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Alpha

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English




alpha-numeric
ADJ

prueba alfa
NF
alpha test
N


alfabética
ADJ

alphabetic
ADJ

alfabético
ADJ
alphabetical
ADJ

alphabet
N

alfabeto
NM
alphabet
N

display alfanumérico


alfabetizar
V

alfabetizar
V
to put in alphabetical order
V

second letter of the greek alphabet
N

alfabetizar
to alphabetize

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English Definitions

alpha
N
the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
alpha
N
the beginning of a series or sequence
alpha
first in order of importance
alpha
early testing stage of a software or hardware product
alpha and omega
N
the first and last; signifies God's eternity
alpha and omega
N
the basic meaning of something; the crucial part
alpha blocker
N
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
alpha brass
N
an alloy of brass and zinc; used mainly for cold working
alpha bronze
N
an alloy of copper and tin that can be worked
N
brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun
Alpha Crucis
N
the brightest star in the Southern Cross
alpha decay
N
radioactive decay of an atomic nucleus that is accompanied by the emission of an alpha particle
N
an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
N
an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
Alpha Geminorum
N
a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
alpha globulin
N
a globulin in blood plasma or serum that is alkaline and has great electrophoretic mobility
alpha iron
N
a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade
alpha methyl dopa
N
antihypertensive drug (trade name Aldomet) used in the treatment of high blood pressure
Alpha Orionis
N
the second brightest star in Orion
alpha particle
N
a positively charged particle that is the nucleus of the helium atom; emitted from natural or radioactive isotopes
alpha privative
N
the negative prefix a- or un-
alpha radiation
N
the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
alpha ray
N
the radiation of alpha particles during radioactive decay
alpha receptor
N
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)
alpha rhythm
N
the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz
alpha software
N
a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
alpha test
N
(computer science) a first test of an experimental product (such as computer software) carried out by the developer
alpha wave
N
the normal brainwave in the electroencephalogram of a person who is awake but relaxed; occurs with a frequency of 8-12 hertz
alpha-adrenergic blocker
N
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
alpha-adrenergic blocking agent
N
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
alpha-adrenergic receptor
N
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)
N
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)
alpha-beta brass
N
a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products
alpha-blocker
N
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
N
a form of interferon that is produced endogenously and commercially for its pharmacological effects (including regulation of the immune system and antiviral and antineoplastic effects)
N
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
N
a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
alpha-naphthol
N
an isomer of naphthol used in dyes
alpha-naphthol test
N
biochemical indicator of the presence of carbohydrates in a solution; if carbohydrates are present a violet ring is formed by reaction with alpha-naphthol in the presence of sulfuric acid
N
a potent form of vitamin E obtained from germ oils or by synthesis
alphabet
N
a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
alphabet
N
the elementary stages of any subject (usually plural)
alphabet soup
N
a confusing assortment
alphabet soup
N
soup that contains small noodles in the shape of letters of the alphabet
alphabetic
relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
alphabetic
arranged in order according to the alphabet
alphabetic character
N
the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
alphabetic script
N
a writing system based on alphabetic characters
alphabetic writing
N
a writing system based on alphabetic characters
alphabetical
relating to or expressed by a writing system that uses an alphabet
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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