What does the word beta mean?

Usage examples for beta

  1. The beta ray of radium will penetrate solid iron a foot thick, a feat that would give a spirit pause. – The Breath of Life by John Burroughs
  2. To the west of those, towards the provinces of the Ashaguas and Catetios, are the rivers of Beta, Dawney, and Ubarro; and toward the frontier of Peru are the provinces of Thomebamba, and Caxamalca. – The Discovery of Guiana by Sir Walter Raleigh
  3. And it was addressed: Phi Beta Ki, Nome, Alaska. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell

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