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abecedarian

[ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uh n]
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noun
  1. a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
  2. a beginner in any field of learning.
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the alphabet.
  2. arranged in alphabetical order.
  3. rudimentary; elementary; primary.
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Origin of abecedarian

From the Medieval Latin word abecedāriānus, dating back to 1595–1605. See abecedary, -an
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Related Words for abecedarian

tenderfoot, novice, learner, neophyte, fledgling, amateur, dabbler

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British Dictionary definitions for abecedarian

abecedarian

noun
  1. a person who is learning the alphabet or the rudiments of a subject
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adjective
  1. alphabetically arranged
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Word Origin for abecedarian

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