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in the order of the letters of the :
alphabetical arrangement.
pertaining to, expressed by, or using an :
alphabetical writing.
Contemporary Examples

Below, listed in alphabetical order by author, are 12 of the best columns from 2012.
John Avlon’s Picks for 12 Best Opinion Columns of 2012 John Avlon December 30, 2012

Historical Examples

And has the motion of the tables ever taken the form of alphabetical expression, which has been the case in America?
The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Volume II Elizabeth Barrett Browning

An alphabetical list of all persons called to the bar by the said society.
Notes and Queries, Number 218, December 31, 1853 Various

Twelve men, picked from an alphabetical list, may not be judges of art, but they will not debase morality.
G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study Julius West

The only thing that alphabetical ever organised that paid was a family.
In Our Town William Allen White

This latter part refers to the alphabetical arrangement under such headings as honour, diligent, slothful.
Proverb Lore F. Edward Hulme

For convenience of reference, the names are arranged in alphabetical order.
The White Rose of Langley Emily Sarah Holt

In the first ballot shown, no party name appears, and the names of candidates for each office are arranged in alphabetical order.
Elements of Civil Government Alexander L. Peterman

In the Index, errors in the alphabetical order were not corrected.
The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb

The alphabetical Subject Index is designed to guide, both in numbering and in finding the books.
A Classification and Subject Index for Cataloguing and Arranging the Books and Pamphlets of a Library [Dewey Decimal Classification] Melvil Dewey

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.


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