B

(redirected from beta)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

B

abbreviation for BARON, judge of the COURT OF EXCHEQUER.
References in periodicals archive ?
Strangely, one new feature that was introduced in beta 3 has regressed.
Researchers at Penn State found that melanoma patients who received immunotherapy while taking a specific type of beta blocker lived longer than patients who received immunotherapy alone.
Fifty one percent of beta thalassemia trait patients had coexistent iron deficiency.
The random variable X is said to have a beta type 2 distribution with parameters (a, b), denoted as X ~ B2(a, b), a >0, b > 0, if its p.d.f.
Clubman A: Phil Perry (Beta) 8, Mark Coulson (Gas Gas) 10, Steve Curry (Gas Gas) 12.
Portfolios of small beta stocks are those that hardly react to market quirks while stocks with large betas are more apt to respond to systematic risk factors.
Beta densities [g.sub.i]([[theta].sub.i]), [[phi].sub.i]([[eta].sub.i]) after control by [13-15] transforming to generalized beta densities [h.sub.i] ([[tau].sub.i]) and [[??].sub.i]([[zeta].sub.i]) with [[tau].sub.i], [[zeta].sub.i] variation interval [[tau].sub.i] [member of] (0, [[beta].sub.0i]) and [[zeta].sub.i] [member of]([[bar.[beta]].sub.i], 1):
In cross-sectional tests, Douglas (1969), Black, Jensen, and Scholes (1972), Miller and Scholes (1972), Blume and Friend (1973), and Fama and MacBeth (1973) find that the average slope coefficient on beta is less than the average excess market return and the intercept is greater than the average risk-free interest rate.
"The expected rates of return demanded by investors depend on two things: (1) compensation for the time value of money (the risk-free rate rf), and (2) a risk premium, which depends on the beta and the market risk premium" (Brealy et al., 2001).
Landis & Gyr (which became Betacontrol GmbH) offered its first beta gauge in 1970.
They may hang out with popular sororities and host drunken theme parties, but unlike other fraternities on Arizona State University's Tempe campus, the men of Sigma Phi Beta also hold drag-show fund-raisers, and the clothes they recently donated to a youth shelter were designer.
"The AMD Opteron processor provides SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 testers with the investment protection of outstanding overall x86 performance in both 32-bit and 64-bit computing environments.