Character 5
Hyphenation al pha
Pronunciations /ˈælfə/

Definitions and meanings of "Alpha"

What do we mean by alpha?

The first letter of the Greek alphabet. noun

The first of a series; the beginning. noun

The brightest star in a constellation. noun

The mathematical estimate of the return on a security when the return on the market as a whole is zero. Alpha is derived from a in the formula Ri = a + bRm, which measures the return on a security (Ri) for a given return on the market (Rm) where b is beta. noun

The return on an investment portfolio that can be attributed to the skill of the portfolio's manager rather than the performance of the market. noun

Being the highest ranked or most dominant individual of one's sex. Used of social animals. adjective

Being in the first position relative to a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a group may be substituted. adjective

Referring to the first of a group of isomers, or molecules of similar origin or properties, determined arbitrarily by those who discover or classify them. Used in combination. adjective

Alphabetical. adjective

The first letter in the Greek alphabet (A, α), answering to A. noun

The first; the beginning: as in the phrase “alpha and omega,” the beginning and the end, the first and the last, omega being the last letter of the Greek alphabet. noun

As a classifier: In astronomy, the chief star of a constellation. In chem., the first of two or more isomerous modifications of the same organic compound, as alpha-naphthol, in distinction from beta-naphthol. noun

In natural history, the first subspecies, etc. noun

capitalized The name given by Carl Neumann, the mathematical physicist, to a supposed body to which all motion, especially motion of rotation, is relative. noun

The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning. noun

The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Α,  α), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A. noun

Latin alpha noun

The name of the symbols Α and α used in science and mathematics, often interchangeable with the symbols when used as a prefix. noun

The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Α, α), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.

Latin alpha

The name of the symbols Α and α used in science and mathematics, often interchangeable with the symbols when used as a prefix.

The return of a given asset or portfolio adjusted for systematic risk.

A person, especially a male, who is dominant, successful and attractive; (see alpha male).

(abbreviation) Alphabet.

The first versions of a program, usually only available to the developer, and only tested by the developer.

The level of translucency of a color, as determined by the alpha channel.

The significance level of a statistical test; the alpha level.

In omegaverse fiction, a person of a sexually-dominant (and sometimes secondary) gender/sex that is driven by biology, magic, or other means to bond with an omega, with males of this type often having canine-like genitalia.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Alpha

The word "alpha" in example sentences

If one of the four α loci is affected, alpha minor or alpha+ thalassemia trait or alpha thalassemia trait, type 2 results and there is minimal effect. ❋ Unknown (2008)

Zandl invented the term alpha consumer, and she's the closest thing the trend business has to a founder. ❋ Unknown (2003)

Mech explains that the term alpha is rarely used today by wolf biologists. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The term alpha female originated in my field of animal behavior, but has acquired new meaning. ❋ Unknown (2008)

What you can do is while you are doing your pre - or post - Christmas shopping, drop by your local bookstore and pick up a dictionary and look up the term alpha or beta particles. ❋ Unknown (2006)

The term alpha in a nutshell it used to measure risk adjusted returns. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"" I like to bring myself into a state that I call alpha, which is tranquillity, '' he says. ❋ Unknown (2008)

No, I've always been drawn to men who could teach me things I didn't know, what I call alpha men, leaders in their own fields. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Though surrounded at Cambridge by all the excitement generated by Thomson's discovery of the electron in 1897, Rutherford opted to investigate radioactivity and soon found that there were two distinct types of radiation emitted from uranium, which he called alpha and beta, before a third was discovered, called gamma rays. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Fonda also spoke to "Nightline" about what she has taken away from her three marriages to what she calls "alpha men," particularly her third husband, Ted Turner, with whom she remains friends. ❋ Unknown (2011)

His work was based on the inspiration of American scientist Raymond Ahlqvist, who in 1948 discovered the contraction and relaxation of muscle tissue, including that of the heart, were regulated by separate receptors, which he called alpha and beta. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The first component was what he called alpha radiation which had a short range and could be stopped by a piece of paper or travel no more than just a few centimeters in the air. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Relaxing, I entered the meditative state I call alpha and visualized the familiar scenery. ❋ Linda Robertson (2011)

If we consider taking big risks and make big money a sort of posturing to gain alpha male status, then it logically follows that if we were to regulate the system so that the monke – trader could not lose big without losing big personally, then a lot of traders would end up with less testosterone than Nancy Pelosi, and the contest would be over for them. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Then the tour de force that was Episode 8 - A Love Supreme Part 2 – finally alpha is back – (where the frak did he go after the end of Season 1)?? ❋ Unknown (2009)

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