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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.
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Adj.1.alphabetic - relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabetalphabetic - relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet; "alphabetical writing system"
analphabetic - relating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic
2.alphabetic - arranged in order according to the alphabetalphabetic - arranged in order according to the alphabet; "an alphabetic arrangement"; "dictionaries list words in alphabetical order"
analphabetic - not alphabetic; "an analphabetic arrangement of letters"; "Jesperson's system of phonetic transcription is analphabetic"
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adjalphabetisch; in alphabetical orderin alphabetischer Reihenfolge
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