Alphabet Definition

ălfə-bĕt, -bĭt
noun
The letters of a language, arranged in a traditional order.
Webster's New World
A system of characters, signs, or symbols used to indicate letters or speech sounds.
Webster's New World
The first elements or principles, as of a branch of knowledge.
Webster's New World

(computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.

Let be a regular language over the alphabet .
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verb

To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

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Plural:
alphabets

Origin of Alphabet

  • From Late Latin alphabētum, from Ancient Greek ἀλφάβητος (alphabētos), from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, ἄλφα (alpha) (Α,α) and βῆτα (bēta) (Β,β), from Phoenician aleph and beth (“house”), so called because they were pictograms of those objects.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English alphabete from Latin alphabētum from Greek alphabētos alpha alpha alpha bēta beta beta

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

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