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Definition of the noun beta

What does beta mean as a name of something?

noun - plural:

  • beta: betas
  • Beta: Betas

  1. the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  2. beets

Alternative definition of the noun beta


  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. Used in marking scheme: α, β, γ or α+, α, α-, β etc.
  3. [finance] Average sensitivity of a security's price to overall securities market prices.
  4. [computing] The phase of development after alpha testing and before launch, in which software, while not complete, has been released to potential users for testing.
  5. [computing] A computer program in such phase; a preliminary version.
  6. [climbing] Information about a route which may aid someone in climbing it.
  7. [physics] A beta particle or beta ray.
  8. A beta fish, of the genus Betta.
  9. A beta male.

Definition of the adjective beta

What does beta mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. second in order of importance
    • example: the candidate, considered a beta male, was perceived to be unable to lead his party to victory
    • similar: important / of import
  2. preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product

Alternative definition of the adjective beta


  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.

Definition of the verb beta

What does beta mean as a doing word?


  1. [computing] To preliminarily release computer software for initial testing prior to final release.
  2. [chiefly Internet] To proofread a text, especially fan fiction.


  1. Beta is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer, specialising in off-road motorcycles. Beta are best known for their popular trials bikes. In 2005, they launched a range of enduro motorcycles using KTM engines. In the 2010 they will launch the new RR series, with a new engine made in-house. Beta motorcycles have been used by world trials champions such as Jordi Tarrés, Dougie Lampkin and Albert Cabestany.
    • also known as Hãng Beta, Betamotor, Betamotor S.p.A, Betamotor SpA, Beta Motor
  2. Beta is a record label.


  1. Beta a.k.a. Elizabeta Vidovic is an actress.
  2. Beta a.k.a. Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir is a film editor.

There are other people with in their name, like Beta Evers, Rocky Beta, Beta Breuil, Beta Uchida, Sumarlin Beta, beta vukanović, Beta Ponicanova and Beta Two Agonist.


  1. Beta is a fictional character from the 1985 film Milosc z listy przebojów.
  2. Beta is a fictional character from Shirdi Ke Sai Baba.
  3. Beta is a fictional character from the 2009 film Up.
  4. Beta is a fictional character from the 2008 film Asterix at the Olympic Games.
  5. Beta is a fictional character from the 1938 film Friends.
  6. Beta is a fictional character from the 2009 film Ang Darling Kong Aswang.
  7. Beta is a fictional character from the 1994 film Lisbon Story.
  8. Beta is a fictional character from the 2007 film Sex and Death 101.
  9. Beta is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Beta Carotene, Beta Ray Bill and Beta-Carotene.


"Beta" is a 1992 Hindi-version remake film directed by Indra Kumar that featured in the lead roles the pairing of Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor. Sridevi was first offered, and refused, the lead role because she had already made many films with Anil Kapoor. The original story was used in earlier films: the Kannada Mallammana Pavada with Rajkumar and B. Saroja Devi in the lead roles; the Tamil Cinema Enga Chinna Rasa;the Telugu cinema Abbaigaru; and as the Kannada language Annayya with Ravichandran and Madhubala in the lead roles. The 1992 film is best remembered for the hit track, "Dhak Dhak Karne Laga", a remake of maestro Ilaiyaraaja's composition "Abba Nee Teeyani Debba" originally made for the Telugu cinema, Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari.


  1. "Beta" is a musical album of Anand-Milind.
    • released on (23 years ago)
  2. "Beta" is a musical album of Leonel Castillo.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  3. "Beta" is a musical single of Hardwell & Nicky Romero.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "beta" is a composition.
  5. "Beta" is a musical single of W & W.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  6. "Beta" is a musical EP of Gladkill.
    • released on
  7. "Beta" is a musical album of The Static.
    • released on (9 years ago)
  8. "Beta" is a musical EP of Tigress Lily.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  9. "Beta" a.k.a. ">Bêta" is a musical EP of Dysfunctional by Choice.
  10. "Beta" is a composition.


Beta a.k.a. Beta, North Carolina: Beta is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, North Carolina, United States. Beta is located along US 74, West of Addie and East of Sylva. When Jackson County was formed in 1851, the home of Dan Bryson located in Beta, served as the first courthouse.


