alphabetization

noun
al·​pha·​bet·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌal-fə-ˌbe-tə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce alphabetization (audio) \

Definition of alphabetization

1 : the act or process of alphabetizing
2 : an alphabetically arranged series, list, or file

Examples of alphabetization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rise of the printing press in the mid-15th century furthered the cause of alphabetization by sparking an unprecedented explosion in the dissemination of information. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "How the Alphabet Got Its Order, Malcolm X and Other New Books to Read," 9 Oct. 2020 At that time, Brittany was seen as a region resistant to the French Revolution, where de-Christianization, alphabetization, and urbanization happened later than elsewhere. Jean-marie Pottier, Slate Magazine, "Macron Country," 9 May 2017

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First Known Use of alphabetization

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Alphabetization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alphabetization. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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