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Gamma is a Greek letter. Used as a symbol or name it may refer to:
- Latin gamma, used as an IPA symbol for voiced velar fricative, and in the alphabets of African languages.
Science and Mathematics [change]
The Greek letter gamma is used in both science and mathematics very often.
- Gamma wave, a type of brain wave
- Lapse rate, the temperature change with height in an atmosphere
- linewidth, relating to uncertainty of mass energy in short-lived particles
- Gamma is an old non-SI name for either a microgram or for a nanotesla, SI units
- Gamma quadra, in Socionics
Lower case, γ [change]
- Gamma correction, a property of images and video displays
- Gamma ray, also Gamma radiation, an electromagnetic ray
- Adiabatic index, also known as the Heat capacity ratio, the ratio of the heat capacity at constant pressure to that at constant volume.
- Bayer designation, the third brightest star
- Euler-Mascheroni constant, a mathematical constant
- photon, seen as an elementary particle in physics
- Lorentz factor in relativity theory and astronomy
- propagation constant of an electromagnetic wave
- voiced velar fricative in phonetics
Upper case, Γ [change]
- Gamma distribution, a probability distribution function
- Gamma function, a mathematical function
- Christoffel symbol in General Relativity
- reflection coefficient in electrical engineering
- mathematical finance, where it is a risk measure, or Greek
- center of the Brillouin zone
- The Feferman-Schütte_ordinal Γ0
- Gamma software, in computer software and video game development
- GM Gamma platform - a subcompact automobile platform by General Motors
- Gamma correction, in video, graphics, color spaces, and photographic imaging
- Elias gamma coding, in computer science, encoding, compression
Things and places [change]
- Tropical Storm Gamma, a Atlantic tropical storm
Popular culture [change]
- Brave New World, where it is the third caste
- E-102 Gamma, a video game character
- Gamma (band), a rock band
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