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Arranged alphabetically:‘in abecedarian sequence’
- ‘He still felt abecedarian structures would be appropriate, resulting in an album that's once again awash in simplicity.’
- ‘‘They're arranged in abecedarian order,’ he told me and I found it.’
- ‘The abecedarian constraint was my idea, and we got 12 comics.’
- ‘But the poem is mostly static, because the sequencing of lines, despite the abecedarian scheme, feels inadvertently arbitrary.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin abecedarius alphabetical (from the names of the letters a, b, c, d) + -an.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.