kappa


kappa
1. The tenth letter in the Greek alphabet. 2. In chemistry, denotes the position of a substituent located on the tenth atom from the carboxyl or other functional group. 3. A measure of the degree of nonrandom agreement between observers or measurements of the same categorical variable.
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a light chain of human immunoglobulins [chain]

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kap·pa 'kap-ə n a cytoplasmic factor in certain paramecia that mediates production of paramecin and thereby makes the medium in which such microorganisms are grown toxic to members of strains not possessing the factor see PARAMECIN

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kap·pa (kapґə) [K, κ] 1. the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. 2. a statistic calculated to quantify the extent to which agreement between observers exceeds that expected on the basis of chance alone.

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  • kappa — kappa …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Kappa — (uppercase Kappa;, lowercase kappa; or Unicode|ϰ; el. Κάππα) is the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet, used to represent the voiceless velar stop, or k , sound in Ancient and Modern Greek. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 20. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Kappa — BasicNet SpA Тип Частная компания Год основания 1916 Расположение …   Википедия

  • kappa — [ kapa ] n. m. inv. • 1690; cappa 1611; mot gr. ♦ Dixième lettre de l alphabet grec (K, κ). ⊗ HOM. C. A. P. A., cappa. ● kappa nom masculin Dixième lettre de l alphabet grec (Κ, κ), dérivée du signe phénicien kaph. ● kappa (homonymes) nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • kappa — KÁPPA s.m. A zecea literă a alfabetului grecesc, corespunzând sunetului k. [scris k] (din fr. kappa < gr. < orig. semit.; cf. ebr. kaph) [def. MDN] Trimis de tavi, 13.07.2004. Sursa: DOOM  káppa s. m.; scris k Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004 …   Dicționar Român

  • Kappa — Kappa, IL U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 170 Housing Units (2000): 67 Land area (2000): 0.227533 sq. miles (0.589307 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.227533 sq. miles (0.589307 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Kappa, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 170 Housing Units (2000): 67 Land area (2000): 0.227533 sq. miles (0.589307 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.227533 sq. miles (0.589307 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • kappa? — *kappa? germ., Femininum: nhd. Kappe, Hut ( Maskulinum); ne. cap, hat; Rekontruktionsbasis: ae., afries., as., ahd.; Etymologie: lat. cappa, Femininu …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • Kappa — (gr.), griechischer Name des Buchstaben K …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • kappa — Décima letra del alfabeto griego. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • kappa — Esta es la grafía recomendada para el nombre de la décima letra del alfabeto griego, que corresponde a la k en el latino. Se desaconseja la variante ⊕ cappa, poco usada y alejada de la transcripción del étimo griego …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas


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