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 in an alphanumeric system 2. capable of using or displaying alphanumeric characters • alphanumerically adverbalphanumerics noun plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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