See high-density lipoprotein.
the beginning and the end. Rev. 1:8. the basic or essential element or elements: the alpha and omega of political reform. noun the first and last, a phrase used in Revelation 1:8 to signify God’s eternity the basic reason or meaning; most important part alpha and omega [(al-fuh; oh-may-guh, oh-meg-uh, oh-mee-guh)] The beginning and the […]
a pattern of slow brain waves (alpha waves) in normal persons at rest with closed eyes, thought by some to be associated with an alert but daydreaming mind. noun (physiol) the normal bursts of electrical activity from the cerebral cortex of a drowsy or inactive person, occurring at a frequency of 8 to 12 hertz […]
- Alpha/beta pruning
alpha/beta pruning games, algorithm An optimisation of the minimax algorithm for choosing the next move in a two-player game. The position after each move is assigned a value. The larger this value, the better the position is for me. Thus, I will choose moves with maximum value and you will choose moves with minimum value […]
the letters of a language in their customary order. any system of characters or signs with which a language is written: the Greek alphabet. any such system for representing the sounds of a language: the phonetic alphabet. first elements; basic facts; simplest rudiments: the alphabet of genetics. the alphabet, a system of writing, developed in […]