alpha alpha  /ˈæl fə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. (n) the beginning of a series or sequence
  3. (adj) first in order of importance
  4. (adj) early testing stage of a software or hardware product

Usage(s):

  1. Zandl invented the term alpha consumer, and she's the closest thing the trend business has to a founder.
  2. An alpha-2,3 binding specificity means the virus is well suited to the cells in an animal respiratory tract but probably not human cells.
  3. No one knows exactly what alpha-synuclein does, but its believed to play a role in the smooth transmission of nerve signals.

News

  1. Time to Plan for a Mission to Alpha Centauri

    The Alpha Centauri system is reachable in a human lifetime, why should we mount an interstellar mission? Continue reading ?
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Discovery News

  2. BAFB Alpha Race

    A big race is coming to Barksdale next month, Mike Green, one of the Alpha Race organizers, speaks NBC 6 Anchor Leslie Draffin about what it has taken to get the event on base.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KTAL Shreveport

  3. Alpha Pregnancy hosts Color Run

    Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center will hold Solano County's first ever 5k Color Run on Saturday, June 29, at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Vacaville Reporter

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