alphabetism

Related to alphabetism: analphabetism, Initialisms
initialism, alphabetism, acronym - Initialisms (sometimes called alphabetisms) are formed from the initial letters of a string of words and are pronounced as a sequence of letters, e.g. BYOB, USA, DVD. Acronyms are formed from the initial letters or parts of words in a sequence, but have the distinction of being pronounceable words, e.g. RADAR, SCUBA.
See also related terms for sequence.

alphabetism

the representation of the sounds of speech in consistent graphic form.
See also: Alphabet
Translations
Alphabetismus
alfabetizam
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In this sense, from the outset Regeneration offers a "writing lesson" by contrasting the visual images of the first sequence to subsequent scenes in which alphabetism becomes a prominent topic of the diegesis.
However, Melville Dewey, the head of the New York Department of Education, who actually issued the certificates, had a penchant for alphabetism.
Although racism, sexism, ageism, etc, are all regarded as unacceptable evils, no thought has been given to those suffering from alphabetism.
In the case of alphabetisms, their central members include cases in which their original words are initialized or cases where some words may be represented by more than one letter, e.