What is another word for alpha?

1019 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ˈalfə], [ ˈalfə], [ ˈa_l_f_ə]

Alpha is a term used to describe the most dominant or powerful person or thing in a particular group or situation. However, there are several other words that can be used to convey a similar meaning. For example, hegemon, leader, champion, and top dog are all synonyms for alpha. These words describe someone or something that holds a commanding position of influence or power. In contrast, words like subordinate, follower, underling, and minion describe the opposite, or those who are lower in rank or power. By using synonyms for alpha, writers and speakers can add nuance and precision to their language and convey a more specific meaning.

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What are the opposite words for alpha?

Alpha is a word that commonly refers to the first letter of the Greek alphabet, often used to indicate a beginning or a dominant position. Some antonyms for alpha include omega, last, end, final, subordinate, and inferior. In contrast to alpha, omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet and can be used to signify an ending or conclusion. Final, end, and last also imply a sense of conclusion or culmination, rather than a starting point. Subordinate and inferior are words that indicate a position of lower authority or power, compared to alpha which connotes being in charge or being the leader.

Usage examples for Alpha

alpha Centauri or some such place-hard grubbing labor under a blazing or meager sun, it didn't matter which.
"Tangle Hold"
F. L. Wallace
Where is it-alpha Centauri?
"Tangle Hold"
F. L. Wallace
Hence it was, that they were in common with the Apis and Mneuis styled Alphi, and alpha: which name was likewise current among the Tyrians, and Sidonians.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)"
Jacob Bryant

Famous quotes with Alpha

  • It was very early, and we were still like beta or alpha stage, and so we started receiving a ton of download. The server became overloaded, and that's when I realized that this had a huge market.
    Shawn Fanning
  • At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there's a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it.
    Josh Lucas
  • Schrodinger's Cat is a classic example of Paradox, in my view. In actuality, it was a Gedankenexperiment or a Thought Experiment, created by Austrian Physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Not many folks are probably aware that Schrodinger himself called that experiment “a ridiculous case.” Here’s the "Schrodinger's Cat" in Schrodinger's own words: “A cat is penned up in a steel chamber, along with the following device (which must be secured against direct interference by the cat): In a Geiger Counter, there is a tiny bit of radioactive substance, so small, that perhaps in the course of the hour one of the atoms decays, but also, with equal probability, perhaps none. If it (i.e. decay) happens, the Geiger Counter discharges and through a relay releases a hammer that shatters a small flask of Hydrogen Cyanide. If one has left this entire system to itself for an hour, one would say that the cat still lives if meanwhile no atom has (undergone) radioactive decay.” So you see, the cat's life or death truly depends on the formation of a subatomic alpha particle that triggers off the avalanche of electrons in the Geiger Counter. There is an equal probability that it may not happen, and hence the cat should remain both alive and dead per Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics. Philosophically speaking, Human Life is full of paradoxes, and we often find that the uncertainties therein bear a startling resemblance with Schrodinger's Cat experiment. The total randomness of events that shape our human lives, and determinedly control the outcome (i.e. future) can be extremely perplexing and equally thought-provoking as Schrodinger's Cat experiment....a pre-written and pre-destined Reductio ad absurdum perhaps!
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate
  • I have been telling you, from alpha to omega, what is the one great thing the sigil taught me — that everything in life is miraculous.No Harrowby, the common names we call things by do not matter — except to show how very dull we are...
    James Branch Cabell
  • Boredom, yes, as in those moments when the eyes stare without itinerary—when the brain’s hard drive revolves at low rpm, uncoupled from regimen, responsibility, the whole Logistical Life that becomes one’s life in the middle years, what Hinduism calls the Householder Phase, to do to do to do to do to do. But now alpha waves are lapping at the shore of the mind as you depart the secretarial for the sacramental realm.
    Steven Heighton

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