Definition of alphabetical in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌalfəˈbedək(ə)l/


1Relating to an alphabet: alphabetical characters
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  • We named these loci based on their linkage group number followed by one or more alphabetical characters.
  • To some scholars, it looks like Chinese characters, while others think it looks more like alphabetical writing.
  • Eliza begins to look at life in alphabetical terms.
1.1In the order of the letters of the alphabet: an alphabetical index in alphabetical order
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  • Players are in alphabetical order in the index from Abad to Zuleta.
  • The buildings were lettered for easy identification, in alphabetical order from east to west.
  • It is your fault I put my canned goods in alphabetical order.



Pronunciation: /ˌalfəˈbedik/
Example sentences
  • Research on Chinese-reading children with dyslexia show a different part of the brain may be involved in their case than with alphabetic languages.
  • Louis Braille, inventor of the alphabetic system for the blind which bears his name, was born in Paris.
  • In his leather bag he has an alphabetic list which he fastidiously ticks off after each visit.

Words that rhyme with alphabetical

arithmetical, heretical, hypothetical, metathetical, metical, parenthetical, poetical, prophetical, reticle, synthetical, theoretical

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Syllabification: al·pha·bet·i·cal

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