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sigma

1. the 18th letter in the Greek alphabet (Σ, σ or, when final, ς), a consonant, transliterated as S
2. Maths the symbol Σ, indicating summation of the numbers or quantities indicated

sigma

(σ) The 18th letter of the Greek alphabet, used in stellar nomenclature usually to designate the 18th-brightest star in a constellation or sometimes to indicate a star's position in a group.

sigma

[′sig·mə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A C-shaped spicule.

portico

1. A covered entrance whose roof is supported by a series of columns or piers, commonly placed at the front entrance to a building.
2. A stoa.

SIGMA

A scientific visual programming environment from NASA.

http://fi-www.arc.nasa.gov/fia/projects/sigma/.
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This created the learning environment that led to Six Sigma.
Now in response to our key customers and suppliers asking us to share our knowledge of Six Sigma, Motorola University is redefining itself as a strategic partner focused upon business improvement consulting solutions.
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It generally runs around the clock, except for a week in July and a week in December when Sigma closes.
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Lean Six Sigma is especially useful for the unique needs of medical laboratories," says Manley.