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Upper case form
English name epsilon
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Translingual

Etymology

Derived from its majuscule counterpart Ε, from the Phoenician letter 𐤄, he.

Symbol

ε

  1. Lower case epsilon, the fifth letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. Its name was εἶ, later ἒ ψιλόν, and it represented a somewhat lowered variant of the mid front unrounded vowel: IPA: /e/ or /e̞/, SAMPA: /e/. It is preceded by δ and followed by ϝ.
  2. Lower case epsilon, the fifth letter of the modern Greek alphabet. Its name is έψιλον and it represents a somewhat lowered variant of the mid front unrounded vowel: IPA: /e/ or /e̞/, SAMPA: /e/. It is preceded by δ and followed by ζ.
  3. (sciences) emittance, extinction coefficient.
  4. (mathematics) A small number, usually in company of δ.
    • For each <math>\epsilon</math> <math>> 0</math>, there exists a <math>\delta > 0</math>, ...

Derived terms

See also epsilon.

Descendants

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