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noun 
  1. An ordered set of letters used in a language, for example the English alphabet.
  2. (math) In mathematics, the finite set of symbols accepted by a given language.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: alfabet(nl)
  • French: alphabet(fr)m
  • German: Alphabet(de)n
  • Italian: alfabeto(it)m
  • Spanish: alfabeto(es)m
Etymology: From Late Latin alphabetum, alphabÄtum < Greek , from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, alpha () and beta (), from Phoenician aleph (â, , "ox") + beth ( ,, "house"), so called because they were pictograms of those objects.


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