epsilon

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English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

delta
Greek uc epsilon.pngGreek lc epsilon.png
zeta
Ε ε
Ancient Greek: ἒ ψιλόν
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἒψιλόν (èpsilón, the letter Ε).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

epsilon (countable and uncountable, plural epsilons or epsila)

  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, colloquial) A negligible effect.
    Yes, we have to convert all the symbol names to upper case at startup, but that’s epsilon.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

epsilon n

  1. epsilon

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐψιλόν (epsilón, the letter Ε).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

epsilon m, f (plural epsilons, diminutive epsilonnetje n)

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

Finnish[edit]

Greek letter
Εε
Previous: delta
Next: zeeta
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(index ep)

Etymology[edit]

< Ancient Greek ἒψιλόν (èpsilón).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈe̞psilo̞n/
  • Hyphenation: ep‧si‧lon

Noun[edit]

epsilon

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Noun[edit]

epsilon m (plural epsilon)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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epsilon m, f (invariable)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ěpsiloːn/
  • Hyphenation: e‧psi‧lon

Noun[edit]

èpsilōn m (Cyrillic spelling ѐпсило̄н)

  1. epsilon, the Greek letter ε, Ε

Declension[edit]