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alphabet soup

1. Literally, a soup that contains noodles shaped like the letters of the alphabet. I used to love alphabet soup when I was a kid.
2. By extension, an incoherent or disorganized mix (typically of letters or abbreviations). All of these acronyms in the manual have started to look like alphabet soup.
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alphabet soup

initialisms and acronyms, especially when used excessively. The names of these government agencies are just alphabet soup. Just look at the telephone book! You can't find anything because it's filled with alphabet soup.
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alphabet soup

incomprehensible or confusing language, typically containing many abbreviations or symbols. informal
The expression alludes to a kind of clear soup containing pasta in the form of letters.
2000 Montreal Mirror Like the IMF, WB, WTO and the rest of the alphabet soup, the FTAA is yet another engine of global capital.
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alphabet soup

n. initialisms and acronyms in general. Just look at the telephone book! You can’t find anything because it’s filled with alphabet soup.
See also: alphabet, soup

Charlie Foxtrot

and CF (The CF is from the so-called NATO Phonetic Alphabet.)
1. Go to cluster fuck (sense 1).
2. Go to cluster fuck (sense 2).
See also: Charlie

CF The CF is from the so-called NATO Phonetic Alphabet.

See also: Cf, NATO, phonetic
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The new project of the alphabet eliminates use of three letters with apostrophes: "S', s' " ("sh"), "C', c' " ("h") and "I', i' " ("i").
In December last year, Alphabet rivals Apple and Amazon reportedly have had separate discussions over the prospect of opening a presence in Saudi Arabia.
Page became chief executive at Alphabet, a holding company for the tech giant's search products and "other bets" such Waymo self-driving car unit; Nest smart home gadgets, and Google Fiber internet service.
According to Business Insider, Alphabet has not given up on its idea of beaming internet from high-altitude altogether.
And I agree with this conclusion but this CRISPR-Cas9 technology is based on our DNA Alphabet or Biology-Genetic Periodic Table invention that makes it easy to determine who is predisposed to what specific disease.
instead be a subsidiary of the publicly traded Alphabet.
Alphabet will include a group of companies, the largest of which will be Google.
A simple way to make a code is to substitute one letter for another by counting a certain number of letters to the right or left of the letter as it appears in the original alphabet.
For example, below is a spelling alphabet where each word begins with the letter it represents, but none of the letters have their usual phonetic values.
ASTANA (CyHAN)- Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has denied the country's plans to abandon the Cyrillic script in favor of the Latin alphabet by 2025 are "politically motivated.
Summary: The Education and Culture ministries confirmed Tuesday that the country would begin celebrating Alphabet Day annually on March 8.
Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by over 150 street artists from thirty countries so she could create a volume illustrating their different lettering choices: each artist was instructed to design all twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book.
The alphabet is a child's introduction to language.
language of the Imperial Court, he had made an alphabet of
Paris, (SANA)_ College De France hosted a Symposium about Syria's Ugaritic Alphabet under the patronage of the President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher.