alpha numerical

alphanumeric

[al-fuh-noo-mer-ik, -nyoo-]
adjective Computers.
(of a set of characters) including letters, numbers, and, often, special characters, as punctuation marks: alphanumeric code.
Also, alphameric [al-fuh-mer-ik] , alphanumerical, alphamerical.


Origin:
1950–55; alpha(bet) + numeric(al)

alphanumerically, alphamerically, adverb
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alphanumeric or alphameric (ˌælfənjuːˈmɛrɪk, ˌælfəˈmɛrɪk)
 
adj
(of a character set, code, or file of data) consisting of alphabetical and numerical symbols
 
alphameric or alphameric
 
adj
 
alphanu'merically or alphameric
 
adv
 
alpha'merically or alphameric
 
adv

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alphanumeric
alphabetical and numerical
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