alphabetic

adjective al·pha·bet·ic \ ˌal-fə-ˈbe-tik \
variants: or alphabetical play \-ti-kəl\

Definition of alphabetic

1 usually alphabetical : arranged in the order of the letters of the alphabet
2 : of, relating to, or employing an alphabet

alphabetically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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1543

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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