Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Greek letter ρ, corresponding to the English r.
  • noun The Greek letter ρ, corresponding to the English r.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The name for the seventeenth letter of the Modern Greek and Classical alphabets and the eighteenth letter of Old and Ancient.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek rhō, of Phoenician origin; see rℵš in Semitic roots.]

Examples

  • Kleinman had apparently discovered that focusing a beam of radiation on uranium atoms could generate intense showers of particles called rho mesons.

    Final Theory

  • Kleinman had apparently discovered that focusing a beam of radiation on uranium atoms could generate intense showers of particles called rho mesons.

    Final Theory

  • Kleinman had apparently discovered that focusing a beam of radiation on uranium atoms could generate intense showers of particles called rho mesons.

    Final Theory

  • To estimate the divergence time within haplogroup P, we first counted the number of substitutions [the parameter 'rho' (ρ)] between each of the CPC98 and DQ124389 samples and an inferred mutationally-equidistant ancestral sequence and multiplied by the previously used rate estimate of ~3,172 years per substitution in the coding region of the mtDNA genome

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  • This system can be used to precisely and reversibly translocate target proteins such as rho-family GTPases to the membrane with micrometer spatial resolution and second time resolution.

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  • [4] Calculated by multiplying their figure of 4325 years (pg. 1507, col. 1, line 4) first by 100 (pg. 1507, col. 1, line 14) and then by rho, which is calculated to be about 900 according to their formula (pg. 1507, col.

    Evolution News & Views

  • [4] Calculated by multiplying their figure of 4325 years (pg. 1507, col. 1, line 4) first by 100 (pg. 1507, col. 1, line 14) and then by rho, which is calculated to be about 900 according to their formula (pg. 1507, col.

    Evolution News & Views

  • "rho" is so small, but also an explanation why "p" is equal to "- rho" and is therefore equally tiny.

    The Reference Frame

  • At the bottom of the monument, below the Ten Commandments, there are two small Stars of David and also two Greek letters, chi and rho, superimposed over each other to represent the name Christ.

    The Conservative Assault on the Constitution

  • After the battle, Constantine adopted the labarum — ☧, a juxtaposition of the Greek letters chi (X) and rho (P) as a symbol for Christ — as his monogram.

    Putting the X back in Christmas « Motivated Grammar

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