[oh-mee-guh, oh-mey-, oh-meg-uh] /oʊˈmi gə, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə/
the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω).
the vowel sound represented by this letter.
the last of any series; the end.
the 24th and last letter of the Greek alphabet (Ω, ω), a long vowel, transliterated as o or ō
the ending or last of a series
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),
omega o·me·ga (ō-měg’ə, ō-mē’gə, ō-mā’-)
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.
(ō-měg’ə, ō-mē’gə, ō-mā’-)
- Omega-3 fatty acid
[oh-mee-guh-three, oh-mey-, oh-meg-uh-] /oʊˈmi gəˈθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-/ noun 1. a polyunsaturated fatty acid, essential for normal retinal function, that influences various metabolic pathways, resulting in lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, inhibited platelet clotting, and reduced inflammatory and immune reactions.
In domain theory, a complete partial order is algebraic if every element is the lub of some chain of compact elements. If the set of compact elements is countable it is omega-algebraic. Usually written with a Greek letter omega (LaTeX \omega). (1995-02-03)
noun, Physics. 1. a negative baryon having a mass 3272 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of 8 X 10 -11 seconds. omega baryon A subatomic particle in the baryon family, consisting of three strange quarks. It has a mass 3,272 times that of the electron, a negative electric charge, and an […]
noun, Physics. 1. a neutral and extremely short-lived meson having a mass 1532 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of 6.6 X 10 -23 seconds. omega meson A neutral meson having a mass 1,532 times that of the electron and an average lifetime of 6.6 × 10-23 seconds. See Table at subatomic […]