AskDefine | Define alpha

Dictionary Definition

alpha adj
1 first in order of importance; "the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees"; "the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star"
2 early testing stage of a software or hardware product; "alpha version"

Noun

1 the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
2 the beginning of a series or sequence; "the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations

User Contributed Dictionary

see alfa

Extensive Definition

Alpha may refer to:

The Greek letter alpha

Alpha (letter), a letter in the Greek alphabet. α may be used as the symbol for:

Media, literature and fiction

Science and mathematics

Computing

Other

See also

alpha in Arabic: ألفا
alpha in Bulgarian: Алфа
alpha in German: Alpha (Begriffsklärung)
alpha in Modern Greek (1453-): Άλφα (αποσαφήνιση)
alpha in Spanish: Alpha
alpha in Persian: آلفا
alpha in French: Alpha (homonymie)
alpha in Korean: 알파
alpha in Dutch: Alpha
alpha in Japanese: アルファ
alpha in Polish: Alpha
alpha in Portuguese: Alpha
alpha in Russian: Альфа (значения)
alpha in Simple English: Alpha
alpha in Slovak: Alpha
alpha in Swedish: Alfa (olika betydelser)
alpha in Thai: แอลฟา (แก้ความกำกวม)
alpha in Volapük: Alpha
alpha in Chinese: Alpha

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

A, beginning, blast-off, breaking-in, commencement, creation, cutting edge, dawn, dawning, edge, establishment, first, first blush, first glance, first impression, first inning, first lap, first move, first round, first sight, first stage, first step, flying start, foundation, fresh start, gambit, genesis, initial, initiative, institution, jump-off, kick-off, le premier pas, leading edge, new departure, oncoming, onset, opening, opening move, origin, origination, outbreak, outset, outstart, prime, primitiveness, primitivity, running start, send-off, setout, setting in motion, setting-up, square one, start, start-off, starting point, take-off, warming-up
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