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  1. abecedarynoun

    The alphabet, written out in a teaching book, or carved on a wall; abecedarium.

  2. abecedarynoun

    A primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything.

  3. abecedarynoun

    One that teaches or learns the alphabet or the fundamentals of any subject; abecedarian.

  4. abecedaryadjective

    Referring to the alphabet; alphabetical; related to or resembling an abecedarius; abecedarian.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Abecedaryadjective

    This is pretended from the sympathy of two needles touched with the loadstone, and placed in the center of two abecedary circles, or rings of letters, described round about them, one friend keeping one, and another the other, and agreeing upon an hour wherein they will communicate. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 2.


  1. abecedary

    An abecedarium (also known as an abecedary or ABCs or simply an ABC) is an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order. Typically, abecedaria (or abecedaries) are practice exercises.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Abecedaryadjective

    pertaining to, or formed by, the letters of the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary

  2. Abecedarynoun

    a primer; the first principle or rudiment of anything

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abecedary in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abecedary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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