Last modified on 20 September 2014, at 11:10
Greek lc beta.svg
Unicode name GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA
Unicode block Greek and Coptic
Codepoint U+03B2
α ← Greek and Coptic → γ

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Wikipedia

β

  1. The second letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. (IPA) voiced bilabial fricative.
  3. (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to refer to the second of several isomers, positions or variations.
    β-carotene is the most well-known isomer of tetraterpene hydrocarbons, C40H56.
  4. (topology) Stone–Čech compactification
  5. (physics) beta ray, beta particle, beta radiation

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EtymologyEdit

Derived from its majuscule counterpart Β, from the Phoenician letter 𐤁, beth.

LetterEdit

β (v) (lowercase, uppercase Β)

  1. Lower-case beta (βήτα), the second letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. It represented the voiced bilabial plosive: IPA(key): /b/. It is preceded by α and followed by γ.
  2. Lower-case beta (βήτα), the second letter of the modern Greek alphabet. It represents the voiced labiodental fricative: IPA(key): /v/. It is preceded by α and followed by γ.

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See also beta

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