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alphabetical

[ al-fuh-bet-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌæl fəˈbɛt ɪ kəl /
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adjective

in the order of the letters of the alphabet: alphabetical arrangement.
pertaining to, expressed by, or using an alphabet:alphabetical writing.

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Also al·pha·bet·ic [al-fuh-bet-ik] /ˌæl fəˈbɛt ɪk/ .

Origin of alphabetical

First recorded in 1560–70; alphabet + -ical

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British Dictionary definitions for alphabetical

alphabetical

alphabetic

/ (ˌælfəˈbɛtɪkəl) /

adjective

in the conventional order of the letters or symbols of an alphabet
of, characterized by, or expressed by an alphabet

Derived forms of alphabetical

alphabetically, adverb
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