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1. alpha

noun. ['ˈælfə'] the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet.

Synonyms

  • Greek alphabet
  • alphabetic character
  • letter of the alphabet

Antonyms

  • meaningless
  • noncritical
  • indecisive
  • noncrucial

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Rhymes with Alpha

  • alfalfa
  • alfa

How do you pronounce alpha?

Pronounce alpha as ˈælfə.

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Sentences with alpha


1. Noun, plural
Many alpha data entry operators change jobs after gaining the initial experience, so turnover is high.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The 17 alpha alkyl derivatives like oxandrolone make up one group.

3. Adjective
You can readily show you can block alpha radiation with thin cardboard or plastic.

Quotes about alpha


1. Age has no reality except in the physical world. The essence of a human being is resistant to the passage of time. Our inner lives are eternal, which is to say that our spirits remain as youthful and vigorous as when we were in full bloom. Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.
- Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

2. One glance and I knew exactly who and what he was. The classic alpha male, the kind who had spurred evolution forward about five million years ago by nailing every female in sight. They charmed, seduced, and behaved like bastards, and yet women were biologically incapable of resisting their magic DNA.
- Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

3. I studied every page of this book, and I didn't find enough love to fill a salt shaker. God is not love in the Bible; God is vengeance, from Alpha to Omega.
- Ruth Hurmence Green

2. alpha-adrenergic_receptor

noun. receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles).

Synonyms

  • sympathetic nervous system
  • receptor
  • alpha-adrenoceptor

3. alpha-adrenergic_blocker

noun. any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder.

Synonyms

  • blocker
  • alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
  • Minipress
  • terazosin
  • alpha blocker
  • alpha-blocker
  • prazosin
  • blocking agent

4. alpha-linolenic_acid

noun. a polyunsaturated fatty acid with 18 carbon atoms; the only omega-3 fatty acid found in vegetable products; it is most abundant in canola oil; a fatty acid essential for nutrition.

Synonyms

  • omega-3 fatty acid

5. alpha-adrenoceptor

noun. receptors postulated to exist on nerve cell membranes of the sympathetic nervous system in order to explain the specificity of certain agents that affect only some sympathetic activities (such as vasoconstriction and relaxation of intestinal muscles and contraction of smooth muscles).

Synonyms

  • alpha-adrenergic receptor
  • sympathetic nervous system
  • receptor

6. alpha-blocker

noun. any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder.

Synonyms

  • blocker
  • alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
  • Minipress
  • terazosin
  • alpha blocker
  • alpha-adrenergic blocker
  • prazosin
  • blocking agent

7. alpha-adrenergic_blocking_agent

noun. any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder.

Synonyms

  • blocker
  • Minipress
  • terazosin
  • alpha blocker
  • alpha-blocker
  • alpha-adrenergic blocker
  • prazosin
  • blocking agent

8. alpha

adjective. ['ˈælfə'] early testing stage of a software or hardware product.

Synonyms

  • exploratory

Antonyms

  • worthless
  • inessential

9. alpha

adjective. ['ˈælfə'] first in order of importance.

Synonyms

  • important

Antonyms

  • unimportance
  • insignificant

10. alpha

noun. ['ˈælfə'] the beginning of a series or sequence.

Antonyms

  • modest
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