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Noun: alpha  al-fu
  1. The 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
     
  2. The beginning of a series or sequence
    "the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end"
Adjective: alpha  al-fu
  1. First in order of importance
    "the alpha male in the group of chimpanzees"; "the alpha star in a constellation is the brightest or main star"
     
  2. Early testing stage of a software or hardware product
    "alpha version"

Derived forms: alphas

See also: explorative, exploratory, important, of import

Type of: alphabetic character, letter, letter of the alphabet, start

Part of: Greek alphabet

Encyclopedia: Alpha, Tennessee