甲 and the meaning 'A'

I recently learned 甲乙 as meaning ‘A’ and ‘B’. When today I had a review for the kanji 甲 I automatically typed ‘a’, but it was marked wrong. Looking at the mnemonic, as well as meaning ‘turtle shell’, the 甲 kanji has the additional definition “mean A out of A through D, for example.” But ‘A’ isn’t an accepted answer, despite it being highlighted in pink. It feels like this could be cleaned up a bit. Either ‘a’ should be added to the accept list, or it shouldn’t be highlighted in pink as a correct answer in the mnemonic.

Also, the vocabulary for 甲 doesn’t mention ‘A’ at all. This feels quite inconsistent, and it’s annoying having to continually second-guess myself when these single-kanji vocab come up in reviews as to what is correct or not.

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It’s a little bit of a weird definition to include out of context.

It’s used in cases where you want to replace various things or people with a standard identifier, like “Party A and Party B” in a contract.

I’m not sure anyone would get that from the way it’s presented.

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it’s because it’s not “A” or “B” (each as a separate option). It’s “A and B”.

For example,
“Out of option A and B, which do you prefer?”
“The first and second choice seems best among all of these”

I wasn’t clear in my original post. I edited it to fix that.

My point wasn’t really about 甲乙 though, I understand how that vocabulary is used. It was more a question of what’s going on with the description and SRS answering for 甲.

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I’ll bring this up with the team to see if they want to make any changes. I’ll let you know what they say.

Update: We added A as a secondary meaning to 甲, thanks for the feedback.

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