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phonetic alphabet[fə′ned·ik ′al·fə‚bet]
A list of standard words used for positive identification of letters in a voice message transmitted by radio or telephone.
The standard words and combination of words used for each of the letters in the alphabet during radio transmissions. This ensures that letters are not misunderstood during radio reception. These are agreed upon internationally and are followed worldwide. See International Phonetic Alphabet.