Meaning of ASCIIBETICAL ORDER in English

ASCIIBETICAL ORDER

transcription, транскрипция: [ /as'kee-be'-t*-kl or'dr/ adj.,n. ]

Used to indicate that data is sorted in ASCII collated order rather than alphabetical order. This lexicon is sorted in something close to ASCIIbetical order, but with case ignored and entries beginning with non-alphabetic characters moved to the end. "At my video store, they used their computer to sort the videos into ASCIIbetical order, so I couldn't find `"Crocodile" Dundee' until I thought to look before `2001' and `48 HRS.'!"

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