from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The use of an alphabet as a stage in the development of written language; notation by means of an alphabet.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The expression of spoken sounds by an alphabet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun An
initialism: an abbreviationwhich is read letter-by-letter, such as "U.N."
- noun The ability to read an alphabet, a rudimentary form of
- noun Excessive reliance upon the alphabet or alphabetic structures.
Discriminationon the basis of the first letter of a name.
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Just as pictorial phonetism was evolved from ideography, or picture-writing, so was alphabetism evolved from pictorial phonetism.
Even when their civilization was at its height the Babylonians never came so near to alphabetism as the Egyptians.
(link) they read the names of States at the Democrat Convention in random rather than alphabetical order because “alphabetism” was considered unfair.