She is the winner of six Front Page awards for her journalism and the Frank Luther Mott Kappa Tau alpha Award for research.
Recruiting agents from amidst our rivals is the “the alpha and Beta of espionage,” says Weiner.
“Then they started calling for the alpha team, which I guess means fire,” Lamm told The Daily Beast.
But their tests were for gamma, not alpha, radiation, so they naturally would have missed any polonium diagnosis.
Werner has also taken to living closely with his wolves, behaving as an alpha male to earn their acceptance and respect.
These have been named the alpha, beta, and gamma rays, respectively.
I am alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
The brightest star in the constellation is alpha, or Algenib, in the center of the row.
Took his finger off the button and there we were: alpha Centauri.
This is a star of the first magnitude, alpha in the constellation of the Centaur.
c.1300, from Latin alpha, from Greek alpha, from Hebrew or Phoenician aleph (see aleph). The Greeks added -a because Greek words cannot end in most consonants. Sense of "beginning of anything" is from late 14c., often paired with omega (last letter in the Greek alphabet) as "the end." Sense of "first in a sequence" is from 1620s. Alpha male was in use by c.1960 among scientists studying animals; applied to humans in society from c.1992.
alpha al·pha (āl'fə)
Symbol α The first letter of the Greek alphabet.
The first one in a series; the beginning.
The first position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or radical group may be substituted.
Characterizing the atom or radical group that is closest to the functional group of atoms in an organic molecule.
Relating to one of two or more closely related substances, as in stereoisomers.
Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.
(Or "Input") An extension of ALGOL 60 for the M-20 computer developed by A.P. Ershov at Novosibirsk in 1961. ALPHA includes matrix operations, slices, and complex arithmetic.
["The Alpha Automatic Programming System", A.P. Ershov ed., A-P 1971].
The documentation is in german.