Definition of Alphabetical

1. Adjective. Relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet. "Alphabetical writing system"

Exact synonyms: Alphabetic
Partainyms: Alphabet, Alphabet
Derivative terms: Alphabet, Alphabet
Antonyms: Analphabetic

2. Adjective. Arranged in order according to the alphabet. "Dictionaries list words in alphabetical order"
Exact synonyms: Alphabetic
Similar to: Abecedarian, Alphabetised, Alphabetized
Antonyms: Analphabetic
Derivative terms: Alphabet

Definition of Alphabetical

1. Adjective. Pertaining to, furnished with, or expressed by letters of the alphabet. ¹

2. Adjective. According to the sequence of the letters of the alphabet. ¹

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Definition of Alphabetical

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alphabetical

alpha units
alpha version
alpha viruses
alpha wave
alpha waves
alphabet soup
alphabetic character
alphabetic script
alphabetic writing
alphabetical (current term)
alphabetical order
alphabetical orders

Literary usage of Alphabetical

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1. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1841)
"The ACROSTIC or alphabetical POEMS. Bishop Lowth »nsidered this form of poetry as one of the leading charac- eristics of the productions of the Hebrew muse ..."

2. Hermathena by Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) (1890)
"ON THE alphabetical ARRANGEMENT OF THE NINTH AND TENTH PSALMS. THE ninth and tenth Psalms are partly alphabetical : the former including the first half of ..."

3. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1911)
"It is greatly to be desired that all encyclopedias, classifications, indexes and alphabetical subject catalogs should use just the same terms—the same form ..."

4. On Early English Pronunciation: With Special Reference to Shakespeare and by Alexander John Ellis, William Salesbury, Johann Andreas Schmeller, Francis James Child, Alexander Barclay, Johan Winkler (1889)
"The first is a reverse index to the alphabetical County List VI., enabling the reader to refer ... This refers at once to the alphabetical Counties List, ..."

5. Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook by Maria Montessori (1914)
"Exercises for the Writing of alphabetical Signs In the didactic material there are series of boxes which contain the alphabetical signs. ..."

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