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omega

[oh-mee-guh, oh-mey-, oh-meg-uh] /oʊˈmi gə, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə/
noun
1.
the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω).
2.
the vowel sound represented by this letter.
3.
the last of any series; the end.
Origin
< Greek ō méga literally, great o. Cf. omicron
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Examples from the web for omega
  • They deprive low income families of the cheapest affordable omega threes available through media scare.
  • So would fish oil, which is rich in healthful omega fatty acids but has an unpleasant taste.
  • Showing that the market is not the alpha and omega of government thinking is prudent.
  • Also fish oils and the right combination of omega fats.
  • The effect on this planets wether due to a shift in the moon's orbit will be that of omega proportions.
  • omega then becomes very confused and disoriented, allowing max to knock him out.
British Dictionary definitions for omega

omega

/ˈəʊmɪɡə/
noun
1.
the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω), a long vowel, transliterated as o or ō
2.
the ending or last of a series
Word Origin
C16: from Greek ō mega big o; see mega-, omicron
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Word Origin and History for omega

c.1400, from Medieval Greek omega, from classical Greek o mega "big 'o' " (in contrast to o micron "little 'o' "); so called because the vowel was long in ancient Greek. From mega (see mega-). The final letter of the Greek alphabet, hence used figuratively for "the last, final" of anything (cf. Rev. i:8),

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omega in Medicine

omega o·me·ga (ō-měg'ə, ō-mē'gə, ō-mā'-)
n.

Symbol ω, Ω The 24th letter of the Greek alphabet. adj.
Of or characterizing a chemical group or position at the end of a molecular chain, such as omega-oxidation.

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omega in Science
omega
  (ō-měg'ə, ō-mē'gə, ō-mā'-)   
  1. An omega baryon.

  2. An omega meson.


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omega in Technology

1. A prototype-based object-oriented language from Austria.
["Type-Safe Object-Oriented Programming with Prototypes - The Concept of Omega", G. Blaschek, Structured Programming 12:217-225, 1991].
2. A successor to TeX extended to handle the Unicode character set.
(http://ens.fr/omega/).
(1997-11-20)
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omega in the Bible

(Rev. 1:8), the last letter in the Greek alphabet. (See A.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Idioms and Phrases with omega

omega

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