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Ε ε   –   Greek: έψιλον
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English

Etymology

From Greek έψιλον, ‘epsilon’, the letter Ε.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɛpsɪlɒn/

Noun

Singular
epsilon

Plural
s

epsilon (s)
  1. The name for the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet, ε or Ε, preceded by delta (Δ, δ) and followed by zeta (Ζ, ζ).
  2. (phonetics) In IPA, the phonetic symbol that represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel; represented in SAMPA as E.
  3. (mathematics) An arbitrarily small quantity.
  4. (computing, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A negligible effect.
    Yes, we have to convert all the symbol names to upper case at startup, but that’s epsilon.

Translations

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Czech

Noun

epsilon n.

  1. epsilon

Dutch

Etymology

From Greek έψιλον, ‘epsilon’, the letter Ε.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ɛpsilɔn/

Noun

epsilon m. and f. (plural s, diminutive netje)

  1. The name for the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The IPA symbol that represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An arbitrarily small quantity.

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