Skip to main content
Select Source:

theta

the·ta / ˈ[unvoicedth]ātə; ˈ[unvoicedth]ē-/ • n. the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet (Θ, θ), transliterated as ‘th.’ ∎  ( Theta) [followed by Latin genitive] Astron. the eighth star in a constellation: Theta Draconis. ∎  [as adj.] Chem. denoting a temperature at which a polymer solution behaves ideally as regards its osmotic pressure. ∎  [as adj.] denoting electrical activity observed in the brain under certain conditions, consisting of oscillations having a frequency of 4 to 7 hertz: theta rhythm. • symb. ∎  (θ) temperature (esp. in degrees Celsius). ∎  ( θ) a plane angle. ∎  (θ) a polar coordinate. Often coupled with φ.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"theta." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"theta." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta-1

"theta." The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta-1

Theta (Journal)

Theta (Journal)

Scholarly journal of parapsychology published quarterly by the Psychical Research Foundation. Its title derives from the initial letter of the Greek word, Thanatos (death) and its concern is mainly with research on the problem of survival of bodily death. It was edited for many years by William G. Roll. Theta has been published since 1963. The publication can be reached c/o Dr. Andrew Nichols, P.O. Box 142193, Gainesville, FL 32614-2193.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Theta (Journal)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Theta (Journal)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/theta-journal

"Theta (Journal)." Encyclopedia of Occultism and Parapsychology. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/theta-journal

theta

theta the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet (Θ, θ), transliterated as ‘th’. In ancient Greece, on the ballots used in voting upon a sentence of life or death, this character stood for thanatos ‘death’, which gave rise to allusive uses.

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"theta." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"theta." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta

"theta." The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta

theta

thetacater, crater, creator, curator, data, debater, delator, dumbwaiter, equator, freighter, frustrater, gaiter, grater, gyrator, hater, later, legator, mater, negator, pater, peseta, plater, rotator, skater, slater, stater, tater, traitor, ultimata, understater, upstater, waiter •painter •taster, waster •gamester • aviator • tailgater •hesitater • shirtwaister •Akita, Anita, arboreta, beater, beta, Bhagavadgita, cheater, cheetah, Demeter, Dieter, dolce vita, eater, eta, Evita, excreta, fetor, granita, greeter, heater, Juanita, litre (US liter), Lolita, maltreater, margarita, meter, metre, Peta, peter, praetor (US pretor), repeater, Rita, saltpetre (US saltpeter), secretor, Senhorita, señorita, Sita, skeeter, teeter, terra incognita, theta, treater, tweeter, ureter, veleta, zeta •Batista, Dniester, Easter, feaster, keister, leister, quaestor •speedster •deemster, teamster •scenester • browbeater • windcheater •beefeater •millilitre (US milliliter) •decilitre (US deciliter) •centilitre (US centiliter) •kilolitre (US kiloliter) •ammeter • Machmeter •millimetre (US millimeter) •decimetre (US decimeter) •altimeter •centimetre (US centimeter) •nanometre (US nanometer) •micrometer, micrometre •decametre (US dekameter) •kilometre (US kilometer) • autopista •anteater

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"theta." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. 13 Dec. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"theta." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 13, 2017). http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta-0

"theta." Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes. . Retrieved December 13, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/theta-0