Alfa

communications code word
Al·​fa | \ ˈal-fə How to pronounce Alfa (audio) \

Definition of Alfa

used as a code word for the letter a

First Known Use of Alfa

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Alfa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alfa. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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alfa

Medical Definition of alfa

— see interferon alfa

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