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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 ?
The first sergeant of Lieutenant Dudley's company stepped to the front and began to name the men in alphabetical order.
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.
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.
These things are not words, they are alphabetical processions.
There are a lot that haven't flown at all, so we just hope that Alphabetical is one of the former and not one of the latter.
It neither sounds right nor does it help in alphabetical order.
All companies are listed in alphabetical order in the section in which they appear.
Einav and Yariv (2006) collected data from professors in Top 30 economics departments in the United States and mentioned the effects of alphabetical order in reference lists on academic success, but they did not provide empirical evidence for it.
OUT OF ORDER: The cast of the Saints Drama Group's latest production, Alphabetical Order, from left, back, Dave Collins, Mark Treen and Gary Swain, and front, Kate Hill, Juliana Swain and Lucinda Toomey.