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abecedarian


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abecedarian  \A`be*ce*da"ri*an\,  n.  [L.  abecedarius.  A  word  from 
  the  first  four  letters  of  the  alphabet.] 
  1.  One  who  is  learning  the  alphabet;  hence  a  tyro. 
 
  2.  One  engaged  in  teaching  the  alphabet.  --Wood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abecedarian  \A`be*ce*da"ri*an\,  Abecedary  \A`be*ce"da*ry\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  or  formed  by  the  letters  of  the  alphabet; 
  alphabetic;  hence  rudimentary. 
 
  {Abecedarian  psalms},  {hymns},  etc.,  compositions  in  which 
  (like  the  119th  psalm  in  Hebrew)  distinct  portions  or 
  verses  commence  with  successive  letters  of  the  alphabet. 
  --Hook. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abecedarian 
  adj  1:  of  elementary  education;  "a  basal  reader";  "children  in  the 
  beginning  reading  classes";  "the  primary  grades"  [syn: 
  {basal},  {basic},  {beginning(a)},  {primary}] 
  2:  in  alphabetical  order  [syn:  {alphabetical}] 
  3:  alphabetically  arranged 
  n  :  a  novice  learning  the  rudiments  of  some  subject 




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