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κ

Symbol for kappa, 10th letter of the Greek alphabet.

kap·pa (κ),

(kap'ă),
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

κ

Greek letter, kappa.

kap·pa

(κ) (kap'ă)
1. The 10th letter in the Greek alphabet.
2. chemistry Denotes the position of a substituent located on the 10th atom from the carboxyl or other functional group.
3. A measure of the degree of nonrandom agreement between observers or measurements of the same categoric variable.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

kappa

The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, sometimes used to denote the tenth in a series.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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