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alphabet

noun [C]  /ˈæl·fəˌbet, -bɪt/ us  
writing a set of letters arranged in a fixed order that is used for writing a language: the Cyrillic/Hebrew alphabet
alphabetical
adjective [not gradable]  /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪ·kəl/ us  
alphabetically
adverb [not gradable]  /ˌæl·fəˈbet̬·ɪk·li/ us  
Recipes are arranged alphabetically by type of food.
(Definition of alphabet from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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