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gamma

Noun

1 the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
2 a unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted
3 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) [syn: da Gamma, Vasco da Gamma]

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Finnish

Noun

    1. gamma; the Greek letter [[Γ">#English
  1. gamma; the Greek letter [[Γ, γ

Swedish

Noun

gamma
  1. gamma; the Greek letter Γ, γ

Extensive Definition

Gamma (uppercase Γ, lowercase γ; ) is the third letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 3. It was derived from the Phoenician letter Gimel
gamma in Dutch: Gamma (letter)
gamma in Japanese: Γ
gamma in Norwegian: Gamma
gamma in Norwegian Nynorsk: Gamma
gamma in Low German: Gamma
gamma in Polish: Gamma
gamma in Portuguese: Γ
gamma in Russian: Гамма (буква)
gamma in Simple English: Gamma
gamma in Slovak: Gama (grécke písmeno)
gamma in Slovenian: Gama
gamma in Serbian: Гама
gamma in Serbo-Croatian: Gama
gamma in Finnish: Gamma
gamma in Swedish: Gamma
gamma in Thai: แกมมา
gamma in Turkish: Γ
gamma in Ukrainian: Гамма (літера)
gamma in Chinese: Γ
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