ETYM New Lat., from Greek omega, i.e., the great or long o. Related to Mickle.
1. The ending of a series or sequence; SYN. z.
2. The last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet.
Last (twenty-fourth) letter (w, w) of Greek alphabet; ending.
W last letter of the Greek alphabet used as a symbol for the mass density of the universe. If w is less than 1.0 the universe will expand forever; if it is more than 1.0 the gravitational pull of its mass will be strong enough to reverse its expansion and cause its eventual collapse. The value of w is estimated as probably being between 0.1 and 1.0.
ETYM Latin alpha, Greek alpha, from Hebrew âleph, name of the first letter in the alphabet, also meaning ox.
1. The 1st letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. The beginning of a series or sequence.
First letter (A, a) of Greek alphabet. alpha and omega, first and last; entirely; quintessence. alpha particle, positively charged particle, the nucleus of a helium atom. alpha ray, a ray or beam of alpha. particles. alpha wave, variation in frequency of brain waves associated with drowsiness.
In computing, a 64-bit RISC chip launched 1993 by Digital Equipment (DEC). It was seen as a rival to Intel's Pentium chip.
ETYM Greek delta, the name of the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (the capital form of which is andDELTA;, Eng. D), from the Phoenician name of the corresponding letter.
The 4th letter of the Greek alphabet.
Fourth letter of Greek alphabet (D,d).