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It is especially handy if the country uses another alphabet. The Sun (2017)The alphabet letter obviously refers to its zone on the national grid. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Imagine the performance in each match represented as a letter of the alphabet. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Each zone is officially identified by a letter of the alphabet. A Guide to Megalithic Ireland (1992)Basic skills they fail to master include writing their names and reciting the letters of the alphabet. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The controversial restructuring simply stirred the alphabet soup of bureaucracy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said there were two kinds of alphabet soup. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One does not learn the alphabet through experience but through formal education. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)In my country learning about football is like learning the alphabet. The Sun (2009)He learned the alphabet of arch and aisle roaming the boundless castle that was home. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)Enter them in the key grid and the main grid and check the letters on the alphabet list as you complete them. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As different vitamins were discovered, they were named after the letters of the alphabet. Technology Basic Facts (1990)The classrooms were named after letters of the Greek alphabet. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There's a bit of an alphabet soup going on in the beauty world at the moment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I am only four letters through the alphabet. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thus it is nearly impossible to find a box in the cereal aisle that does not contain an alphabet soup of added vitamins and minerals. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The system of technical education was an alphabet soup of qualifications, most of which were not valued by employers. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He saw that the Greek alphabet was not just a tool, but a work of art. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The quality of training, subject to an alphabet soup of qualifications, is mixed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Which letter of the alphabet occurs most frequently in the line'To be or not to be, that is the question? Times, Sunday Times (2009)As his first birthday came and went I was bursting with pride as he learned his alphabet, numbers and nursery rhymes. The Sun (2015)TAKE TWO portions of alphabet soup and call me next week. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: alphabet /ˈælfəˌbɛt/ NOUN
The alphabet is the set of letters in a fixed order which is used for writing the words of a language.
The modern Russian alphabet has 31 letters.
- American English: alphabet
- Arabic: أَبْجَدِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: alfabeto
- Chinese: 字母表
- Croatian: abeceda
- Czech: abeceda
- Danish: alfabet
- Dutch: alfabet
- European Spanish: abecedario
- Finnish: aakkoset
- French: alphabet
- German: Alphabet
- Greek: αλφάβητο
- Italian: alfabeto
- Japanese: アルファベット
- Korean: 알파벳
- Norwegian: alfabet
- Polish: alfabet
- European Portuguese: alfabeto
- Romanian: alfabet
- Russian: алфавит
- Spanish: abecedario
- Swedish: alfabete
- Thai: ตัวอักษร
- Turkish: alfabe
- Ukrainian: абетка
- Vietnamese: bảng chữ cái
Definition of alphabet from the Collins English Dictionary
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