Alfa

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Alfa A plant (Macrochloa tenacissima) of North Africa; also, its fiber, used in paper making.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n alfa A name in northern Africa for varieties of esparto-grass, Stipa tenacissima and S. arenaria, used in the manufacture of paper. Also written halfa.
    • n alfa A simplified spelling of alpha.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Alfa al′fa an African name for esparto grass—also spelt Halfa.
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Usage

In literature:

Everybody knew "Alfa Baba" Farmingham, as the Sunday Press was accustomed to translate his enigmatical initials.
"The Sleuth of St. James's Square" by Melville Davisson Post
ALFA, an esparto grass valuable for making paper.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
The islands of Alfas, Kamaran, and Tuiche.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VI" by Robert Kerr
Esparto grass, called "alfa" or "halfa" by the Arabs, is another unique product of the Sahara.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Still later it was called San Diego, or Santiago; and again Ave Maria Alfa y Omega.
"The History of Cuba, vol. 1" by Willis Fletcher Johnson
As he dashed into the honking traffic, headlights half blinding him, he surveyed the street opposite looking for the Alfa.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

At the same time, Alfa Laval will be generating activities for Insta-Pro's oilseed crushing systems.
Alfa Romeo and Maserati's Future Plans, According to Sergio.
Fiat-owned car marque Alfa Romeo has placed a poster ad 11,000 metres below sea level to promote a discount offer for its 147 model.
Alfa Romeo places poster at 'lowest point on Earth'.
Telenor to Merge Russian Assets With Alfa , Ending Battle.
2010 Alfa Romeo 8C Spider.
Which makes floor-cleaning equipment, said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Sociedade Alfa Ltda.
Which makes Alfa brand commercial cleaning machines.
Tennant Acquires Sociedade Alfa .
Alfa Laval to Acquire Helpman BV Mar 23, 2007 Printable format Email this Article Search.
Alfa Romeo, Shockwave, Neville Crichton, Michael Coxon.
1 conclude that the most effective initial treatment for suitable patients with chronic hepatitis C is the combination of 1.5 ?g/kg per week of peginterferon alfa -2b and ribavirin.
Sales Halt By Alfa Romeo.
The Italian car maker Fiat S.p.A. Said today that it would stop making its Alfa Romeo cars for the North American market after this year because of heavy losses.
The Alfa Romeo 2uettotanta may have prompted Fiat to find a Partner for a 21st-century Duetto Spider.
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In science:

This algorithm assumes that the tracks are perpendicular to the ALFA layers and the z coordinate information therefore becomes irrelevant.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
In this way the ALFA resolution can be studied without an external tracking detector, however, with limited possibilities to estimate the efficiency.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
For this study, events were only used if their x − y position was within a 2 mm radius from the centre of ALFA which ensured that the selected particles traversed a region of ALFA where all 20 layers physically overlap.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
Before taking data dedicated for resolution studies, an angular scan was made in order to align ALFA with respect to the beam axis.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
Runs were taken with ALFA rotated around both the x and y axis and during these runs the MAPMTs were operated at 900 V.
Hadron beam test of a scintillating fibre tracker system for elastic scattering and luminosity measurement in ATLAS
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