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 (ăl′fə-bĕt′ĭ-kəl) also al·pha·bet·ic (-bĕt′ĭk)
1. Arranged in the customary order of the letters of a language.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed by an alphabet.

al′pha·bet′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkəl) or


1. in the conventional order of the letters or symbols of an alphabet
2. of, characterized by, or expressed by an alphabet
ˌalphaˈbetically adv


(ˌæl fəˈbɛt ɪ kəl)

also al`pha•bet′ic,

1. in the order of the letters of the alphabet.
2. pertaining to, expressed by, or using an alphabet.
al`pha•bet′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alphabetical - relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabetalphabetical - relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet; "alphabetical writing system"
2.alphabetical - arranged in order according to the alphabetalphabetical - arranged in order according to the alphabet; "an alphabetic arrangement"; "dictionaries list words in alphabetical order"
الفبائي، أبْجَدِي


[ˌælfəˈbetɪkəl] ADJalfabético
in alphabetical orderen or por orden alfabético


[ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkəl] adj [list, index] → alphabétique
in alphabetical order → par ordre alphabétique


[ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkl] adjalfabetico/a
in alphabetical order → in ordine alfabetico


(ˈӕlfəbit) noun
the letters of a written language arranged in order. I have learned all the letters of the Greek alphabet.
ˌalphaˈbetical (-ˈbe-) adjective
in alphabetical order.
ˌalphaˈbetically adverb
References in classic literature ?
These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions.
After he had left me, I placed all my words, with their interpretations, in alphabetical order.
The guests drank to their health or to their memory, in alphabetical order, a good old English way of doing the thing.
When he discovered the arrangement of words in alphabetical order he delighted in searching for and finding the combinations with which he was familiar, and the words which followed them, their definitions, led him still further into the mazes of erudition.
The first sergeant of Lieutenant Dudley's company stepped to the front and began to name the men in alphabetical order.
There were the tell- tale compass, the sea-lamps in their gimbals, the blue-backed charts carelessly rolled and tucked away, the signal-flags in alphabetical order, and a mariner's dividers jammed into the woodwork to hold a calendar.
Wearing in his solitary confinement no fetters that he could polish, and being provided with no drinking-cup that he could carve, be had fallen on the device of ringing alphabetical changes into the two volumes in question, or of entering vast numbers of persons out of the Directory as transacting business with Mr Lightwood.
22 /PRNewswire/ -- The "IAPA Travel Safety Alert" Newsletter today released the list of the world's safest small airlines which are (in alphabetical order) Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Sabena and Singapore Airlines.
Best in Business winners for Enterprise, by category and listed in alphabetical order:
AEIOU in Order (WW98037), UOIEA Words (WW2001313) and On Location With AEIOU (WW2002314) examined words in which the five major vowels each occur just once in alphabetical order, and reverse alphabetical order.
Carriers in the long-haul segment falling below industry average are, in alphabetical order: Continental, Delta, United and USAir.
Of the 50 highest volume models ranked in the study, the top 10 individual models, in alphabetical order are: Bridgestone Potenza RE71, Goodyear Eagle GS-C, Goodyear Eagle GT+4, Michelin MXT4, Michelin XGT4, Michelin MXV4, Michelin XW4, Michelin XZ4, Pirelli P2000 and Pirelli P5.