omega

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

ome·ga

noun \ō-ˈmā-gə, -ˈmē-, -ˈme-\

: the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet

Full Definition of OMEGA

1
:  the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
2
:  the extreme or final part :  end
3
a :  a negatively charged elementary particle that has a mass 3270 times the mass of an electron —called also omega minus
b :  a very short-lived unstable meson with mass 1532 times the mass of an electron —called also omega meson

Origin of OMEGA

Middle English, from Greek ō mega, literally, large o
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with OMEGA

ome·ga

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OMEGA

: of, relating to, or being a chemical group or position at the end of a molecular chain <omega oxidation of fatty acids>

Variants of OMEGA

ome·ga or ω- \ō-ˈmeg-ə, -ˈmā-gə, especially British ˈō-meg-ə\

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