2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Alphabetic \Al'pha*bet"ic\, Alphabetical \Al'pha*bet"ic*al\, adjective [Cf. F. alphab['e]tique.]

1. Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement. English has an alphabetical writing system.

2. Literal. [Obs.] "Alphabetical servility." --Milton.

3. in alphabetical order.

Syn: abecedarian [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet; "alphabetical writing system" [syn: {alphabetic}, {alphabetical}] [ant: {analphabetic}]

2: arranged in order according to the alphabet; "an alphabetic arrangement"; "dictionaries list words in alphabetical order" [syn: {alphabetic}, {alphabetical}] [ant: {analphabetic}]

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