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Noun: alphabet  'al-fu,bet
  1. A character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
     
  2. The elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
    "he mastered only the alphabets of geometry";
    - rudiment, first rudiment, first principle, ABC, ABC's, ABCs

Derived forms: alphabets

Type of: basic principle, basics, bedrock, character set, fundamental principle, fundamentals, script

Encyclopedia: Alphabet, Christian Use of the