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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The 1st Greek letter; The beginning of a series or sequence adj. - Early testing stage of a software or hardware product; First in order of importance.

Usage examples (41)
  • The alpha male in the group of chimpanzees
  • The alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end--Revelations
  • alpha version
  • If one of the four α loci is affected, alpha minor or alpha+ thalassemia trait or alpha thalassemia trait, type 2 results and there is minimal effect. for more
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