from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The third letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
- n. The third item in a series or system of classification.
- n. A unit of magnetic intensity equal to one hundred thousandth (10-5) of an oersted.
- n. A unit of mass equal to one millionth (10-6) of a gram.
- n. Chemistry The third position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a radical may be substituted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The name of the third letter of the Greek alphabet (Γ, γ), preceded by beta (Β, β) and followed by delta, (Δ, δ).
- n. The Gamma function, symbolized by Γ.
- n. A constant approximately equal to 0.55721566, symbolized by γ.
- n. A unit of magnetic field equal to 1 nT.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The third letter (Γ, γ = Eng. G) of the Greek alphabet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The third letter of the Greek alphabet,
Γ, γ, represented historically by c, phonetically by g, in the Roman and English alphabet.
- n. In entomology, a common European noctuid moth of the family Plusiidæ, Plusia gamma. Also called silver-Y and gamma-moth, from the shape of a silvery spot on the wing, like that of Greek gamma,
γ, or English Y. The larva feeds on various low plants.
- n. Same as gamut.
- n. A proposed unit of magnetic intensity, equal to one hundred thousandth of a gilbert per second.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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)
- n. the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
- n. a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted
Middle English, from Greek, of Phoenician origin; see gml2 in Semitic roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)