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alphanumeric

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adjective al·pha·nu·mer·ic \-nu̇-ˈmer-ik, -nyu̇-\

Simple Definition of alphanumeric

  • : having or using letters and numbers

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alphanumeric

  1. 1 :  consisting of both letters and numbers and often other symbols (as punctuation marks and mathematical symbols) <an alphanumeric code>; also :  being a character in an alphanumeric system

  2. 2 :  capable of using or displaying alphanumeric characters

alphanumerically play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
alphanumerics play \-iks\ noun plural

Variants of alphanumeric

also alphanumerical play \-i-kəl\

Origin of alphanumeric

alphabetic + numeric, numerical


First Known Use: 1950

Rhymes with alphanumeric


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