alphabet length


Definition of alphabet length

: the total width of the 26 single lower-case unspaced letters of the alphabet in a particular font usually given in points and used as an indicator of relative face width

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First Known Use of alphabet length

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Alphabet length.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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