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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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(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
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(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.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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الفبائي، أبْجَدِي


[ˌælfəˈbetɪkəl] ADJalfabético
in alphabetical orderen or por orden alfabético
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkəl] adj [list, index] → alphabétique
in alphabetical order → par ordre alphabétique
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkl] adjalfabetico/a
in alphabetical order → in ordine alfabetico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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
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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.
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