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See also alfa

English[edit | edit source]

Etymology[edit | edit source]

From the Ancient Greek ἄλφα (alpha), the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.

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Noun[edit | edit source]

Singular
Alpha

Plural
s

Alpha (s)

  1. 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.
  2. Latin alpha
  3. (sciences) The name of the symbols Α and α used in science and mathematics, often interchangeable with the symbols when used as a prefix.
    I will attempt to make an alpha particle ("α-particle") with the large hadron collider.
  4. (finance) The return of a given asset or portfolio adjusted for systematic risk.

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Alpha (not comparable)

Positive
Alpha

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Designates the first in an order of precedence.
    I am the alpha male.
  2. (astronomy) Designates the brightest star in a constellation.
    When space travel becomes feasible, I plan to visit Alpha Centauri.

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French[edit | edit source]

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Alpha m. inv.

  1. alpha (Greek letter)
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Interlingua[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Alpha

  1. alpha

Latin[edit | edit source]

Noun[edit | edit source]

Alpha

  1. alpha

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