HyperDic: alpha

English > 4 senses of the word alpha:
NOUNcommunicationalphathe 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
eventalphathe beginning of a series or sequence
ADJECTIVEallalphafirst in order of importance
allalphaearly testing stage / stage of a software or hardware product
alpha > pronunciation
Soundsae'lfah
Rhymesalfalfa ... tufa: 9 rhymes with fah...
English > alpha: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningFirst in order of importance.
Examples
  • "the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees"
  • "the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star"
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishalfa
Nounsalphathe beginning of a series or sequence
English > alpha: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningEarly testing stage / stage of a software or hardware product.
Example"alpha version"
Broaderexploratory, explorativeServing in or intended for exploration or discovery
English > alpha: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningThe 1st letter of the Greek alphabet.
Member ofGreek alphabetThe alphabet used by ancient Greeks
Broaderletter, letter of the alphabet, alphabetic characterThe conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
Spanishalfa
Catalanalfa
English > alpha: 4 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe beginning of a series or sequence.
Example"the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"--Revelations
BroaderstartThe beginning of anything
Spanishalfa
Catalanalfa
Adjectivesalphafirst in order of importance

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