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[bahy-lit-er-uh l] /ˌbaɪˈlɪt ər əl/
using or consisting of two letters.
(of Semitic roots) having two consonants.
Origin of biliteral
First recorded in 1780-90; bi-1 + literal
Related forms
biliteralism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A Proposition, containing two Letters, is said to be ‘biliteral’.

    Symbolic Logic Lewis Carroll
  • It is certainly empty: so we mark it as such on the biliteral Diagram.

    Symbolic Logic Lewis Carroll
  • He can then read off, from the biliteral Diagram, the required Propositions.

    Symbolic Logic Lewis Carroll
  • The arrangement of the books was but another variant of our biliteral cipher.

  • You have guessed by this time that the phrase “biliteral Cipher,” as it stands here, also contains a hidden word.

  • It was your suggestion to reduce the terms of the biliteral; and it was by that means that I read the cipher.

  • Do you really think from what you have studied that the cipher is a biliteral one, or on the basis of a biliteral cipher?

  • Next, by the process described at p. 53, we transfer to a biliteral Diagram all the information we can.

    Symbolic Logic Lewis Carroll

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