alphabetic character


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n alphabetic character the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    “Action, looks, words, steps, form the alphabet by which you may spell character.”


In literature:

The Roman alphabet was discarded and Roman law was written in Greek characters and explained by Greek judges.
"The Story of Mankind" by Hendrik van Loon
Hence, the transmitted message was received on the tape in visible dots and dashes representing characters of the Morse alphabet.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
Some of them are purely alphabetical in character and some are symbolic in another way.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Then follow the letters of the alphabet, grouped according to the character of the appearance they suggest.
"Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development" by Francis Galton
NAGARI, the name given to the characters In Sanskrit and Hindi alphabets.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
An alphabet of the same character, however, was not unknown at an earlier date.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 530, February 27, 1886" by Various
This character is found as the fourth letter in the Phoenician and ancient Hebrew alphabets: the Indian is not very dissimilar.
"Notes and Queries, Number 51, October 19, 1850" by Various
Some of them are purely alphabetical in character, and some are symbolic in another way.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
Upon this wall were inscribed many alphabetic characters.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
The Chinese have no alphabet, but about 20,000 syllabic characters.
"Orthography" by Elmer W. Cavins

In news:

Visual Arts To look at an alphabet other than our Roman script—Cyrillic, Arabic, Chinese, Devanagari—is to be transfixed by characters divorced from their content.

In science:

The name of the class originates from the kabbalistic system which attributes to every character in the hebrew alphabet a certain number and tries to interpret the resulting number of words.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
However, to display the nanowords in compact form it is useful to be able to represent each letter in the alphabet with a single character.
On tabulating virtual strings
Alphabet: The set of single-character tokens (symbols) from which sequences are constituted.
Developing and applying heterogeneous phylogenetic models with XRate
The carrier surface in this neighborhood then appears as Y × Xn where Xn is the 1-complex that consists of the cone on n-vertices (i.e., the n-valent vertex), and Y is the graph that underlies that alphabet character (a neighborhood of a trivalent vertex).
Structures and Diagrammatics of Four Dimensional Topological Lattice Field Theories
Beginning at the left end of the word, replace the longest substring which corresponds to the character representation of some segmentspecification in the appropriate alphabet, with its set of features.
Parsing Using Linearly Ordered Phonological Rules