Definitions
alpha Tweet Definition of alpha Like Definition of alpha on Facebook
noun 
  1. The name of the first letter of the Greek alphabet (Î,  Î±), followed by beta. In the Latin alphabet it is the predecessor to A.
  2. (context, science) The name of the symbol, symbols Πand α used in science and mathematics, often interchangeable with the symbols when used as a prefix.
: alpha particle ("α-particle")
  1. The highest scientific caste of people in the novel w:Brave New World, Brave New World by w:Aldous Huxley, Aldous Huxley.
  2. In finance, the amount by which a given asset or portfolio's return exceeds a "riskless" rate of return.
adjective 
  1. Designates the first in an order of precedence.
alpha male, male
  1. (star) Designates the brightest star in a constellation.
Alpha Centauri, Alpha Centauri
Translations: 
  • French: alpha(fr)m
  • Italian: alfa(it)m
    • Latin: alpha(la)
    Etymology: From Greek alpha (), the first letter of the Greek alphabet, from the Phoenician aleph.


    Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for alpha for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

         
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.