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ze·ta

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

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

zeta

(ˈziːtə)
n
(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]

Zeta

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

ZETA

(ˈziːtə)
n
(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)]

ze•ta

(ˈzeɪ tə, ˈzi-)

n., pl. -tas.
the sixth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ζ, ζ).
[1820–30; < Greek zêta]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
The author of Los Zetas Inc.: Criminal Corporations, Energy, and Civil War in Mexico, Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, is an associate professor at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville.
The Executioner's Men: Los Zetas, Rogue Soldiers, Criminal Entrepreneurs, and the Shadow State They Created, 2nd Edition
The reality, however, is that the Sinaloa Federation, the Gulf Cartel, the Tijuana Cartel, the Juarez Cartel, Los Zetas and La Familia, not to mention several new offshoot organizations, are fluid, dynamic, for-profit syndicates that sometimes operate under the umbrella of what are effectively conglomerates but more often than not operate as independent, smaller-scale franchises.
Washington, June 30 ( ANI ): A new, horrific footage shows members of a Mexican drug cartel beheading hostages from a rival gang Zetas, marking the latest act of violence in the growing war over drug-smuggling territories in Mexico.
The Zetas, which have gained a reputation as Mexico's most brutal drug cartel, are now considered the country's largest criminal organization.
Two fine 'Zeta' titles by Judy Carroll offer the unique account of an Australian Reiki instructor who has experienced contact with non-earthly beings she knows as Greys or Zetas from teen years onward, and provides some unique and powerful accounts of these Zeta beings, two worlds, and the spiritual messages these Zetas bring to Earth.
The Mexican government said it is investigating videos posted on the internet in which a gang of masked men vow to exterminate the violent Zetas drug cartel, and said it opposes such vigilante methods.
Anti-narcotics officials from the Mexican police and US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), said on Monday that intelligence reports had indicated the Gulf and La Familia cartels - formerly bitter rivals - had formed an alliance to fight the Zetas gang in the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas.