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σ

, Σ
1. The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, sigma.
2. (σ) Symbol for reflection coefficient; standard deviation; a factor in prokaryotic RNA initiation; wavenumber; surface tension.
3. (Σ) Summation of a series.

sig·ma

(sig'mă),
The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, σ.

sigma

(sĭg′mə)
n.
A sigma factor.

sig′mate′ (-māt′) adj.

sigma

[sig′mə]
Σ, σ, and s, the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

σ

Abbreviation for standard deviation; reflection coefficient.

sig·ma

(σ,Σ) (sig'mă)
1. The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet.
2. (σ) reflection coefficient;standard deviation; a factor in prokaryotic RNA initiation; surface tension
3. (Σ) Summation of a series.

sig·ma

(sig'mă)
1. The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet (σ, Σ).
2. (σ) reflection coefficient; standard deviation; a factor in prokaryotic RNA initiation; surface tension
3. (Σ) Summation of a series.

sigma

the Greek letter σ or σ; the former frequently denotes a standard deviation, the latter is used in mathematics for the sum of the values of the term nominated.