Meaning of ALPHANUMERIC in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ -nu̇-ˈmer-ik, -nyu̇- ]


also al·pha·nu·mer·i·cal -i-kəl

Etymology: alpha bet ic + numeric, numerical

Date: 1950

1. : consisting of both letters and numbers and often other symbols (as punctuation marks and mathematical symbols)

an alphanumeric code

also : being a character in an alphanumeric system

2. : capable of using or displaying alphanumeric characters

• al·pha·nu·mer·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adverb

• al·pha·nu·mer·ics -iks noun plural

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.