Etymology
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alphabetize (v.)

1848, "arrange alphabetically," from alphabet + -ize. The older verb was simply alphabet (1700). From 1854 as "express by alphabetic letters." Related: Alphabetized; alphabetizing.

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alphabetization (n.)

"act of arranging alphabetically; fact of being alphabetically arranged," 1864, noun of action from alphabetize (v.).

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