gamma

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gamma the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
    • n Gamma 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)
    • n gamma a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n gamma găm"mȧ The third letter (Γ, γ = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gamma The third letter of the Greek alphabet, Γ, γ, represented historically by c, phonetically by g, in the Roman and English alphabet.
    • n gamma In entomology, a common European noctuid moth of the family Plusiidæ, Plusia gamma. Also called silver-Y and gamma-moth, from the shape of a silvery spot on the wing, like that of Greek gamma, γ, or English Y. The larva feeds on various low plants.
    • n gamma Same as gamut.
    • n gamma A proposed unit of magnetic intensity, equal to one hundred thousandth of a gilbert per second.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Gamma gam′a the third letter of the Greek alphabet
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Usage

In literature:

In 1910 the Gamma was also completed.
"British Airships, Past, Present, and Future" by George Whale
Have you been elected to the Pi Beta Gamma, or did you get an unusually large check from home?
"Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College" by Jessie Graham Flower
The gamma mirrors were quivering!
"Brigands of the Moon" by Ray Cummings
Austenite has been defined as a solid solution of cementite (Fe3C) in gamma iron.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Procyon Alpha, Beta and Gamma hung at full, rings gently tilted.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
It certainly can't be anything less than gamma rays and probably even of greater frequency.
"Islands of Space" by John W Campbell
We used a pound of this 25% gamma lindane and that apparently was the most successful.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Shift beta to forty-four and gamma to two sixty-five.
"Subspace Survivors" by E. E. Smith
The men will be protected against the gamma rays.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
The other invitation is to the annual autumn picnic of the Alpha Gammas.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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In news:

Kappa Gamma Click to enlarge.
She was a member of Alpha Gamma Sorority.
The modular, rack-mounted solution provides warping for nearly all surface geometries plus blend capabilities that include gamma fine-tuning and black-level offset in nonblend areas.
A new analysis suggests that the remnant from a long-duration gamma-ray burst is most likely a black hole, not a neutron star.
Aaronda Murphey-Neuwirth, the READ 180 teacher at White Oak Elementary School in Morris, received 143 books from the Omicron Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International for her reading lab.
System would automatically identify radioactive materials within cargo and vehicles utilizing gamma-ray spectroscopic analysis.
National leaders of the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority have suspended its Rutgers University chapter amid a probe of hazing allegations in which six members have been criminally charged.
Play's the thing: Parties for 'White Noise,' lawyers, Sigma Gamma Rho .
Girl Scouts, Sigma Gamma Rho and Smith College.
World's Finest 3, Image United 2, Fall of the Hulks Gamma.
The Gamma engine has a twin-scroll turbocharger that, when combined with the GDI system, results in instantaneous power delivery.
Eight members of Nu Beta, Bellefontaine's chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority, celebrated their 25th Anniversary at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling W VA.
Youth volunteer McKayla Beaulieu, right, interacts with a group of seventh-grade Gamma Pod students during a small group break-out session Friday morning at the 10th annual Courage Retreat with three.
Gamma Revelation is a new multi-core, multi-wrap string formulated for players who want to use a multifilament string and are looking for the greater control that comes from a stiffer string.
Lionel FLUSIN/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images.
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In science:

Unknown opening angles for gamma-ray emission introduce a factor of uncertainty when inferring the gamma-ray luminosities.
Neutron Stars as Sources of High Energy Particles - the case of RPP
In fact, we can make rather precise the statement that around every random process on the real line there is a neighbourhood of processes governed by the gamma distribution, so gamma distributions can approximate any small enough departure from randomness.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
The tubular neighbourhood in Figure 2 intersects with the gamma manifold immersion to yield the required neighbourhood of gamma distributions, which completes our proof.
Information geometric neighbourhoods of randomness and geometry of the McKay bivariate gamma 3-manifold
At first one proves that starting from a given D spacetimedimensional representation of Clifford’s Gamma matrices, one can recursively construct D + 2 spacetime dimensional Clifford Gamma matrices with the help of two recursive algorithms.
Hermitian versus holomorphic complex and quaternionic generalized supersymmetries of the M-theory. A classification
In this case the space-like gamma matrices are symmetric, while the time-like gamma matrices are antisymmmetric, so that A can be identified with the charge conjugation matrix CA .
Hermitian versus holomorphic complex and quaternionic generalized supersymmetries of the M-theory. A classification
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