What does Alpha mean?

Definitions for Alpha
ˈæl fəAlpha

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alphanoun

    the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet

  2. alphaadjective

    the beginning of a series or sequence

    "the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

  3. alphaadjective

    first in order of importance

    "the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees"; "the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star"

  4. alphaadjective

    early testing stage of a software or hardware product

    "alpha version"

Wiktionary

  1. alphanoun

    The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (u0391, u03B1), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  2. alphanoun

    Latin alpha

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  3. alphanoun

    The name of the symbols u0391 and u03B1 used in science and mathematics, often interchangeable with the symbols when used as a prefix.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  4. alphanoun

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

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  5. alphanoun

    An alpha male.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  6. alphanoun

    Alphabet.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  7. alphaadjective

    Designates the first in an order of precedence.

    I am the alpha male.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

  8. alphaadjective

    Designates the brightest star in a constellation.

    When space travel becomes feasible, I plan to visit Alpha Centauri.

    Etymology: From the , the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alphanoun

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

    Etymology: [L. alpha, Gr. 'a`lfa, from Heb. leph, name of the first letter in the alphabet, also meaning ox.]

Freebase

  1. Alpha

    Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter aleph . Letters that arose from alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А. In English, the noun "alpha" is used as a synonym for "beginning", or "first", reflecting its Greek roots.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Alpha

    al′fa, n. the first letter of the Greek alphabet: the first or beginning. [Gr. alpha—Heb. aleph, an ox, the name of the first letter of the Phœnician and Hebrew alphabet. See A.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Alpha' in Nouns Frequency: #2826

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alpha in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Alpha in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Alpha in a Sentence

  1. Gavin Eugene Long:

    If y’ all wan na keep protesting, do that, but for the serious ones, the real ones, the alpha ones, we know what it’s going to take. It’s only fighting back of money, that’s all they care about, revenue and blood. Revenue and blood. Revenue and blood. Revenue and blood. Nothing else.

  2. Dylan Penn:

    I went into this project looking at it as this is my job, ... this is my boss, we’re both alpha, that can sometimes clash, but think it worked out in the end.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    It's not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth.

  4. Wynn Smiley:

    Our investigation revealed that no pledge was compelled to participate, regardless, the actions are contrary to the ideals and principles of Alpha Tau Omega and are highly offensive.

  5. Demis Hassabis:

    However, the more significant aspect of all this for us is that Alpha Go isn’t just an expert system built with handcrafted rules like, for example, DeepBlue was, but instead it uses general machine learning techniques to figure out for itself how to win at Go, the ultimate challenge, though, which still lies ahead, is to beat one of the best players in the world.

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