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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

An abecedarium (or abecedary) is an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in alphabetical order. Typically, abecedaria (or abecedaries) are practice exercises.

Modern usage

An abecedarium a means to learn the alphabet. It is also used to denote an A to Z of a certain subject. Such as David Toop's A to Z of Dub and A to Z of Electro, and Gilles Deleuze's abecedarium of his thought, as interviewed by Claire Parnet.

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