Meaning of ALPHABET in English

noun Etymology: Middle English ~e, from Late Latin ~um, from Greek alphabētos, from alpha + bēta beta Date: 1513 1. a set of letters or other characters with which one or more languages are written especially if arranged in a customary order, a system of signs or signals that serve as equivalents for letters, rudiments, elements

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