Definition of alphabetic in English:

alphabetic

adjective

  • See alphabetical

    • ‘When these readers are able to represent a letter or a combination of letters by their phonemes, they utilize the alphabetic principle.’
    • ‘With the introduction of consistent pagination, indexes, alphabetic ordering, and bibliographies (all unthinkable in manuscripts), knowledge itself was slowly repackaged.’
    • ‘Research on Chinese-reading children with dyslexia show a different part of the brain may be involved in their case than with alphabetic languages.’
    • ‘Louis Braille, inventor of the alphabetic system for the blind which bears his name, was born in Paris.’
    • ‘In his leather bag he has an alphabetic list which he fastidiously ticks off after each visit.’

Pronunciation

alphabetic

/alfəˈbɛtɪk/