Alpha

Denotes a unipolar SUNSPOT group.
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Alpha

A type of cell in the pancreas. Alpha cells make and release a hormone called glucagons. The body sends a signal to the alpha cells to make glucagons when blood glucose falls too low. The glucagons reaches the liver where it tells it to release glucose into the blood for energy.
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Alpha

A measure of a fund's risk-adjusted return. Alpha can be used to directly measure the value added or subtracted by a fund's manager. It is calculated by measuring the difference between a fund's actual returns and its expected performance given its level of market risk as measured by beta
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Alpha

Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α; Άλφα Álpha) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter aleph . Letters that arose from alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А. In English, the noun `alpha` is used as a synonym for `beginning`, or...
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Alpha

The version before the Beta release.
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Alpha

• (n.) The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning.
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Alpha

(a) Helium ion with 2+ charge; an assembly of two protons and two neutrons.
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Alpha

(abbr.) Alpha-strike. The instantaneous damage dealt by a volley of one or more weapons.
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Alpha

(from the article `Northrop, John Knudsen`) ...subcompartments. In 1929 Avion was bought by United Aircraft and Transport Corporation and was renamed Northrop Aircraft Corporation. Under this ...
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alpha

adjective early testing stage of a software or hardware product; `alpha version`
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Alpha

[Centauri] This category lists those programming languages that provide adequate support for text-oriented operations. Many of these are character string oriented languages. ...
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Alpha

[Dollhouse] ===Music of the Final Fantasy series=== I`m nominating this as a good topic as I think it meets the criteria. Over the past year I`ve gotten every single article up there to GA/FL with the exception of FF8. The topic includes the music articles on all of the main series Final Fantasy games, as well as the spinoff series that hav...
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Alpha

[ethology] In social animals, the alpha is the individual in the community with the highest rank. Male or female individuals or both can be alphas, depending on their species. Where one male and one female fulfill this role, they are referred to as the alpha pair. Other animals in the same social group may exhibit deference or other symboli...
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Alpha

[investment] For instance, although a return of 20% may appear good, the investment can still have a negative alpha if it`s involved in an excessively risky position. ==Origin of the concept== A belief in efficient markets spawned the creation of market capitalization weighted index funds that seek to replicate the performance of investing ...
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Alpha

[navigation] Alpha (also called RSDN-20 ) is a Russian system for long range radio navigation. RSDN in Russian stands for Радиотехническая Система Дальней Навигации (radiotehnicheskaya Sistema Dal`ney Navigatsii), which translates to English as `radio-technical long-distance navigation system`. ALPHA w...
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Alpha

[programming language] The Alpha language was the original database language proposed by Edgar F. Codd, the inventor of the relational database approach. It was defined in Codd`s 1971 paper `A Data Base Sublanguage Founded on the Relational Calculus`. Alpha influenced the design of QUEL. It was eventually supplanted by SQL (which is however...
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Alpha

[video game] ==Gameplay== The storyline of Alpha progresses as the player inputs short commands carried out by the game’s heroine. Similarly to another interactive fiction game by Square, The Death Trap, but contrary to most games in the genre, the situations confronted by the main character are presented in still pictures. The text is di...
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Alpha

Al'pha noun [ Latin alpha , Greek 'a`lfa , from Hebrew āleph , name of the first letter in the alphabet, also meaning ox .] The first letter in the Greek alphabet, answering to A, and hence used to denote the beginning . « In am Alpha and Ome...
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Alpha

A measure of selection risk (also known as residual risk) of a mutual fund in relation to the market. A positive alpha is the extra return awarded to the investor for taking a risk, instead of accepting the market return. For example, an alpha of 0.4 means the fund outperformed the market-based return estimate by 0.4%. An alpha of -0.6 means a fund...
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Alpha

A stock's alpha is an analyst's estimate of its potential price increase based on the rate at which
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Alpha

Alpha is a coefficient that measures the risk-adjusted performance, or the excess return, considering the risk due to the specific fund and its underlying investments, rather than the overall market. A high alpha indicates that the fund has performed better than would be predicted given its beta (volatility).
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Alpha

Alpha is a cultivated variety of potato.
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Alpha

Alpha is a Greek name for boys and girls. The meaning is `First-born` The name Alpha is most commonly given to Belgian boys. (8 times more often than to American boys.) Although in most countries Alpha is a name given to boys. In the United States, 1 out of 15 Alpha`s are girls. What do they use in other countries? Alfa The name sounds like: Alva, ...
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Alpha

Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Together with Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet, is is sometimes used to signify the beginning and the end, or the first and the last of anything; also as a symbol of the Divine Being. Alpha and Omega were also formerly the symbol of Christianity, and engraved accordingly on the tombs of t...
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Alpha

Alpha, also known as Jensen Index, is a measure of portfolio performance under the condition that a portfolio is well-diversified to leverage unsystematic risk.
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