gamma gamma  /ˈɡæ mə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. (n) a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted
  3. (n) 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)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Peering to the edge of the universe, an adventurous probe seeks to discover the mysterious origin of gamma rays.
  2. Half the children received shots of gamma globulin, the small fraction of human blood which contains protective antibodies.
  3. Though astronomers have studied hundreds of gamma bursts, they have never determined what they are.

News

  1. Scholarships Awarded: Chelsea Ford earns Gamma Theta Memorial Scholarship

    The recipient of this year's Delta Kappa Gamma Society's Gamma Theta Memorial Scholarship is Chelsea Ford.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The News-Herald

  2. Gamma Delphinids meteor shower: Back tonight, after 83 years? (+video)

    Gamma Delphinids: A rare meteor shower not seen since 1930 is expected to burst onto our skies late Tuesday night. When and where to watch the gamma Delphinds
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  3. Gamma Delphinids meteor shower: Back tonight, after 83 years?

    Gamma Delphinids: A rare meteor shower not seen since 1930 is expected to burst onto our skies late Tuesday night. When and where to watch the gamma Delphinds
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Quotes

  1. "The scenario we propose implies that gamma-ray burst-like inner engine activity exists in all supernovae that form a black hole," adds co-author Stefano Valenti.
    on Jul 24, 2008 By: Stefano Source: EurekAlert (press release)

  2. "With Leksell Gamma Knife Perfexion, we are further realizing our ambition of offering effective treatments for a wide range of neurological challenges; and are achieving this with a greater degree of positive outcomes and shorter patient treatment...
    on Feb 25, 2009 By: Hideo Kojima Source: Earthtimes (press release)

  3. "Iron Man's different because the hero is pretty flawed," Favreau said before the screening. "He wasn't just bit by a spider or shot by a gamma ray. He decided to build a suit. He created the superhero. He didn't become the superhero."
    on Apr 28, 2008 By: Jon Favreau Source: USA Today

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