Beta

A measure of an investment's volatility relative to a chosen benchmark. For stocks or stock funds, the benchmark is usually the S&P 500. For bonds or bond funds, it is Treasury bills. The beta of the benchmark is always 1.00. So a stock fund with a beta of 1.00 has experienced up and down movements of roughly the same magnitude as the S&P 500. Mean......

beta

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

beta

(= b) Entry prefix is given as ‘beta`; alternatively look for the main portion of the word.

Beta

Beta (ə or ə; uppercase Β, lowercase β; Βήτα Bḗta) is the second letter of the Greek alphabet. In Ancient Greek, beta represented the voiced bilabial plosive /b/. In Modern Greek, it represents the voiced labiodental fricative /v/. The letter beta was derived from the Phoenician letter beth . Letters that arose from beta include the Roma...
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Beta

The current Minecraft version.
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Beta

(Beet, Chard, Leaf Beet, Spinach Beet) B. vulgaris is the botanical name for two varieties of vegetables. The Beet and Swiss Chard, also known as Leaf Beet or Spinach Beet. Both of these biennials are grown as annuals. The Beet belongs to a group of plants, which were selected from an ancient European species. This group includes Sugar Beets, grown...
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Beta

(from the article `Nicaragua`) In October Hurricane Beta caused considerable damage to homes, crops, infrastructure, and the ecosystem, mostly around cays and isolated communities ...
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(from the article `Sharpe, William F.`) ...theory showed that the market pricing of risky assets enabled them to fit into an investor`s portfolio because they could be combined with ...
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beta

(noun) a nearly complete prototype of a game. Users often test beta versions to alert developers of bugs or problems.
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beta

[n] - beets 2. [n] - the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
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Beta

• (n.) The second letter of the Greek alphabet, B, /. See B, and cf. etymology of Alphabet.
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beta

adjective preliminary or testing stage of a software or hardware product; `a beta version`; `beta software`
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beta

(β) Type: Term Pronunciation: bā′tă Definitions: 1. Second letter of the Greek alphabet, β (see entry at start of letter 'Bs.')
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Beta

[climbing] 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...
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Beta

[finance] In finance, the beta (β) 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 inve...
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Beta

[grape] Beta is a winter-hardy variety of North American grape derived from a cross of the Vitis labrusca-based cultivar Concord and a selection of Vitis riparia, the wild riverbank grape, called Carver). It is an extremely cold-hardy grape that is self-fertile. This variety is grown successfully in Finland and was widely planted in Minneso...
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Beta

[motorcycle manufacturer] 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 us...
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Beta

[plant] Beta is a genus in the flowering plant family Amaranthaceae. The best known member is the common beet, Beta vulgaris, but several other species are recognised. Almost all have common names containing the word `beet`. Wild Beta species can be found throughout the Mediterranean coastline, the Atlantic coast of Europe (from Greece to S...
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Beta

[plasma physics] The beta of a plasma, symbolized by β, is the ratio of the plasma pressure (p = n kB T) to the magnetic pressure (pmag = B²/2μ0). The term is commonly used in studies of the Sun and Earth`s magnetic field, and in the field of fusion power designs. In the fusion power field, plasma is often confined using large supercondu...
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BETA

[programming language] 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. ==Features== ===Technical over...
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Beta

[time signal] 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. Although the transmitters are active 24 hours a day, each transmits the time code one hour per day. Beginning on the hour is 25 minutes o...
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Beta

[Transformers] Beta is the name of two fictional characters in the various Transformers universes. ==Transformers: Generation 1== The gravelly-voiced Beta began existence as one of the Quintessons` many robotic slaves. She would not remain so. In the course of time she became a warrior, armed with a powerful crossbow weapon, and standing be...
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Beta

[velocity] β in special relativity is the speed of an object relative to the speed of light: β = v/c. β is dimensionless and equal to the velocity in natural units. Any expression which involves v, like the Lorentz factor, can be rewritten using β instead. ...
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Beta

Be'ta noun [ Greek bh^ta .] The second letter of the Greek alphabet, B, β. See B , and confer etymology of Alphabet . Beta (B, β) is used variously for classifying, as: (a) (Astron.) To designate some bright star, usually the second brightest...
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Beta

A measurement of the relationship between the price of a stock and the movement of the whole market.
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