Recruiting agents from amidst our rivals is the “the Alpha and beta of espionage,” says Weiner.
So, if anyone needs any beta blockers for the show, let me know.
Most researchers think the disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid.
second letter of the Greek alphabet, c.1300, from Greek, from Hebrew/Phoenician beth (see alphabet); used to designate the second of many things. Beta radiation is from 1899 (Rutherford). Beta particle is attested from 1904.
beta be·ta (bā'tə, bē'-)
Symbol β The second letter of the Greek alphabet.
The second item in a series or system of classification.
A beta particle.
A beta ray.
Of or relating to the second position from a designated carbon atom in an organic molecule at which an atom or a radical may be substituted.
Of or relating to an isomeric variation of a chemical compound, such as a stereoisomer.
Mjolner Informatics ApS, Aarhus, implementations for Mac, Sun, HP, Apollo.
["Object-Oriented Programming in the BETA Programming Language", Ole Lehrmann et al, A-W June 1993, ISBN 0-201-62430-3].