epsilon

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English[edit]

Ancient Greek Alphabet

delta
Greek uc epsilon.pngGreek lc epsilon.svg
zeta
Ε ε
Ancient Greek: ἒ ψιλόν
Wikipedia article on epsilon
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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἒ ψιλόν (è psilón, simple 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 ɛ that represents the open-mid front unrounded vowel.
  3. (mathematics) An arbitrarily small quantity.
    1. (colloquial) A small child. [1][2]
  4. (computing, colloquial) Something negligible or insignificant.
    • 2017, Dean Koontz, The Silent Corner, page 106:
      All right, okay. My interest is epsilon.
    Yes, we have to convert all the symbol names to upper case at startup, but that’s epsilon.
  5. (finance) The percentage change in an option value with respect to the underlying dividend yield.

Hypernyms[edit]

  • (measure of derivative price sensitivity): Greeks (includes list of coordinate terms)

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Hoffman (1998) The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth, page 4
  2. ^ https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=epsilon

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

epsilon n

  1. epsilon

Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἒ ψιλόν (è psilón, the letter Ε).

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

epsilon m or 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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Etymology[edit]

< Ancient Greek ἒ ψιλόν (è psilón).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈepsilon/, [ˈe̞ps̠ilo̞n]
  • Rhymes: -epsilon
  • Syllabification(key): ep‧si‧lon

Noun[edit]

epsilon

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of epsilon (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative epsilon epsilonit
genitive epsilonin epsilonien
partitive epsilonia epsiloneja
illative epsiloniin epsiloneihin
singular plural
nominative epsilon epsilonit
accusative nom. epsilon epsilonit
gen. epsilonin
genitive epsilonin epsilonien
partitive epsilonia epsiloneja
inessive epsilonissa epsiloneissa
elative epsilonista epsiloneista
illative epsiloniin epsiloneihin
adessive epsilonilla epsiloneilla
ablative epsilonilta epsiloneilta
allative epsilonille epsiloneille
essive epsilonina epsiloneina
translative epsiloniksi epsiloneiksi
instructive epsilonein
abessive epsilonitta epsiloneitta
comitative epsiloneineen
Possessive forms of epsilon (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person epsilonini epsilonimme
2nd person epsilonisi epsiloninne
3rd person epsiloninsa

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛp.si.lɔ̃/, /ɛp.si.lɔn/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

epsilon m (plural epsilon)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

Further reading[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Italian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

epsilon m or f (invariable)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

Anagrams[edit]


Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ἒ ψιλόν (è psilón), from Phoenician 𐤄‬(h‬).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɛpˈsi.lɔn/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ilɔn
  • Syllabification: ep‧si‧lon

Noun[edit]

epsilon m inan

  1. epsilon (Greek letter Ε, ε)

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • epsilon in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • epsilon in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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]