Associations to the word «Gamma»


GAMMA, noun. The name of the third letter of the Greek alphabet (Γ, γ), preceded by beta (Β, β) and followed by delta, (Δ, δ).
GAMMA, noun. (mathematics) The Gamma function, symbolized by Γ.
GAMMA, noun. (mathematics) A constant approximately equal to 0.55721566, symbolized by γ.
GAMMA, noun. (physics) A unit of magnetic field equal to 1 nT.
GAMMA, noun. (industries) slope of log-log plot of video input and luminance output.
GAMMA BOMB, noun. A bomb designed to spread radioactive material for harmful purposes.
GAMMA BOMBS, noun. Plural of gamma bomb
GAMMA CAMERA, noun. A device used to image gamma-radiation-emitting radioisotopes, a technique known as scintigraphy.
GAMMA DECAY, noun. (physics) A nuclear reaction with the emission of a gamma ray.
GAMMA DECAYS, noun. Plural of gamma decay
GAMMA FUNCTION, noun. (analysis) A mathematical function which generalizes the notion of a factorial, taking any real value as input.
GAMMA GLOBULIN, noun. A fraction of blood serum containing the most antibodies.
GAMMA GLOBULIN, noun. A class of proteins in the blood, identified by their position after serum protein electrophoresis. The most significant gamma globulins are antibodies.
GAMMA GLOBULINS, noun. Plural of gamma globulin
GAMMA IRON, noun. (metallurgy) An allotropic form of iron which is stable at high temperatures. It is used in the manufacture of Austenite.
GAMMA KNIFE, noun. (medicine) a machine that produces and focuses beams of gamma-rays at a specific location in the body, used to burn-up diseased tissues
GAMMA KNIVES, noun. Plural of gamma knife
GAMMA PARTICLE, noun. A photon with a wavelength short enough to be considered gamma rays. Usually emitted as a consequence of radioactivity.
GAMMA PROTEOBACTERIA, proper noun. A taxonomic class within the phylum Proteobacteria   — the enterobacteria and related organisms.
GAMMA RADIATION, noun. (physics) electromagnetic radiation consisting of gamma rays
GAMMA RAY, noun. Very high frequency (and therefore very high energy) electromagnetic radiation emitted as a consequence of radioactivity.
GAMMA RAYS, noun. Plural of gamma ray

Dictionary definition

GAMMA, noun. The 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet.
GAMMA, noun. A unit of magnetic field strength equal to one-hundred-thousandth of an oersted.
GAMMA, noun. 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).

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