A primer initial principle or rudiment of anything
- related to, or formed by, the letters of this alphabet; alphabetic; ergo, standard.
- A primer; 1st principle or rudiment of such a thing.
As of an order, alphabetically. Pronounced: a-b-c-dary.
"primer, alphabet dining table," mid-15c., from Medieval Latin abecedarium "an ABC guide," neuter of adjective abecedarius, utilized as a noun, through the very first four letters regarding the Latin alphabet. Abecedarian (adj.) is attested from 1660s.
(a.) Pertaining to, or created by, the letters regarding the alphabet; alphabetic; hence, rudimentary.
- (n.) A primer; 1st principle or rudiment of any such thing.