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}} Alpha (uppercase Α, lowercase α; Greek: Άλφα{{#invoke:Category handler|main}} Álpha) is the first letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 1. It was derived from the Phoenician letter aleph Aleph. Letters that arose from alpha include the Latin A and the Cyrillic letter А.

In English, the noun "alpha" is used as a synonym for "beginning", or "first" (in a series), reflecting its Greek roots.<ref>Alpha - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary</ref>


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