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abecedarian

[ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn]
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; < Medieval Latin abecedāriānus. See abecedary, -an

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abecedarian (ˌeɪbiːsiːˈdɛərɪən)
 
n
1.  a person who is learning the alphabet or the rudiments of a subject
 
adj
2.  alphabetically arranged
 
[C17: from Late Latin abecedarius, from the letters a, b, c, d]

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