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ˈgæm əGam·ma

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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.


  1. Gamma

    Gamma (uppercase Γ, lowercase γ; Greek: γάμμα gámma) is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 3. In Ancient Greek, the letter gamma represented a voiced velar stop /ɡ/. In Modern Greek, this letter represents either a voiced velar fricative or a voiced palatal fricative. In the International Phonetic Alphabet and other modern Latin-alphabet based phonetic notations, it represents the voiced velar fricative.

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gamma

    gam′a, n. the third letter of the Greek alphabet.—ns. Gammād′ion, Gammā′tion (see Fylfot).

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How to pronounce Gamma?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gamma in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gamma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Gamma in a Sentence

  1. Carl Lipo:

    The issue of water availability (or the lack of it) has often been mentioned by researchers who work on Rapa Nui/Easter Island, when we started to examine the details of the hydrology, we began to notice that freshwater access and statue location were tightly linked together. It wasnt obvious when walking around--with the water emerging at the coast during low tide, one doesnt necessarily see obvious indications of water. File photo - Statues at Anakena Beach, Easter Island, Chile. (Photo by Eric LAFFORGUE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images) Places without ahu/moai showed no freshwater, he added. The pattern was striking and surprising in how consistent it was. Researchers had already identified groundwater discharge in coastal areas as a key factor in the statues placement on Easter Islands coast. In the latest stage of the research, experts examined how the availability of freshwater in certain areas was linked to the methods and means of building the statues. EASTER ISLANDS ANCIENT CIVILIZATION WAS NOT DESTROYED BY WARFARE, EXPERTS SAY Around 900 statues, or moai, are dotted around Easter Island. Circa 1955: Two ancient statues of uncertain origin on Easter Island, in the South Pacific Ocean. (Photo by Richard Harrington/Three Lions/Getty Images).

  2. Imre Bartos:

    A nearby gamma-ray burst would result in a mass extinction.

Images & Illustrations of Gamma

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