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 (ăl′fə-no͞o-mĕr′ĭk, -nyo͞o-) also al·pha·mer·ic (-fə-mĕr′ĭk)
1. Consisting of both letters and numbers.
2. Consisting of or using letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and mathematical and other conventional symbols: an alphanumeric code.

[alpha(betic) + numeric(al).]

al′pha·nu·mer′i·cal adj.
al′pha·nu·mer′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk) ,






(Computer Science) (of a character set, code, or file of data) consisting of alphabetical and numerical symbols
ˌalphanuˈmerically, ˌalphaˈmerically adv
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(ˌæl fə nuˈmɛr ɪk, -nyu-)

also al`pha•nu•mer′i•cal,

utilizing letters, numbers, and often special characters or symbols: an alphanumeric code.
[1950–55; alpha (bet) + numeric (al)]
al`pha•nu•mer′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alphanumeric - of or pertaining to alphanumeric charactersalphanumeric - of or pertaining to alphanumeric characters
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A. ADJalfanumérico
B. CPD alphanumeric character Ncarácter m alfanumérico
alphanumeric field Ncampo m alfanumérico
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[ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk] adjalphanumérique
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[ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk] adjalfanumerico/a
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The specific clause states as follows: "Global Positioning System coordinates" means the unique identifier of precise geographic location on the earth, expressed in alphanumeric character being a combination of latitude and longitude.
In this research, template matching and cross-correlation function was used, each alphanumeric character can be recognized as shown in figure 6.
To set up a new user on any device, the individual logs on to the network, draws and creates a unique four alphanumeric character or symbol passcode.
I have been using the following analogy ever since the junk DNA term entered the public literature: DNA strands are much like computer programs, which at the machine language level typically consist of long strings of "bytes," each consisting of eight "bits." Any given byte may be part of a computer instruction, part of a binary number or the encoding of an alphanumeric character (such as integers, punctuation marks or other characters).
The patients were asked to look at the screen, which contained a 6-by-6 matrix with a single alphanumeric character inside each square.
Additional features include electronic light control, built-in motion detector, built-in alphanumeric character display for camera ID, an electronic shutter, and VD2 sync and genlock capability.
The SP-Round Marker generates an upper case, alphanumeric character that ranges in size form 1/16" to 1/2".
Industry polls have given its machines the highest rating for reliability, the company says, noting that its equipment has such features as built-in quality control and an alphanumeric character display monitoring operations continually.
It provides 480 lines of horizontal resolution, auto panning with 8 presets, maximum panning speed of 300 degrees per second, auto focus lens, and alphanumeric character display.
The appeal of that code is derived from its complete alphanumeric character set.