Alphabet letters for children.
A, B, C and D are examples of letters of the alphabet.
- the letters of a language, arranged in a traditional order
- a system of characters, signs, or symbols used to indicate letters or speech sounds
- the first elements or principles, as of a branch of knowledge
Origin of alphabetEcclesiastical Late Latin alphabetum ; from Late Greek alphab?tos ; from Classical Greek alpha + b?ta, the first two letters of the Greek alphabet
- The letters of a language, arranged in the order fixed by custom.
- A system of characters or symbols representing sounds or things.
- A set of basic parts or elements: “genetic markers &ellipsis; that contain repeated sequences of the DNA alphabet” (Sandra Blakeslee).
Origin of alphabetMiddle English alphabete, from Latin alphab&emacron;tum, from Greek alphab&emacron;tos : alpha, alpha; see alpha + b&emacron;ta, beta; see beta.
- The set of letters used when writing in a language.
- The Greek alphabet has only twenty-four letters.
- In the first year of school, pupils are taught to recite the alphabet.
- A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. (Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in which each character represents a syllable.)
- (computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.
- Let be a regular language over the alphabet .
- (India) An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.
- The simplest rudiments; elements.
(third-person singular simple present alphabets, present participle alphabeting, simple past and past participle alphabeted)
alphabet - Computer Definition
A holding company formed by Google in 2015 to better represent the diverse projects Google has undertaken over the years. Alphabet includes Google itself, which comprises YouTube, Android, Gmail, Chrome and Web search. Nest Labs (home automation), Calico (biotech), DeepMind (AI), Verily (smart contact lenses), Access (high-speed Internet), Jigsaw (think tank) and Google X (R&D, driverless cars) are separate companies. See Google and Google X Lab.