Origin of omega
Examples from the Web for omega
For some, the two-state solution is the Alpha and the Omega.What Peace Process Polling Doesn't Tell You
December 31, 2012
William sports a replica of the Omega Seamaster watch he wore on his engagement day.William and Kate Immortalised in Wax by Madame Tussauds
April 4, 2012
The culprit is the Omega Chemical Corporation, a refrigerator recycling company that didn't do its job up to snuff.Our Most Polluted States
The Daily Beast
May 19, 2010
Omega is intended for a Christmas present to your great-grandchildren.
The beginning is alpha and omega: the beginning and the end.Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens
G. K. Chesterton
From that, we'll proceed to a basic understanding of what everybody else on Omega is.
They were applauding the prisoner's traitorous actions, and welcoming him to Omega.
She appeared to be dissatisfied with her husband; and divorce was forbidden on Omega.
- the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω), a long vowel, transliterated as o or ō
- the ending or last of a series
Word Origin and History for omega
c.1400, from Medieval Greek omega, from classical Greek o mega "big 'o' " (in contrast to o micron "little 'o' "); so called because the vowel was long in ancient Greek. From mega (see mega-). The final letter of the Greek alphabet, hence used figuratively for "the last, final" of anything (cf. Rev. i:8),
omega(ō-mĕg′ə, ō-mē′gə, ō-mā′-)
- The 24th letter of the Greek alphabet.
- Of or characterizing a chemical group or position at the end of a molecular chain, such as omega-oxidation.
- An omega baryon.
- An omega meson.
Idioms and Phrases with omega
see alpha and omega.