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# Spelling vs. Alphabet

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Spellingnoun

(uncountable) The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words; orthography.

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.’;

Spellingnoun

(uncountable) The manner of spelling of words; correct spelling.

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.

Spellingnoun

(countable) A specific spelling of a word.

Alphabetnoun

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

Spellingnoun

A spelling test or spelling bee.

Alphabetnoun

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

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

Spellingnoun

The act of one who spells; formation of words by letters; orthography.

Alphabetnoun

An individual letter of an alphabet; an alphabetic character.

Of or pertaining to spelling.

Alphabetnoun

The simplest rudiments; elements.

Spellingnoun

forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage

Alphabetverb

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

Spelling

Spelling is a set of conventions that regulate the way of using graphemes (writing system) to represent a language in its written form. In other words, spelling is the rendering of speech sound (phoneme) into writing (grapheme).

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.