alphabet


alphabet
noun Etymology: Middle English alphabete, from Late Latin alphabetum, from Greek alphabētos, from alpha + bēta beta Date: 1513 1. a. a set of letters or other characters with which one or more languages are written especially if arranged in a customary order b. a system of signs or signals that serve as equivalents for letters 2. rudiments, elements

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(of a language), , / (of a subject), , ,