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# Meta vs. Alphabet

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Metaadjective

(informal) Self-referential; structured analogously, but at a higher level.

‘Suppose you have a genie that grants you three wishes. If you wish for infinite wishes, that is a meta wish.’;

Alphabetnoun

The set of letters used when writing in a language.

‘The Greek alphabet has only twenty-four letters.’; ‘In the first year of school, pupils are taught to recite the alphabet.’;

Metaadjective

(video games) Prominent in the metagame; effective and frequently used in competitive gameplay.

‘I don't think the character will be meta even with the recent buffs.’;

Alphabetnoun

A writing system in which letters represent phonemes. Contrast e.g. logography, a writing system in which each character represents a word, and syllabary, in which each character represents a syllable.

Metanoun

Boundary marker.

Alphabetnoun

A writing system in which there are letters for the consonant and vowel phonemes. Contrast e.g. abjad.

Metanoun

Either of the conical columns at each end of a Roman circus.

Alphabetnoun

(computer science) A typically finite set of distinguishable symbols.

‘Let $L$ be a regular language over the alphabet $\Sigma$.’;

Metanoun

(video games) Metagame; the most effective tactics and strategies used in a competitive video game.

Alphabetnoun

An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.

Metanoun

(informal) Metoidioplasty.

Alphabetnoun

The simplest rudiments; elements.

Meta

Meta (from the Greek μετα-, meta-, meaning or ) is a prefix meaning more comprehensive or transcending.

‘after’; ‘beyond’;

Alphabetverb

(rare) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

Alphabetnoun

The letters of a language arranged in the customary order; the series of letters or signs which form the elements of written language.

Alphabetnoun

The simplest rudiments; elements.

‘The very alphabet of our law.’;

Alphabetverb

To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.

Alphabetnoun

a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language

Alphabetnoun

the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural);

‘he mastered only the rudiments of geometry’;

Alphabet

An alphabet is a standardized set of basic written symbols or graphemes (called letters) that represent the phonemes of certain spoken languages. Not all writing systems represent language in this way; in a syllabary, each character represents a syllable, for instance, and logographic systems use characters to represent words, morphemes, or other semantic units.The first fully phonemic script, the Proto-Canaanite script, later known as the Phoenician alphabet, is considered to be the first alphabet, and is the ancestor of most modern alphabets, including Arabic, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and possibly Brahmic.