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1Representation of spoken sounds by means of letters.
2US Originally US. Prejudice or discrimination resulting from a person's position on a (notional) alphabetical list; specifically discrimination against people whose names begin with letters from the latter part of the alphabet.
Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From alphabet + -ism, in sense 2 after French alphabétisme.
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