Alphabetic Al`pha*bet"ic, Alphabetical Al`pha*bet"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. alphab['e]tique.] 1. Pertaining to, furnished with, expressed by, or in the order of, the letters of the alphabet; as, alphabetic characters, writing, languages, arrangement. English has an alphabetical writing system. [1913 Webster]

2. Literal. [Obs.] ``Alphabetical servility.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. in alphabetical order.

Syn: abecedarian [WordNet 1.5]

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