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Word of the Day 06/02/21 Abecedarian

Abecedarian (noun, adjective)
abecedarian [ ey-bee-see-dair-ee-uhn ]


noun
1. a person who is learning the letters of the alphabet.
2. a beginner in any field of learning.

adjective
3. of or relating to the alphabet.
4. arranged in alphabetical order.
5. rudimentary; elementary; primary.

Also abecedary.

WORDS RELATED TO ABECEDARIAN
tenderfoot, novice, learner, neophyte, fledgling, amateur, dabbler

See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com

Origin: From the Medieval Latin word abecedāriānus, dating back to 1595–1605. See abecedary, -an

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR ABECEDARIAN
Perry had 123 kids from 104 families; the number in Abecedarian was even smaller.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

The original figures for the cost of Perry and Abecedarian were overstated by a factor of two.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

And that's pocket change compared to Abecedarian, which cost an amazing $90,000 per student in today's dollars.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

That made it easier for Perry and Abecedarian to put together a skilled, committed team.
CAN WE REALLY GIVE EVERYONE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY PRESCHOOL?|MEGAN MCARDLE|FEBRUARY 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST

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