What does Alpha mean?

Definitions for Alpha
ˈæl fəal·pha

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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 (, u03B1), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.

  2. alphanoun

    Latin alpha

  3. alphanoun

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

  4. alphanoun

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

  5. alphanoun

    An alpha male.

  6. alphanoun

    Alphabet.

  7. alphaadjective

    Designates the first in an order of precedence.

    I am the alpha male.

  8. alphaadjective

    Designates the brightest star in a constellation.

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. ALPHAnoun

    The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to our A; therefore used to signify the first.

    I am alpha and omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelat.

Wikipedia

  1. Alpha

    Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α; Ancient Greek: ἄλφα, álpha, or Greek: άλφα, romanized: álfa) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals, it has a value of one. Alpha is derived from the Phoenician letter aleph , which is the West Semitic word for "ox". Letters that arose from alpha include the Latin letter A and the Cyrillic letter А.

ChatGPT

  1. alpha

    Alpha is a term with several different meanings depending on its context. However, in general, it is often used to refer to the first or primary one in a set, the starting point, or something that is dominant. It is the first letter in the Greek alphabet. In finance, it refers to the excess return of an investment relative to the return of a benchmark index. In biology, it denotes the dominant individual in a community, such as the alpha male or female. In physics, it might represent a specific type of decay or a specific constant or coefficient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alphanoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ALPHA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Alpha is ranked #48347 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Alpha surname appeared 437 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Alpha.

    75.2% or 329 total occurrences were White.
    20.8% or 91 total occurrences were Black.
    1.6% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.1% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
    1.1% or 5 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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. Chief Executive Eric Trappier:

    After the Mirage 5, the Alpha Jet and the Mirage 2000, the Rafale is the fourth Dassault aircraft to fly in Egyptian colours, and Egypt is the first export customer for the Rafale, as it was for the Mirage 2000.

  2. Antonio Guterres:

    I am personally following the situation in Guinea very closely. I strongly condemn any takeover of the government by force of the gun and call for the immediate release of President Alpha Conde.

  3. Zach Gilford:

    People always think of me as the nice guy, the guy you ’d want to bring home to mom, look, I hate using the term ‘ action hero, ’ but I ’m definitely a bit more of an alpha male [ in this ]. You know, I used to lead backpacking trips in Alaska. I’ve been charged by bears. So I definitely have a little more grit to me than what most people realize.

  4. Dan Ivascyn:

    Our investment process is driven by a longer-term orientation where we draw on diversified sources of alpha, with an intense focus on down side protection and capital preservation.

  5. Amanda Rizza:

    Career counselors compare the dynamic to the 2008 recession but say there is hope for today's graduates to succeed in the job market, even if it takes time for the economy to rebound. ( Elina Shirazi) While Kmitt also shares concerns entering the workforce, she says one of the worst feelings are of being robbed of her senior experience. CHARLIE KIRK : CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS DO THESE 3 THINGS TO HELP THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES NOW Penny Kmitt poses alongside Penny Kmitt Alpha Chi Omega sorority sisters during a soccer kickoff charity event at American University. ( Elina Shirazi) Coronavirus disrupted my year both socially, academically and emotionally. Elina Shirazi -RRB- Coronavirus really hit me as a student on so many different fronts. I feel like I did not get to say goodbye to people, to my college experience, to kind of still being a kid in a way. Now, Im just applying everywhere and I am just going to take the time to think about it and figure my life out. Amanda Rizza, a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences, says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. Amanda Rizza is a senior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychological Sciences. Amanda Rizza says Amanda Rizza is also feeling the anxiety of finding a job, but is trying to focus on the big picture. It is one thing to be a senior stressed about finding a job, but it is a whole other situation trying to begin a post-graduate career during a pandemic to this magnitude, dealing with this while also balancing online academics and a part-time student job that I was able to continue remotely, is a daily challenge. I am grateful to be able to continue my academics and current job through the University of Connecticut, but the future is quite unknown for students who are in the same boat as me. It is stressful and anxiety-provoking, but all we can do is take one day at a time.

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