Definitions of alpha:
  • noun:   the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  • noun:   the beginning of a series or sequence
    Example: "The Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end--Revelations"
  • adjective:   first in order of importance
    Example: "The alpha male in the group of chimpanzees"
  • adjective:   early testing stage of a software or hardware product
    Example: "Alpha version"
  • name:  A female given name (rare: 1 in 20000 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1317)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #66080)

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