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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alphabet  \Al"pha*bet\,  n.  [L.  alphabetum  fr  Gr  ?  +  ?,  the 
  first  two  Greek  letters;  Heb.  [=a]leph  and  beth:  cf  F. 
  alphabet.] 
  1.  The  letters  of  a  language  arranged  in  the  customary  order 
  the  series  of  letters  or  signs  which  form  the  elements  of 
  written  language. 
 
  2.  The  simplest  rudiments;  elements. 
 
  The  very  alphabet  of  our  law.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Deaf  and  dumb  alphabet}.  See  {Dactylology}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alphabet  \Al"pha*bet\,  v.  t. 
  To  designate  by  the  letters  of  the  alphabet;  to  arrange 
  alphabetically.  [R.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alphabet 
  n  :  a  character  set  that  includes  letters 




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