Definition of alphabetically in English:

alphabetically

adverb

  • In the order of the letters of the alphabet.

    ‘books are now arranged alphabetically by author’
    • ‘Instead of being classified alphabetically, the knowledge in his encyclopedia was structured around biblical history.’
    • ‘You can enter a keyword search or browse alphabetically.’
    • ‘The final section of the book is a selection of program notes, arranged alphabetically by composer.’
    • ‘The book is structured like a typical lexicon with topics listed alphabetically in each section.’
    • ‘The author has chosen to arrange the games alphabetically by player rather than chronologically.’
    • ‘You can then decide on posting order—whether alphabetically or by date, ascending or descending.’
    • ‘They are listed in their country's telephone directories alphabetically by their first, rather than their last, names.’
    • ‘Projects can be checked out alphabetically or by date or type.’
    • ‘Female animals were coded alphabetically, while male animals were coded numerically.’
    • ‘The localities are arranged alphabetically by county and then by township within each county.’

Pronunciation

alphabetically

/ˌalfəˈbɛtɪkli/