Definitions for gammaˈgæm ə

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word gamma

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gam•maˈgæm ə(n.)(pl.)-mas.

  1. the third letter of the Greek alphabet (Ɣ, γ).

  2. the third in a series of items.

  3. (cap.) a star that is usu. the third brightest of a constellation.

    Category: Astronomy

  4. a unit of weight equal to one microgram.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  5. a unit of magnetic field strength, equal to 10−5 gauss.

    Category: Physics

  6. a measure of the degree of development of a photographic negative or print.

    Category: Photography

Origin of gamma:

< Gk gámma

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gamma(noun)

    the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet

  2. gamma(noun)

    a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted

  3. da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma, Gamma(noun)

    Portuguese navigator who led an expedition around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497; he sighted and named Natal on Christmas Day before crossing the Indian Ocean (1469-1524)


  1. gamma(Noun)

    The name of the third letter of the Greek alphabet (u0393, u03B3), preceded by beta (u0392, u03B2) and followed by delta, (u0394, u03B4).

  2. gamma(Noun)

    The Gamma function, symbolized by u0393.

  3. gamma(Noun)

    A constant approximately equal to 0.55721566, symbolized by u03B3.

  4. gamma(Noun)

    A unit of magnetic field equal to 1 nT.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gamma(noun)

    the third letter (/, / = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet


  1. Gamma

    Gamma is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 3. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Gimel . Letters that arose from gamma include the Roman C and G and the Cyrillic letters Г and Ґ.

Anagrams of gamma

  1. magma

Translations for gamma

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a powerful form of radiation.

Get even more translations for gamma »


Find a translation for the gamma definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these gamma definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"gamma." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 18 Dec. 2014. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for gamma?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for gamma: