbers).

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alphanumeric (plural alphanumerics)

  1. An alphanumeric character.
    • 2014, Pierre M. Nugues, Language Processing with Perl and Prolog: Theories, Implementation, and Application, Springer (→ISBN), page 268
      Finally, alphanumerics are digits, uppercase letters, lowercase letters, or accented letters []