Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search



alphabetic +‎ -al


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌælf.əˈbɛt.ɪk.əl/
  • (GenAM) IPA(key): /ˌælfəˈbɛdɪkəl/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: al‧pha‧bet‧ic‧al


alphabetical ‎(not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to, furnished with, or expressed by letters of the alphabet.
    • 1986, Arthur Hilary Armstrong, A. A. Armstrong, Classical Mediterranean Spirituality: Egyptian, Greek, Roman‎, page 486
      Paul, who talks about what the magical papyri do, has in his first letter to the Corinthians described basic aspects of alphabetical language.
  2. According to the sequence of the letters of the alphabet.
    All names were placed into an alphabetical list.
  3. (obsolete) literal
    • Milton
      Alphabetical servility.

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.