[ UK /ˈælɛf/ ]
[ US /ˈɑɫəf/ ]
  1. the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
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How To Use aleph In A Sentence

  • If aleph-null socks are lost in the laundry, how many pairs of socks does John have? The candidate's a dodger, a well-known dodger
  • Kabbalists believe that every letter of the Hebrew Aleph Beth (alphabet) has a hidden meaning.
  • In each case allowing for synalepha, the thirteenth syllable is stressed. Spanish rhythm | Linguism | Language Blog
  • Even if you're an actuary inside the company and have all the data you need, you're still putting forward a guess" of what the claims will be on long-tailed businesses, says David Merkel , a former insurance actuary and now principal of Aleph Investments, which manages money mostly for individuals. AIG to Book $4.1 Billion Charge, Boost Chartis Loss Reserves
  • This last designation he applied to whatever cardinal number comes next in order after aleph-null; its identity with C, the number of real numbers or "power of the continuum," is a famous conjecture of Cantor's, his "continuum hypothesis. An Infinity of Points
  • As for the aleph-null and aleph-one: it was proven that the continuum hypothesis essentially whether the cardinality of real numbers is aleph-one or higher is undecidable in standard set theory, so whether you want to accept it or not, you won’t hit any contradictions. Intelligent Design explained: Part 2 random search - The Panda's Thumb
  • I know Urdu... aleph, be, pe, the, zaal, zin and everything. COME TO MECCA
  • The final vowel or diphthong of one word and the initial vowel or diphthong of an immediately following word in the same line usually combine to form one syllable (this is called "synalepha") [18] as in: Modern Spanish Lyrics
  • And together the two exiled men began to recite, at first in whispers, then more loudly: "Aleph, beth, gimel, daleth ...". Elie Wiesel - Nobel Lecture
  • He denoted the number of natural numbers by the transfinite number (pronounced aleph-nought or aleph-null).
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