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Upper case form
English name delta
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Translingual

Etymology

Derived from its majuscule counterpart Δ, from the Phoenician letter 𐤃, dalet.

Symbol

δ

  1. Lower case delta, the fourth letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. Its name was δέλτα and it represented a voiced dental plosive: IPA: /d/. It is preceded by γ and followed by ε.
  2. Lower case delta, the fourth letter of the modern Greek alphabet. Its name is δέλτα and it represents a voiced dental fricative: IPA: /ð/. It is preceded by γ and followed by ε.
  3. (mathematics) A small increment or change in a variable.
    • <math>\delta</math><math> x</math> is a small change in variable <math>x</math>
  4. (mathematics) A small number, usually accompanied by ε.
    • For any <math>\epsilon>0</math>, there is a <math>\delta</math><math>>0</math> …

Derived terms

See also delta.

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