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The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek, of Phoenician origin; see kpp in Semitic roots.]


(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k
[Greek, of Semitic origin]


(ˈkæp ə)

n., pl. -pas.
the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, κ).
[< Greek káppa < Semitic; see kaph]


In Ayurvedic medicine this is one of three doshas (the other two being pitta and vata) and resulting from the combination of the Bhutas earth and water by agni.
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The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
Phi Theta Kappa serves an essential role for community college graduates as they either transfer to a four-year college or university or directly enter the workforce.
Through an online support group, Kappa, a Glen Ellyn mom, referred Amber to the proton center where she received the same specialized therapy for her brain tumor two years ago.
Safety was an important factor in our decision and the design of Valmet Kappa Q1 avoids unnecessary exposure to risk when maintenance is required.
She discussed why Urann founded Phi Kappa Phi, the importance of education and innovation, and Urann's legacy in terms of the University of Maine and nationally with regard to Phi Kappa Phi.
With the Kappa 180, which was introduced in 2011, Durst presented the clothing industry with a high performance inkjet printer which fulfilled new demands and customer needs.
Cg-I kappa B, a new member of the I kappa B protein family characterized in the pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas.
According to Smurfit Kappa, the transaction would result in synergies of USD11.
A Smurfit Kappa spokesperson said: "In addition to blocking mineral oil migration across the whole surface area of the packaging, this new product looks, feels and reacts just like normal board during the manufacturing process.
The acquisition of this modern and efficient company will enable Smurfit Kappa Bag-in-Box to enlarge its current product range and to confirm its position in the dynamic markets of Latin America.
Review of these titles revealed that all focused on the use of kappa (or weighted kappa) in specific assessments of interrater or intermeasure reliability, and only one briefly mentioned the issues discussed here (Fisher, Evans, Muller, & Lombard, 2004).
Transcription factor NF-[kappa]B was initially described as a mediator of the expression of the kappa light-chain gene in the nuclei of murine mature B cell lines and plasmacytomas, but has subsequently been found in many other cells.