Definition of alphanumeric in English:

alphanumeric

Syllabification: al·pha·nu·mer·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌalfən(y)o͞oˈmerik
 
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adjective

  • Consisting of or using both letters and numerals: alphanumeric data an alphanumeric keyboard
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    • An average person sits with hands at or near an alphanumeric keyboard in perusing material on the Internet, and is thus equally in a position at each moment to write or to read, both of which are normally carried out by means of the same screen.
    • The screen is a 160 × 160 backlit LCD, and the 55-key alphanumeric keypad comprises the bulk of the device's front face.
    • This is a talking, laptop-style, battery-operated, electronic learning aid with an alphanumeric keyboard and a full dot matrix LCD screen which provides clear animated pictures.

noun

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  • A character that is either a letter or a number.
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    • Always use at least eight characters, including alphanumerics and symbols.
    • In this case, always begin with a capital letter, then alternate case and alphanumerics thereafter.
    • That home address, that singular string of alphanumerics, is an abstract way of grasping space, but not as abstract as global positioning.

Derivatives

alphanumerical

adjective
More example sentences
  • Many applications can be conveniently controlled via an external alphanumerical keyboard, the multifunctional steering wheel or voice dial.
  • To facilitate this, a chat function has been implemented that sends readable text to friendly units, and presents an incomprehensible alphanumerical stream to foes.
  • This went to a dispensing pharmacist, together with a sequential alphanumerical code list.

Origin

1950s: blend of alphabetical and numerical.

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