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phonetic alphabet

n.
1. A standardized set of symbols used in phonetic transcription.
2. Any of various systems of code words for identifying letters in voice communication.
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phonetic alphabet

n
(Telecommunications) a list of the words used in communications to represent the letters of the alphabet, as in E for Echo, T for Tango
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phonet′ic al′phabet


n.
an alphabet containing a separate character for each distinguishable speech sound.
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phonetic alphabet

A list of standard words used to identify letters in a message transmitted by radio or telephone. The following are the authorized words, listed in order, for each letter in the alphabet: ALFA, BRAVO, CHARLIE, DELTA, ECHO, FOXTROT, GOLF, HOTEL, INDIA, JULIETT, KILO, LIMA, MIKE, NOVEMBER, OSCAR, PAPA, QUEBEC, ROMEO, SIERRA, TANGO, UNIFORM, VICTOR, WHISKEY, X-RAY, YANKEE, and ZULU.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Noun1.phonetic alphabet - an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speechphonetic alphabet - an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech
alphabet - a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
visible speech - a phonetic alphabet invented by Melville Bell in the 19th century
phonetic symbol - a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound
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The discrete nature of phonetic alphabets such as the Greek alphabet and its derivatives makes copying very accurate.