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 (zā′tə, zē′-)
The sixth letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek zēta, of Phoenician origin; see in Semitic roots.]
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(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the sixth letter in the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ), a consonant, transliterated as z
[from Greek, of Semitic origin; compare Hebrew sādhē]


(Astronomy) (foll by the genitive case of a specified constellation) the sixth brightest star in a constellation: Zeta Tauri.


(Nuclear Physics) a torus-shaped apparatus used for research in the 1950s and early 1960s on controlled thermonuclear reactions and plasma physics
[C20: from z(ero-)e(nergy) t(hermonuclear) a(pparatus)]
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(ˈzeɪ tə, ˈzi-)

n., pl. -tas.
the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ).
[1820–30; < Greek zêta]
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Noun1.zeta - the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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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.
This brings to a conclusion a successful investment by Zeta Resources in Bligh.
The new school, Zeta Bronx 1, will house elementary and middle school classrooms, as well as teacher and administrative office space.
Zeta Global's acquisition of Sizmek assets is impactful to the current programmatic marketplace because the resulting Zeta DSP will mark the first time that data of this quality and depth is offered in a DSP and will be at no cost.
Drawing from lectures and courses she gave during 2014-17 in various contexts, and adding supplemental material to broaden the scope, Li explains the central role of zeta and L functions in number theory and combinatorics.
But all eyes were on 18-year-old Dylan Michael Douglas and 15-year-old Carys Zeta Douglas - Swansea-born Catherine's children with her Hollywood superstar husband Michael Douglas.
It's because I want you to go look at both Zeta and Omicron Persei, and the surrounding Milky Way.
Several authors have studied the analytic continuation of the multiple zeta function and proved that the multiple zeta function [zeta]([s.sub.1], ...,[s.sub.d]) of depth d can be analytically continued to a meromorphic function on all of [C.sup.d].
Steuding(Eds.), New Directions in Value-Distribution Theory of Zeta and L-Functions, pp.
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Vazquez and other Zeta leaders "gave orders to kill persons in the course of the conspiracy;&nbsp;and&nbsp;the defendant himself shot, dismembered and burned bodies in furtherance of the conspiracy," assistant U.S.