Alphanumeric



(of a set of characters) including letters, numbers, and, often, special characters, as punctuation marks:
alphanumeric code.
Historical Examples

Communication is done completely via the typewriter in either octal numbers, decimal numbers, or alphanumeric codes.
Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) Digital Equipment Corporation

It can operate in either the alphanumeric mode or the binary mode.
Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3) Digital Equipment Corporation

adjective
(of a character set, code, or file of data) consisting of alphabetical and numerical symbols
adj.

1912, contracted from alphabet + numeric (see numerical).
character
A decimal digit or a letter (upper or lower case). Typically, “letters” means only English letters (ASCII A-Z plus a-z) but it may also include non-English letters in the Roman alphabet, e.g., e-acute, c-cedilla, the thorn letter, and so on. Perversely, it may also include the underscore character in some contexts.
(1997-09-11)
alphabetical and numerical

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