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]

Inflection of epsilon (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
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 epsilonilleˣ epsiloneilleˣ
essive epsilonina epsiloneina
translative epsiloniksi epsiloneiksi
instructive epsilonein
abessive epsilonitta epsiloneitta
comitative epsiloneineen

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]