Meaning of GAMMA in English

[ 'gamə ]

■ noun

1》 the third letter of the Greek alphabet ( Γ , γ ), transliterated as ‘g’.

↘[as modifier ] denoting the third in a series of items or categories.

↘ Brit. a third-class mark given for a piece of work.

2》 [as modifier ] relating to ~ rays.

3》 ( plural same) Physics a unit of magnetic field strength equal to 10 -5 oersted.


via L. from Gk.

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