Definition of Theta

1. Noun. The 8th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Group relationships: Greek Alphabet
Generic synonyms: Alphabetic Character, Letter, Letter Of The Alphabet



Definition of Theta

1. n. A letter of the Greek alphabet corresponding to th in English; -- sometimes called the unlucky letter, from being used by the judges on their ballots in passing condemnation on a prisoner, it being the first letter of the Greek qa`natos, death.

Definition of Theta

1. Noun. the name for the eighth letter ?f the Modern Greek alphabet, ninth in Old Greek. ¹

2. Noun. (mathematics) The measure of an angle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Theta

1. a Greek letter [n -S]

Medical Definition of Theta

1. A letter of the Greek alphabet corresponding to th in English; sometimes called the unlucky letter, from being used by the judges on their ballots in passing condemnation on a prisoner, it being the first letter of the Greek qanatos, death. Theta function, one of a group of functions used in developing the properties of elliptic functions. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Qh^ta, the Greek letter

Theta Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Theta

thesauruses
thesaurusi
these
these days
these ones
theses
thesicle
thesicles
thesis
thesmothete
thesmothetes
thesp
thespian
thespians
thesps
theta (current term)
theta antigen
theta pinch
theta rhythm
theta wave
thetan
thetans
thetas
thetch
thetched
thetches
thetching
thete
thetes
thether

Literary usage of Theta

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1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1889)
"(4) On expressions for the theta Functions as Definite Integrals. ... I have recently worked out the expressions for the four theta functions by the third ..."

2. Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society by London Mathematical Society (1901)
"Thus every theta-Fuchsian function without poles, of index > 1, can be expressed as a theta-Fuchsian series. If a theta-Fuchsian function of index > 1 has ..."

3. A Treatise on the Theory of Functions by James Harkness, Frank Morley (1893)
"The following books deal with the theory of theta-functions from the algebraic standpoint: Krause, Die Transformation der ..."

4. A Treatise on the Theory of Functions by James Harkness, Frank Morley (1893)
"The following books deal with the theory of theta-functions from the algebraic standpoint: Krause, Die Transformation der ..."

5. The Madison Colloquium 1913: I. On Invariants and the Theory of Numbers by Leonard Eugene Dickson, William Fogg Osgood (1914)
"For p — 2 and p = 3 this number is the same as the number of complex constants in the theta function, namely %p(p + 1). But for p > 3 the latter number is ..."

6. The Likelihood Principle by James O. Berger, Robert L. Wolpert (1988)
"So first of all they must somehow or other pick a theta, and then pick an x ... Thus suppose that theta is picked from amongst the positive integers by the ..."

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