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alphabet

noun

1 alphabet

A character set that includes letters and is used to write a language.

Dutch: abc, alfabet
Polish: abecadło, alfabet



2 alphabet

The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).

synonyms: ABC, ABC's, ABCs, first principles, rudiments.

Roget 66: beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation; introduction etc. (precursor) 64; alpha, initial; inauguration, ... show more

Roget 561: letter; character; hieroglyphic etc. (writing) 590; type etc. (printing) 591; capitals; digraph, trigraph; ... show more

Dutch: ABC, alfabet
Polish: narząd szczątkowy, rudyment


Moby thesaurus: IPA, ITA, Initial Teaching Alphabet, International Phonetic Alphabet, alphabetics, art, basics, beginning, blueprint, charactering, characterization, chart, choreography, commencement, conventional representation, dance notation, delineation, demonstration, depiction, depictment ... show more.

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