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delta in Geology topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeltadel‧ta /ˈdeltə/ noun [countable]  1 SLAthe fourth letter of the Greek alphabet2 SGan area of low land where a river spreads into many smaller rivers near the sea the Nile delta
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deltaFrom these we get our word alphabet, delta, and gamma which gives us gamma rays.They are called delta frames and, typically, may consist of no more than 5 kilobytes of data.They change the angle of attack from acute within the central delta, to near neutral over the outer triangular sail panel.Tom Pratt's stack of four deltas lofts his Pentax unit.the Mississippi deltaHe too migrated to Cairo to find a job, in his case from a village in the Nile delta.Left: Typical of the rigid frame using glass fibre tubing on the earlier steerable deltas is seen on this example.This allows him to supervise all the family's vast landholdings in the delta.