beta

[ bey-tuh or, esp. British, bee- ]SEE DEFINITION OF beta
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BETA

It was impossible to complete the Beta circuit, which short-circuited.

Beta Cephei is a variable star in the Constellation Cepheus.

Let's go up to see Florence King and her bunch at the Beta house.

Oh, a few traces might remain—his Beta curve, for instance, whatever that was.

"Beta Centauri Five," Garlock reported, after a few minutes.

The year he came here the Beta Phis tried to rush him, didn't they?

But he was leaning on a broken reed, for Beta was himself a backslider.

(begins) Alpha, beta,—now if I say them right you are to give me a kiss for reward!

Beta had three, two of which were always in the sky, but Kardon was moonless.

It would be an easier hurdle if he had been born anywhere except on Beta.

WORD ORIGIN

second letter of the Greek alphabet, c.1300, from Greek, from Hebrew/Phoenician beth (see alphabet); used to designate the second of many things. Beta radiation is from 1899 (Rutherford). Beta particle is attested from 1904.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BETA

beet

nounvegetable
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