IN MATH: 1. n. first letter of the Greek alphabet [from alpha-beta, the first 2 letters of the Greek alphabet], often used as a variable or to name an angle.

Angle , alpha, is larger than angle , theta." 2. n. the shift key on a calculator used for writing letters which name variables or write messages.IN ENGLISH: as defined above.

APPLICATION: See list 400.

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