Definition of Gamma

1. Noun. The 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet.

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



2. Noun. A unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted.
Generic synonyms: Field Strength Unit
Group relationships: Oersted

3. 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).
Exact synonyms: Da Gamma, Vasco Da Gamma
Generic synonyms: Navigator

Definition of Gamma

1. n. The third letter (Γ, γ = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.

Definition of Gamma

1. Noun. The name of the third letter of the Greek alphabet ('''?''', '''?'''), preceded by beta ('''?''', '''?''') and followed by delta, ('''?''', '''?'''). ¹

2. Noun. (context: mathematics) The Gamma function, symbolized by ?. ¹

3. Noun. (context: mathematics) A constant approximately equal to 0.55721566, symbolized by ?. ¹

4. Noun. (context: physics) A unit of magnetic field equal to 1 nT. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gamma

1. a Greek letter [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gamma

1. Third letter in the Greek alphabet, variable used for a number of things in physics, in plasma physics gamma is often used as the variable for growth rates of instabilities. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gamma

gaminerie
gamines
gaminesque
gaminess
gaminesses
gaming
gaming board
gaming boards
gaming card
gaming house
gaming machine
gaming table
gaming the system
gamings
gamins
gamma (current term)
gamma-Abu
gamma-aminobutyric acid
gamma-amylase
gamma-anticollagenase
gamma-butyrobetaine
gamma-butyrolactone
gamma-cyanoaminobutyrate synthase
gamma-cystathionase
gamma-endorphin
gamma-globulins
gamma-glutamate (glutamate gamma-) carboxypeptidase
gamma-glutamyl carboxylase
gamma-glutamyl cycle
gamma-glutamyl dipeptidase

Literary usage of Gamma

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A simple, up-down elevator is at the heart of our gamma systems. ... Solved in our gamma systems with more of the right shielding (4 inches of graded ..."

2. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Nea (2000)
"gamma imaging activities represent a global annual turnover greater than 1 ... The main applications of nuclear diagnostic imaging using gamma cameras are ..."

3. Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: With Special by Joseph William Mellor (1902)
"The gamma Function. It is sometimes found convenient to express the solution of a physical problem in terms of a definite integral whose numerical value is ..."

4. Ortotteri agrari cioè dei diversi insetti dell'ordine degli ortotteri nocivi by Eleanor Anne Ormerod, Adolfo Targioni-Tozzetti (1878)
"PLUSIA gamma. 1. Plusia gamma. Silver Y Moth. The unusual amount of appearance of this moth has been as remarkable as that of the Colias ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"We should therefore expect fine-grained gamma iron to transform into more grains of non-gamma iron at Ar3 than would coarse-grained gamma iron, ..."

6. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"Ill to VI, there is a fourth allotropic form, gamma Beta I Beta II -Alpha ... 31, III to VI represents beta I mixed with gamma, and that of quenched carbon ..."

7. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"Irion Professional Library THE following resolutions were adopted " by gamma Chapter on July 18, 1932, and the chapter has since been informed of the ..."

8. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A simple, up-down elevator is at the heart of our gamma systems. ... Solved in our gamma systems with more of the right shielding (4 inches of graded ..."

9. Beneficial Uses and Production of Isotopes: 2000 Update by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, Nea (2000)
"gamma imaging activities represent a global annual turnover greater than 1 ... The main applications of nuclear diagnostic imaging using gamma cameras are ..."

10. Higher Mathematics for Students of Chemistry and Physics: With Special by Joseph William Mellor (1902)
"The gamma Function. It is sometimes found convenient to express the solution of a physical problem in terms of a definite integral whose numerical value is ..."

11. Ortotteri agrari cioè dei diversi insetti dell'ordine degli ortotteri nocivi by Eleanor Anne Ormerod, Adolfo Targioni-Tozzetti (1878)
"PLUSIA gamma. 1. Plusia gamma. Silver Y Moth. The unusual amount of appearance of this moth has been as remarkable as that of the Colias ..."

12. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1918)
"We should therefore expect fine-grained gamma iron to transform into more grains of non-gamma iron at Ar3 than would coarse-grained gamma iron, ..."

13. The Metallography of Steel and Cast Iron by Henry Marion Howe (1916)
"Ill to VI, there is a fourth allotropic form, gamma Beta I Beta II -Alpha ... 31, III to VI represents beta I mixed with gamma, and that of quenched carbon ..."

14. Phi Delta Kappan by Phi Delta Kappa (1912)
"Irion Professional Library THE following resolutions were adopted " by gamma Chapter on July 18, 1932, and the chapter has since been informed of the ..."

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