  1. Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. In Ancient Greek, beta represented the voiced bilabial plosive. In Modern Greek, it represents the voiced labiodental fricative.
  2. Beta: In finance, the beta of an investment is a measure of the risk arising from exposure to general market movements as opposed to idiosyncratic factors. The market portfolio of all investable assets has a beta of exactly 1. A beta below 1 can indicate either an investment with lower volatility than the market, or a volatile investment whose price movements are not highly correlated with the market. An example of the first is a treasury bill: the price does not go up or down a lot, so it has a low beta. An example of the second is gold. The price of gold does go up and down a lot, but not in the same direction or at the same time as the market.
    • also known as Beta coefficient
  3. BETA is a pure object-oriented language originating within the "Scandinavian School" in object-orientation where the first object-oriented language Simula was developed. Among its notable features, it introduced nested classes, and unified classes with procedures into so called patterns.
  4. The beta of a plasma, symbolized by β, is the ratio of the plasma pressure to the magnetic pressure. The term is commonly used in studies of the Sun and Earth's magnetic field, and in the field of fusion power designs.
  5. Beta is a website status.
  6. Beta is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes.
  7. Beta is a time signal service in the VLF range in Russia, operated by the Russian Navy. There are 6 transmitter stations, which take turns transmitting time signals and other communications.
  8. Beta is climbing jargon that designates information about a climb. In rock climbing this may include information about a climb's difficulty, crux, style, length, quality of rock, ease to protect, required equipment, and specific information about hand or foot holds. For alpine climbs, beta may include information about the length and difficulty of the approach, availability of water on the climb and the approach, ease of exiting the route before completing it, descent information, perhaps even useful logistic information for climbs in foreign countries.
  9. betA is a gene.
  10. Beta: Limited Edition Beta or just Beta for short was the second part, after revisions, of the first print run of the first Magic: The Gathering set. It was released only a few months after Limited Edition Alpha's publication to correct some minor problems in the rules and to make up for the fact that the first run had completely sold out. Clarifications were made to the rulebook, and Richard Garfield's short fiction "Worzel's Tale" was removed to make room. Like Alpha it had no expansion symbol, and the text on the bottom left consisted of only the artist credit. Although many players speak of them as different sets, officially they are the same set.
    • also known as Limited Edition Beta
  11. Beta: β in special relativity is the speed of an object relative to the speed of light: β = v/c.
  12. Beta is a school, educational institution.

Phrases with Beta

Phrases starting with the word Beta:

  1. beta ray
  2. beta cell
  3. beta iron
  4. Beta nana
  5. beta test
  6. beta wave
  7. Beta-Beam
  8. Beta cicla
  9. beta decay
  10. Beta Doris
  11. Beta Error
  12. Beta Lyrae
  13. Beta Anoles
  14. beta crucis
  15. Beta patula
  16. Beta reader

Phrases ending with the word Beta:

  1. Open Beta
  2. Culex Beta
  3. genus beta
  4. Onoba Beta

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Beta

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Google previewDictionary of Statistics & Methodology (2005)

A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences by W. Paul Vogt

Beta Error indicates the difference in a *dependent variable associated with an increase (or decrease) of one standard deviation in an *independent variable — when *controlling for the effects of other independent variables. Also called ...

Google previewAuditor's Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Processes, and Regulations by David O'Regan

beta 1. A measure of the degree ...

Google previewBlack’s Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Harvey Marcovitch

Beta-Adrenoceptor-Blocking. Drugs. (Beta. Blockers). These prescription-only medicines interrupt the transmission of impulses (messages) across nerve cells ( neurons). In the HEART these are called beta1 (cardioselective) receptors. Another ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Toxicology (2005)

by Bruce Anderson, Ann de Peyster, Shayne C. Gad, P.J. Bert Hakkinen, Michael Kamrin, Betty Locey, Harihara M. Mehendale, Carey Pope, Lee Shugart

Beta Blockers Michael Wahl Illinois Poison Center. Chicago, IL. USA ' REPRESENTATIVE CHEMIcALsI Acebutolol; Atenolol; Betaxolol; Bisoprolol; Carteolol; Esmolol; Labetalol: Metoprolol; Nadolol; Penbutolol; Pindolol; Propranolol; Sotalol; ...

Google previewUrban Dictionary (2009)

Fularious Street Slang Defined by, Aaron Peckham

beta. Greek for “still doesn't work.” Software undergoes beta testing shortly before it's released. We're releasing version 0.8, our latest beta. diC.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

beta antagonist (blocker) medications BPH and Prostate Cancer There is no known correlation between BPH and prostate cancer. BPH does not develop into prostate cancer, although it certainly is possible for a man who has BPH to ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Alzheimer's Disease (2010)

by Carol Turkington, Deborah R. Mitchell

beta amyloid beta amyloid (beta-amyloid) A specific type of small protein found normally in humans and animals, but that also appears in dense deposits called plaques in the brain of a patient with Alzheimer's disease. Proteins are vital ...

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Quotes about Beta

We set up a beta site, a test site, with movie, music and book reviews. If you're reading them and you want to buy a book or a ticket for a movie that's reviewed on the site, you can do that without leaving our site. (Jay Chiat)
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Scrabble value of B3E1T1A1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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