• Locations A to E shown in alphabetical order from bottom to top of the plan
    Locations A to E shown in alphabetical order from bottom to top of the plan
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alphabetization the act of putting in alphabetical order
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:

Tom Thumb's Alphabet title Tom Thumb's Alphabet title
Man reading alphabet book Man reading alphabet book


  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.”


In literature:

The places are all in alphabetical order as in a Gazetteer; only such names being given as belong to places of interest.
"Mr. Murray's List of New and Recent Publications July, 1890" by John Murray
"The World's Fair" by Anonymous
When the cuneiform syllabary was superseded in Palestine by the so-called Phoenician alphabet we do not know.
"Patriarchal Palestine" by Archibald Henry Sayce
Again, the 119th Psalm is an acrostic, or an alphabetical Psalm.
"The Children's Six Minutes" by Bruce S. Wright
This alphabet, as arranged by Cyril, is founded on the Greek.
"Historical View of the Languages and Literature of the Slavic Nations" by Therese Albertine Louise von Jacob Robinson
And now let me say that I hope you will learn the finger-alphabet; so that, if you visit any of my little pupils, you can talk to them.
"The Nursery, No. 165. September, 1880, Vol. 28" by Various
At first only letters should be sent until the men have learned the alphabet thoroughly.
"Military Instructors Manual" by James P. Cole and Oliver Schoonmaker
The peddler makes the letters of the alphabet in dough.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
So Buddha tells his teacher the names of sixty-four alphabets.
"Ten Great Religions" by James Freeman Clarke
Letters, to deposit; carried by animals; of alphabet, to stamp and to brand.
"The Art of Travel" by Francis Galton
The alphabet given by the saint was simply the common Roman letter then in use.
"An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800" by Mary Frances Cusack
This understanding was the alphabet of his life.
"The Man in the Twilight" by Ridgwell Cullum
The teacher has a number of cards upon each of which appears a letter of the alphabet.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
We can use her materials for sense training and lead as she does to easy mastery of the alphabetic symbols.
"The Montessori Method" by Maria Montessori
A special characteristic of the five elegies that make up the Book of Lamentations is their alphabetical arrangement.
"Expositor's Bible: The Song of Solomon" by Walter Adeney
"Life Histories of North American Wood Warblers Part One and Part Two" by Arthur Bent
The interpunct is double with the Umbrian alphabet, single and medial with the Latin.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3" by Various
In Lamentations 1-4 this is combined with an alphabetic acrostic.
"The Literature of the Old Testament" by George Foot Moore
Classified under distinct heads, and alphabetically arranged for Reference.
"The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet" by Shirley Hibberd
Of all these forms of speech Kashmiri is the only one which possesses a literature, or indeed an alphabet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

Nina’s cross: her alphabet
Flung upon the floor.
Hoity toity! in a pet,
Wanting something more.
"Cubes" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
This prophet kind himself has set
To be my book and alphabet,
And ev'ry needful letter plain,
Alpha, Omega, and Amen.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
But suddenly he let his catch fall,
For in the alphabet of the first silence,
God has just two words for him: Not today!
"Dance Of Death" by Franz Werfel
In the lobby of the Banco Bilbao
a dark woman will slip me a key, a package,
the name of a hotel, a numbered account,
the first letters of an unknown alphabet.
"Encounter at St. Martin's" by Ken Smith
And pristine alphabets and cows that moo
And moo as they jump over moons as new
As that crisp cusp toward which you voyage now.
Hail and farewell. Hello, goodbye. O keeper
Of the profane grail, the dreaming skull.
"The Ghost's Leavetaking" by Sylvia Plath
Each fall the children must endure together
What every child also endures alone:
Learning the alphabet, the integers,
Three dozen bits and pieces of a stuff
So arbitrary, so peremptory,
That worlds invisible and visible
"September, The First Day Of School" by Howard Nemerov

In news:

2011 RUNNERS-UP (in alphabetical order) Atlantic Technology AT-1 ($2500/pair.
"Delta, Echo, Foxtrot," I muttered to myself as I helped my father organize his CDs in alphabetical order.
Designed to buy time, the modern alphabet-soup approach to language can endanger clarity.
When data is scarce or the alphabet is large, smoothing the probability estimates becomes inescapable when estimating n-gram models.
In this paper we propose a method that implements a form of smoothing by exploiting similarity information of the alphabet elements.
Slithering into the alphabet.
He has a recent post about a new book by Jeremy Driscoll, OSB entitled A Monk's Alphabet: Moments of Stillness in a Turning World.
Real subject lines from emails in my spam file (not including those offering Russian wives, enhancement products or written in Cyrillic alphabet).
Today there are shredded potatoes, waffle fries, even alphabet-shaped frozen varieties.
Producing a biblical-themed illustrated English alphabet book is nothing new.
When Gene Paul Thacker lined up on the C-119 for his first jump in 1954, he and the boys were in alphabetical order.
As the book notes, the alphabets are selected from four famous typographic albums of the nineteenth century.
Does the alphabet take on more meaning when it's freed from the confines of cast-in-lead movable type, pen and paper, and the frame of a computer screen.
Pity the fishing boat owner who picks up a quick reference card from the National Marine Fisheries Service and comes across this indigestible bowl of alphabet soup.
Below is a list of times each community in the Tri-State has set aside as the designated trick-or- treating time, in alphabetical order.

In science:

X, Q, q− , Q+ , τ ) is an automaton, (2) Y is a finite set (the output alphabet), and (3) λ : X × Q → Y ∗ is a mapping (the output function).
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
The vertices of such a graph correspond to the states of the automaton (resp. the transducer), and, for every letter x of the input alphabet X , an arrow labelled by x (resp. by x|λ(x, q )) goes from the state q ∈ Q to the state τ (x, q ).
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Roughly speaking, a formal language L over an alphabet X generating a group G satis fies the fellow traveller property if paths in the Cayle y graph of G with respect to X , which are labelled by words in L and which eventually converge to within a distance of 1, never diverge beyond some given distance.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Definition 10 Assume that M is a monoid with a finite generating alphabet X .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Definition 11 Assume that M is a monoid with a finite generating alphabet X .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Theorem 12 Assume that M is a right (resp. left) cancellative monoid with a finite generating alphabet X .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Our language is over the finite alphabet H of hypercubes in M .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
The point is to consider the set H of its hypercubes as a generating alphabet for M .
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Remark 29 Additional arrows allow the just defined transducers to beco me able to read words over the whole alphabet H.
Finite transducers for divisibility monoids
Table 1 contains a summary of the preceding outline, together with information concerning different notions of lengths of a presentation hX | Ri: length = word length: |X | + sum of the lengths of the words in R within the free group on X ; thus, length refers to strings in the alphabet X ∪X −1 .
Presentations of finite simple groups: a quantitative approach
Particular values taken by these random variables will be denoted by similar lower-case alphabets.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
The plaintext alphabet will be denoted X , the set of possible key values K and the ciphertext alphabet Y .
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
Because of the additional randomness in the ciphertext, it typically happens that the ciphertext alphabet Y needs to be larger than the plaintext alphabet X (or else, Y is a longer sequence than X, as in homophonic substitution).
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
It may even be a continuous infinite alphabet, e.g. an analog voltage value.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers
Note that this characterization of a random cipher is problematic when the ciphertext alphabet is continuous, as could be the case with αη , because then the Shannon entropy is not defined.
Quantum Noise Randomized Ciphers