alphabetical - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “alphabetical”

See all translations

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.
More examples
alphabetically
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…
(Definition of alphabetical from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of alphabetical?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “alphabetical” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

prime time

in television and radio broadcasting, the time when the largest number of people are watching or listening

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

e-juice noun

April 27, 2015
the liquid content in an e-cigarette, which includes nicotine and may be flavoured in various ways Contestants…suck on a modified vaper until they’ve filled their chest cavity with enough vaporised nicotine “e-juice” to shoot out a belch of white smoke upwards of 4ft long.

Read More