phonetic alphabet


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phonetic alphabet

[fə′ned·ik ′al·fə‚bet]
(communications)
A list of standard words used for positive identification of letters in a voice message transmitted by radio or telephone.

phonetic alphabet

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.
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At 18 months, she could count to 20, recite nursery rhymes, knew the phonetic alphabet and could name six capital cities.
Appendices include the international phonetic alphabet and its extended set of symbols.
DG knows that she has problems with phonological awareness and she is in the process of learning the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) symbols for English.
Before that, hurricanes were named after saints, longitude and latitude coordinates or letters of the phonetic alphabet (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie.
These units are unstable compared with the units based on the phonetic alphabet in literate cultures.
Hey, radio operators, the phonetic alphabet is used to make your life easier.
Sidney Allen (4) in which he uses symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
the phonetic alphabet facilitated writing of oral traditions, and leaders desired to attain goodness as exhibited by philosophers or those possessed with divine revelation such as Plato, Confucius, Buddha, and Jesus.
The book also includes an (incomplete) table of the French phonetic alphabet as an appendix; a helpful glossary; a bibliography (limited to works cited); and an index.
Professors might consider using the phonetic alphabet (the International Phonetic Alphabet, or IPA) and having their students learn it as well.
Prehistoric, or tribal, man existed in a harmonious balance of all five senses, but two great inventions--first the phonetic alphabet and later the movable-type printing press--upset that balance by rewarding a single sense, sight, as the eye chased across a page in a linear hunt for the end of a sentence.
The language is based on the police phonetic alphabet and 10-code system - a proven method of memory recall.