When the letters in the odd positions of a word appear alphabetized, we say that the word is odd-ascending; when these letters appear reverse alphabetized, we call the word odd-descending. Similarly, we refer to works as even-ascending or even-descending when the letters that occupy their even positions are alphabetized or reverse alphabetized, respectively.
Word Ways: Vol. 38
, Article 16.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol38/iss1/16