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Definition 1: the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet - [noun denoting communication]

(alpha is a kind of ...) the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech

"his grandmother taught him his letters"

(... is a member of alpha) the alphabet used by ancient Greeks

Definition 2: the beginning of a series or sequence - [noun denoting event]

Samples where alpha or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end

(alpha is a kind of ...) the beginning of anything

"it was off to a good start"

Definition 3: early testing stage of a software or hardware product - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where alpha or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • alpha version

(alpha is similar to ...) serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

"an exploratory operation" "exploratory reconnaissance" "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico" "exploratory talks between diplomats"

Definition 4: first in order of importance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where alpha or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees
  • the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star

(alpha is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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