First in order of importance
Of or pertaining to software that is ready for initial testing.
1. Borough in New Jersey (USA); zip code 08865.
2. City in Minnesota (USA); zip code 56111.
3. Village in Illinois (USA); zip code 61413.
4. Village in Michigan (USA).
ETYM Latin alpha, Greek alpha, from Hebrew âleph, name of the first letter in the alphabet, also meaning ox.
1. The 1st letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. The beginning of a series or sequence.
First letter (A, a) of Greek alphabet. alpha and omega, first and last; entirely; quintessence. alpha particle, positively charged particle, the nucleus of a helium atom. alpha ray, a ray or beam of alpha. particles. alpha wave, variation in frequency of brain waves associated with drowsiness.
In computing, a 64-bit RISC chip launched 1993 by Digital Equipment (DEC). It was seen as a rival to Intel's Pentium chip.
1. Digital Equipment Corporation’s (DEC) line of computers built on its 64-bit RISC-based microprocessor (Alphachip). 2. DEC’s internal name for a microprocessor product introduced in February 1992 as the DECchip 21064, which evolved into DEC’s current Alphachips. See also Alphachip, DECchip 21064.
1. The 1st letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table
2. Something that is first; beginning
3. Alpha wave
4. Alpha particle