Abecedarian definition

ābē-sē-dârē-ən
Any beginner or novice.
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One who teaches or studies the alphabet.
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A beginner; a novice.
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A person learning the alphabet; beginning student.
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Having to do with the alphabet.
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Being arranged alphabetically.
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Elementary or rudimentary.
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Of the alphabet.
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Elementary.
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The definition of abecedarian is arranged in alphabetical order or formed by letters of the alphabet.

An example of abecedarian is an acrostic poem where the first letters of each line spell out a word.

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Abecedarian is defined as a beginner or someone just learning a subject or the alphabet.

An example of an abecedarian is a young child taking piano lessons for the first time.

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Someone who is learning the alphabet. [Early 17th century.]
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An elementary student, a novice; one in the early steps of learning. [Early 17th century.]
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(archaic) Someone engaged in teaching the alphabet; an elementary teacher; one that teaches the methods and principles of learning. [Early 17th century.]
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(rhetoric) A work which uses words or lines in alphabetical order.
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(now rare) Pertaining to someone learning the alphabet or basic studies; elementary; rudimentary. [Mid 17th century.]
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Pertaining to the alphabet, or several alphabets. [Mid 17th century.]
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Arranged in an alphabetical manner. [Mid 17th century.]
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Relating to or resembling an abecedarius.
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(historical) A member of a 16th-century Anabaptist sect, follower of the Zwickau prophets (specially of Thomas Storch), who believed that any kind of knowledge (even basic reading and writing) would keep one from reaching obtaining salvation. [from 19th c.]
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
abecedarian
Plural:
abecedarians

Origin of abecedarian

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin abecedārium alphabet from Late Latin abecedārius alphabetical from the names of the letters A B C D

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin abecedarius (from the first four letters of the Latin alphabet + -arius). Equivalent to abecedary +‎ -an. Compare abecedary.

    From Wiktionary

  • abecedary +‎ -an

    From Wiktionary