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# δ

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 Upper case form English name delta Wikipedia article on δ

## 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.
• $\delta$$x$ is a small change in variable $x$
4. (mathematics) A small number, usually accompanied by ε.
• For any $\epsilon>0$, there is a $\delta$$>0$ …

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