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1abecedarian

noun abe·ce·dar·i·an \ˌā-bē-(ˌ)sē-ˈder-ē-ən\

Definition of ABECEDARIAN

:  one learning the rudiments of something (as the alphabet)

Examples of ABECEDARIAN

  1. <abecedarians soon learn that martial arts have a spiritual as well as physical side>

Origin of ABECEDARIAN

Middle English abecedary, from Medieval Latin abecedarium alphabet, from Late Latin, neuter of abecedarius of the alphabet, from the letters a + b + c + d
First Known Use: 1603

Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

2abecedarian

adjective

Definition of ABECEDARIAN

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a :  of or relating to the alphabet
b :  alphabetically arranged

Examples of ABECEDARIAN

  1. <an abecedarian approach to historical study>

First Known Use of ABECEDARIAN

1665

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