Meaning of “gamma” in the English Dictionary

"gamma" in British English

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gammanoun

uk /ˈɡæm.ə/ us /ˈɡæm.ə/

gamma noun (RADIATION)

[ U ] science a type of radiation with a very short wavelength that passes through most solid objects:

an overdose of gamma

Examples from literature

  • To the lowest note of this scale, which was foreign to the Greek system, he gave a special name, gamma, after the Greek letter G. From this we get our word for the scale, the gamut. 

(Definition of “gamma” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)