alphabet (plural alphabets)
- The set of letters used when writing in a language.
- The Greek alphabet has only twenty-four letters.
- In the first year of school, pupils are taught to recite the alphabet.
- A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. (Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in which each character represents a syllable.)
- (computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.
- Let L be a regular language over the alphabet \Sigma.
- (India, Hong Kong, Singapore) An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.
- The simplest rudiments; elements.
- French: alphabet
- German: ABC, Alphabet
- Italian: alfabeto
- Portuguese: abc, abecê, á-bê-cê, alfabeto, abecedário
- Russian: алфави́т
- Spanish: alfabeto, abecedario
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