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noun gam·ma \ˈga-mə\

: the third letter of the Greek alphabet

Full Definition of GAMMA

1
:  the 3d letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
2
:  the degree of contrast of a developed photographic image or of a video image
3
:  a unit of magnetic flux density equal to one nanotesla
4
:  gamma ray <gamma counter>
5
:  microgram

Origin of GAMMA

Middle English, from Late Latin, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew gīmel gimel
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with GAMMA

2gamma

adjective

Definition of GAMMA

1
:  of, relating to, or being one of three or more closely related chemical substances
2
:  third in position in the structure of an organic molecule from a particular group or atom —symbol γ

First Known Use of GAMMA

1896

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