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alphanumeric

[al-fuh-noo-mer-ik, -nyoo-] /ˌæl fə nuˈmɛr ɪk, -nyu-/
adjective, Computers.
1.
(of a set of characters) including letters, numbers, and, often, special characters, as punctuation marks:
alphanumeric code.
Also, alphameric
[al-fuh-mer-ik] /ˌæl fəˈmɛr ɪk/ (Show IPA),
alphanumerical, alphamerical.
Origin of alphanumeric
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55; alpha(bet) + numeric(al)
Related forms
alphanumerically, alphamerically, adverb
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alphanumeric

/ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk/
adjective
1.
(of a character set, code, or file of data) consisting of alphabetical and numerical symbols
Derived Forms
alphanumerically, alphamerically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for alphanumeric
adj.

1912, contracted from alphabet + numeric (see numerical).

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