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abecedarian

[ ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn ]
/ ˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən /
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noun
a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
a beginner in any field of learning.
adjective
of or relating to the alphabet.
arranged in alphabetical order.
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Origin of abecedarian

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Medieval Latin abecedāriānus; see abecedary, -an
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British Dictionary definitions for abecedarian

abecedarian
/ (ˌeɪbiːsiːˈdɛərɪən) /

noun
a person who is learning the alphabet or the rudiments of a subject
adjective
alphabetically arranged

Word Origin for abecedarian

C17: from Late Latin abecedarius, from the letters a, b, c, d
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