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Β β   –   Greek: βήτα
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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

beta (not comparable)

Positive
beta

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Identifying a molecular position in an organic chemical compound.
  2. Designates the second in an order of precedence.
  3. (computing) Preliminary, prerelease; refers to an incomplete version of a product released for initial testing.

Derived terms

Translations

  • Portuguese: beta m.
  • Russian: бета (bɛ́ta) f.
  • Swedish: beta
  • Vietnamese: bêta

Noun

Singular
beta

Plural
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beta ({{{1}}})
  1. The name of the second letter of the Greek alphabet (Β,  β), preceded by alpha (Α,  α) and followed by gamma, (Γ,  γ). In modern Greek it represents the voiced labiodental fricative sound of v found in the English words have and vase.
  2. A scientific caste of people in the novel Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
  3. Used in marking scheme: α, β, γ or α+, α, α-, β etc.
  4. (finance) Ratio of a stock's volatility to overall market volatility. So for instance a beta of 0.5 means the stock moves 4% when the market moves 8%. (Wikipedia beta coefficient.)
  5. (computing) A preliminary version of a computer program which, while not complete, has been released to potential users for testing.
  6. (climbing) Information about a route which may aid someone in climbing it.
  7. (physics) A beta particle or beta ray.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to beta

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to beta (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (computing) To preliminarily release computer software for initial testing prior to final release.
  2. (perhaps chiefly Internet) Proofread a text, especially fanfiction.

Quotations

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  • 1999, sqira a., in alt.tv.x-files.creative [1]
    My thanks to Heather; who read it and betaed it. Thank you.
  • 2002, Jane Davitt, in alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer.creative [2]
    The next part is written and beta'd (thanks, Jen!), ready to go but <shuffles feet> I haven't even started what should be the final part yet.
  • 2002, Karmen Ghia, in alt.startrek.creative.erotica.moderated [3]
    I had the honor of betaing this story and as I was doing the first read through I had the odd, but lovely, experience when a story suspends the reader in its own rhythm and flow, its own reality.

Anagrams


Latin

Noun

bēta (genitive bētae); f, first declension

  1. A beet

Noun

bēta (indeclinable); n.

  1. The Greek letter beta.

Spanish

Noun

beta f. (plural betas)

Singular
beta f.

Plural
betas f.

  1. beta; the Greek letter Β, β

Swedish

Etymology 1

Unknown

Noun

beta n.

Inflection for beta 1 Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative beta betat beta betan
Genitive betas betats betas betans
  1. beta; the Greek letter Β, β

Etymology 2

Unknown

Noun

Inflection for beta 1-3 Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative beta betan betor betorna
Genitive betas betans betors betornas

beta c.

  1. beetroot
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) a beta version of a program
  3. (slang) short for minnesbeta

Verb

Conjugations of beta
Infinitive beta
Present tense betar
Past tense betade
Supine betat
Imperative beta
Present participle betande, betandes
Past participle betad

beta

  1. graze; to eat grass; to feed on growing herbage.
  2. to test software prior to release.

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