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alphanumeric

[ al-fuh-noo-mer-ik, -nyoo- ]
/ ˌæl fə nuˈmɛr ɪk, -nyu- /
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adjective Computers.

(of a set of characters) including letters, numbers, and, often, special characters, as punctuation marks: alphanumeric code.

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Also al·pha·mer·ic [al-fuh-mer-ik], /ˌæl fəˈmɛr ɪk/, al·pha·nu·mer·i·cal, al·pha·mer·i·cal.

Origin of alphanumeric

First recorded in 1950–55; alpha(bet) + numeric(al)
al·pha·nu·mer·i·cal·ly, al·pha·mer·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for alphanumeric

alphanumeric

alphameric (ˌælfəˈmɛrɪk)

/ (ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk) /

adjective

(of a character set, code, or file of data) consisting of alphabetical and numerical symbols
alphanumerically or alphamerically, adverb
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