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Alpha - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Alpha' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Alpha [ n.]
- The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.

Meaning of 'Alpha' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . alpha [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the beginning of a series or sequence
Example in sentence:
  • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end
2 . alpha [ s]
Meaning (2):
- early testing stage of a software or hardware product
Example in sentence:
  • alpha version
Meaning (3):
- first in order of importance
Example in sentence:
  • the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees;
  • the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star