[al-fuh-bet-i-kuh l] /ˌæl fəˈbɛt ɪ kəl/
in the order of the letters of the :
pertaining to, expressed by, or using an :
in the conventional order of the letters or symbols of an alphabet
of, characterized by, or expressed by an alphabet
1560s, from alphabet + -ical. Related: Alphabetically.
[am-bi-gyoo-i-tee] /ˌæm bɪˈgyu ɪ ti/ noun, plural ambiguities. 1. doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention: to speak with ambiguity; an ambiguity of manner. 2. an unclear, indefinite, or equivocal word, expression, meaning, etc.: a contract free of ambiguities; the ambiguities of modern poetry. /ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the possibility of interpreting an expression […]
[noh-neym] /ˈnoʊˌneɪm/ adjective 1. packaged and sold without a brand name and usually at a lower price than similar items with brand names; generic: a can of no-name dog food. adjective without a brand name adj. 1978, “not having made a name in one’s profession,” originally American English sporting jargon, from no + name (n.).
[uh-mend] /əˈmɛnd/ verb (used with object) 1. to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill. 2. to change for the better; improve: to amend one’s ways. Synonyms: ameliorate, better. Antonyms: worsen. 3. to remove or correct faults in; […]
[an-l-it-ik] /ˌæn lˈɪt ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to ). 2. skilled in or habitually using analysis. 3. (of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms. Compare (def 3), (def […]