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ASCIIbetical order /as'kee-be'-t*-kl or'dr/ adj.,n.
Used to indicate that data is sorted in ASCII collated order rather
than alphabetical order. This lexicon is sorted in something close
to ASCIIbetical order, but with case ignored and entries beginning
with non-alphabetic characters moved to the beginning. "At my video
store, they used their computer to sort the videos into
ASCIIbetical order, so I couldn't find `"Crocodile" Dundee' until I
thought to look before `2001' and `48 HRS.'!"
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.