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tr.v. al·pha·bet·ized, al·pha·bet·iz·ing, al·pha·bet·iz·es
1. To arrange in alphabetical order.
2. To supply with an alphabet.

al′pha·bet′i·za′tion (-bĕt′ĭ-zā′shən) n.
al′pha·bet·iz′er n.
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Noun1.alphabetization - the act of putting in alphabetical orderalphabetization - the act of putting in alphabetical order
ordering, order - the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
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