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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Iain said: "It is basically them trying to remember the phonetic alphabet as they have a test coming up.
In addition, there is a detailed aircraft cutaway, and the pilot's phonetic alphabet, for children to learn with their parents.
No, I don't know the phonetic alphabet. No, I haven't the foggiest what the post code is, nor the grid reference.
Googling a runner Alpha Delta Whisky 2.40 Bath The horse's name is taken from the letters of the International Civil Aviation Organisation, also called the Nato Phonetic Alphabet or Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, which uses the Irish spelling of whiskey with an 'e' rather than the Scottish version as in the horse's name.
At that time BZ was not rendered as "Bravo Zulu," but in each navy's particular phonetic alphabet. In the U.S.
In addition to providing new results on sonorant consonants, the dissertation was the first instrumental study that added to our knowledge of Estonian palatalization (It is the initial, rather than the final part of the consonant that is obligatorily palatalized in an Estonian palatalized consonant--a phonetic characteristic that is inadequately represented by the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet and distorted by the International Phonetic Alphabet).
Elise Tan Roberts, who can recite the phonetic alphabet and count to ten in Spanish, has an IQ of 156, making her smarter than ex-Countdown maths whiz Carol Vorderman.
The super-confident tot then recites her phonetic alphabet, almost perfectly, before counting to 10 in Spanish.
In the International Phonetic Alphabet what word comes between Sierra and Uniform?
Every learning technology from the phonetic alphabet to quantum mechanics biases our cognitive range.
"On a recent IFR flight, my trainee said to put 'will depart 2Q3 Rwy 34 via the ODP' in the flight plan remarks, and the briefer kept saying that the trainee meant the NDB until the trainee spelled ODP with the phonetic alphabet. Another trainee on another flight made the same remarks request a nd the briefer talked him out of it!
Appendices include the international phonetic alphabet and its extended set of symbols.