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alphabetical

adjective uk   /ˌæl.fəˈbet.ɪ.kəl/  us   /-ˈbet̬-/ (also alphabetic, uk   /ˌæl.fəˈbet.ɪk/ us   )
B2 arranged in the same order as the letters of the alphabet: an alphabetical list The names are published in alphabetical order.
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adverb uk   us   /-ɪ.kəl.i/
I've arranged the pictures of the animals alphabetically from aardvark to zebra.
Translations of “alphabetical”
in Korean 알파벳순의…
in Arabic أبْجَدي…
in Portuguese alfabético…
in Catalan alfabètic…
in Japanese アルファベット順の…
in Italian alfabetico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 按字母排序的…
in Russian алфавитный…
in Turkish alfabetik sıraya göre, dizilişe göre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 按字母排序的…
in Polish alfabetyczny…
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