HyperDic: alphabet

English > 2 senses of the word alphabet:
NOUNcommunicationalphabeta character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
cognitionalphabet, rudiments, first principles, ABC, ABC's, ABCsthe elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
alphabet > pronunciation
Rhymesabet ... yet: 108 rhymes with eht...
English > alphabet: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA character set that includes letters and is used to write a language.
Membersletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
NarrowerArabic alphabetThe alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages (and borrowed for writing Urdu)
Armenian, Armenian alphabetA writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written
Cyrillic alphabet, CyrillicAn alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages (Russian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Ukrainian, and some other Slavic languages)
Greek alphabetThe alphabet used by ancient Greeks
Hebrew alphabet, Hebraic alphabet, Hebrew scriptA Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language (and later for writing Yiddish and Ladino)
Roman alphabet, Latin alphabetThe alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
manual alphabet, finger alphabetAn alphabet used by the deaf
phonetic alphabet, sound alphabetAn alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech
Broadercharacter setAn ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
scriptA particular orthography or writing system
Spanishabecedario, abecé, alfabeto
Catalanabecedari, alfabet
Adjectivesalphabetic, alphabeticalrelating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
alphabeticalarranged in order according to the alphabet
analphabeticrelating to or expressed by a writing system that is not alphabetic
Verbsalphabetize, alphabetisearrange in alphabetical order
alphabetizeprovide with an alphabet
English > alphabet: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningThe elementary stages of any subject (usually plural).
Synonymsrudiments, first principles, ABC, ABC's, ABCs
Broaderfundamentals, basics, fundamental principle, basic principle, bedrockprinciples from which other truths can be derived
Usage ofplural, plural formThe form of a word that is used to denote more than one
Spanishabecedario, bases, fundamentos, rudimento, rudimentos
Catalanprimer principi, rudiment

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