alphanumeric

alphanumeric
   Consisting of letters, numbers, and sometimes special control characters, spaces, and other punctuation characters.
   ANSI committees have developed many important standards, including the following:
   • Thick Ethernet: 12 AWG
   • Thin Ethernet: 20 AWG
   • ANSI X3J11: Standard for the C programming language, including language semantics, syntax, execution environment, and the definition of the library and header files.
   • ANSI X3J16: Standard for the C++ programming language.
   • ANSI X3J3: Definition of the Fortran programming language compiler.
   • ANSI X3.131-1986: Definition of the SCSI standard. The X3T9.2 standard contains the extensions for SCSI-2.
   • ANSI X3T9.5: The working group for the FDDI definition.

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  • alphanumeric — (adj.) 1912, contracted from ALPHABET (Cf. alphabet) + numeric (see NUMERICAL (Cf. numerical)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • alphanumeric — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ consisting of or using both letters and numerals …   English terms dictionary

  • alphanumeric — [al΄fə no͞o mer′ik, al΄fənyo͞omer′ik] adj. [ ALPHA(BET) + NUMERIC(AL)] having or using both alphabetical and numerical symbols …   English World dictionary

  • alphanumeric — also alphanumerical adjective Etymology: alphabetic + numeric, numerical Date: 1950 1. consisting of both letters and numbers and often other symbols (as punctuation marks and mathematical symbols) < an alphanumeric code >; also being a character …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alphanumeric — alphanumerically, alphamerically, adv. /al feuh nooh mer ik, nyooh /, adj. Computers. (of a set of characters) including letters, numbers, and, often, special characters, as punctuation marks: alphanumeric code. Also, alphameric /al feuh mer ik/ …   Universalium

  • alphanumeric — al|pha|nu|mer|ic [ˌælfənju:ˈmerık US nu: ] adj also al|pha|nu|mer|i|cal [ ˈmerıkəl] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: alphabet + numerical] using letters and numbers ▪ alphanumeric codes …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alphanumeric — al·pha·nu·mer·ic || ‚ælfÉ™njuː merɪk adj. constituting a character in an alphanumeric system; consisting of letters and numbers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alphanumeric — adjective using letters and numbers: an alphanumeric code …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • alphanumeric — al•pha•nu•mer•ic [[t]ˌæl fə nuˈmɛr ɪk, nyu [/t]] also al pha•nu•mer′i•cal adj. cmp utilizing letters, numbers, and often special characters or symbols: an alphanumeric code[/ex] • Etymology: 1950–55; alpha (bet) +numeric ( al) al… …   From formal English to slang

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