Definition of "gamma" [gam•ma]

  • (noun) The third letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.
  • (noun) The third item in a series or system of classification.
  • (noun) A unit of magnetic intensity equal to one hundred thousandth (10-5) of an oersted.
  • (noun) A unit of mass equal to one millionth (10-6) of a gram.
  • (noun) Chemistry The third position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a radical may be substituted.

Use "gamma" in a sentence

  • "Litt et al and other proponents of neurocomputation should attempt to show how global brain gamma synchrony can be explained by classical (non-quantum) neural mechanisms."
  • "George Clark carried out one of the first surveys in gamma rays."
  • "They said the drug changes the way an enzyme called gamma secretase works, without completely blocking it, an approach that so far has failed in human trials."

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