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zeta

[zey-tuh, zee-] /ˈzeɪ tə, ˈzi-/
noun
1.
the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet (Z, ζ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Greek zêta
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  • The new monastery became the domicile of the zeta metropolitan.
British Dictionary definitions for zeta

zeta

/ˈziːtə/
noun
1.
the sixth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ), a consonant, transliterated as z
Word Origin
from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew sādhē

Zeta

/ˈziːtə/
noun
1.
(foll by the genitive case of a specified constellation) the sixth brightest star in a constellation: Zeta Tauri

ZETA

/ˈziːtə/
noun
1.
a torus-shaped apparatus used for research in the 1950s and early 1960s on controlled thermonuclear reactions and plasma physics
Word Origin
C20: from z(ero-)e(nergy) t(hermonuclear) a(pparatus)
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Word Origin and History for zeta

Greek letter, see zed.

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zeta in Medicine

zeta ze·ta (zā'tə, zē'-)
n.

Symbol ζ The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Related Abbreviations for zeta

ZETA

zero energy thermonuclear assembly
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