[al-fuh-bet-i-kuh l or al-fuh-bet-ik]
- in the order of the letters of the alphabet: alphabetical arrangement.
- pertaining to, expressed by, or using an alphabet:alphabetical writing.
Origin of alphabetical
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Examples from the Web for alphabetical
Below, listed in alphabetical order by author, are 12 of the best columns from 2012.John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012
December 31, 2012
I will not follow the alphabetical order, but the order of events themselves.Doctor Pascal
An alphabetical list of all persons called to the bar by the said society.
The division was alphabetical, and the young Barclays and Duburgs were all in the first company.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
I should have thought myself that the difference was alphabetical enough.A Miscellany of Men
G. K. Chesterton
The only thing that Alphabetical ever organised that paid was a family.In Our Town
William Allen White
- in the conventional order of the letters or symbols of an alphabet
- of, characterized by, or expressed by an alphabet
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Word Origin and History for alphabetical
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