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alphabet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Letters & punctuation
alphabetal‧pha‧bet /ˈælfəbet/ ●●● W3 noun [countable]  SLAa set of letters, arranged in a particular order, and used in writingthe Greek/Roman etc alphabet the international phonetic alphabet
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alphabetAlphabetic systems possess an inventory of symbols, called an alphabet, to represent the individual phonemes.The initials of businesses speed through an alphabet soup at mind-numbing speed.the Cyrillic alphabetThe famous alphabet length below Nellies Beck saw most of the action producing five of the top six weights.The new bureaucracy of alphabet soup agencies was in harness.Look at the alphabet semaphore chart to find out where to place your flags.And then we all gave thanks that there are only 26 letters in the alphabet.Robert Woods adopts a new approach to teaching the alphabet.The kine is analogous to a letter in the verbal alphabet.
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