Definition of Beta

1. Noun. The 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet.

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

2. Adjective. Second in order of importance. "The candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory"
Similar to: Important, Of Import

3. Noun. Beets.

4. Adjective. Preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product. "Beta software"

Definition of Beta

1. n. The second letter of the Greek alphabet, B, β. See B, and cf. etymology of Alphabet.

Definition of Beta

1. Proper noun. Betamax. ¹

2. Proper noun. A scientific caste of people in the novel ''Brave New World'' by Aldous Huxley. ¹

3. Adjective. Identifying a molecular position in an organic chemical compound. ¹

4. Adjective. Designates the second in an order of precedence. ¹

5. Adjective. (computing) Preliminary; prerelease. Refers to an incomplete version of a product released for initial testing. ¹

6. Noun. The name of the second letter of the Greek alphabet ('''?''',  '''?'''), preceded by alpha ('''?''',  '''?''') and followed by gamma, ('''?''',  '''?'''). In modern Greek it represents the voiced labiodental fricative sound of '''v''' found in the English words ''have'' and ''vase''. ¹

7. Noun. Used in marking scheme: ?, ?, ? or ?+, ?, ?-, ? etc. ¹

8. Noun. (finance) Average sensitivity of a security's price to overall securities market prices. ¹

9. Noun. (computing) The phase of development after alpha testing and before launch, in which software, while not complete, has been released to potential users for testing. ¹

10. Noun. (computing) A computer program in such phase; a preliminary version. ¹

11. Noun. (climbing) Information about a route which may aid someone in climbing it. ¹

12. Noun. (physics) A beta particle or beta ray. ¹

13. Noun. A beta fish, of the genus Betta. ¹

14. Noun. A beta male. ¹

15. Verb. (computing) To preliminarily release computer software for initial testing prior to final release. ¹

16. Verb. (chiefly Internet) To proofread a text, especially fan fiction. ¹

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Definition of Beta

1. a Greek letter [n -S]

Medical Definition of Beta

1. Entry pre fix is generally ignored for alphabetical reference, look for main portion of word. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beta

bet dollars to donuts
bet exchange
bet exchanges
bet on
bet one's bottom dollar
bet the farm
bet up
beta (current term)
beta-(2-furyl)-acryloyl phosphate hydrolase
beta-D-galactoside alpha 2-6-sialyltransferase
beta-adrenergic blocker
beta-adrenergic blocking agent
beta-adrenergic receptor
beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agent
beta-adrenergic receptor kinase
beta-adrenergic receptors
beta-adrenoreceptor antagonist

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