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abecedarian

[ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uh n] /ˌeɪ bi siˈdɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
2.
a beginner in any field of learning.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to the alphabet.
4.
arranged in alphabetical order.
5.
rudimentary; elementary; primary.
Also, abecedary.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Medieval Latin abecedāriānus. See abecedary, -an
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Examples for abecedarian
  • abecedarian, for instance, cut in half the likelihood of participants receiving special education.
British Dictionary definitions for abecedarian

abecedarian

/ˌeɪbiːsiːˈdɛərɪən/
noun
1.
a person who is learning the alphabet or the rudiments of a subject
adjective
2.
alphabetically arranged
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin abecedarius, from the letters a, b, c, d
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