abecedarian abecedarian

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a novice learning the rudiments of some subject
  2. (n) a 16th century sect of Anabaptists centered in Germany who had an absolute disdain for human knowledge
  3. (adj) alphabetically arranged (as for beginning readers)

Usage(s):

  1. The "seamless" and communal thought processes of tribal, preliterate man were fragmented; perception itself took on the rigid, abecedarian character of writing.
  2. The cook who takes the trouble to learn the abecedarian elements of French cooking does not need to buy cookbook after cook book all her life in a frantic search for something .

News

  • Best-selling novelist Sue Grafton to be honored in Albany

    Best-selling novelist Sue Grafton to be honored in Albany Writer of alphabet mysteries lets her subconscious work Sue Grafton might be the name emblazoned on all 23 Kinsey Millhone mysteries — the latest, "W is for Wasted," went on sale Sept. 10 — but the best-selling abecedarian novelist gives credit where credit is due. Some years ago, she met with a therapist who liberated her from the good ...
    on September 15, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

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