epsilon
noun Etymology: Greek e psilon, literally, simple e Date: 15th century 1. the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table 2. an arbitrarily small positive quantity in mathematical analysis • epsilonic adjective

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  • Epsilon — (uppercase Ε, lowercase ε; el. Έψιλον) is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet, corresponding phonetically to a close mid front unrounded vowel /e/. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 5. It was derived from the Phoenician letter… …   Wikipedia

  • epsilon — [ ɛpsilɔn ] n. m. • transcription attestée 1839; mot gr., de e et psilon « simple » ♦ Nom de l E bref des Grecs (ε); cinquième lettre et deuxième voyelle de leur alphabet. L epsilon est le symbole employé en mathématiques pour désigner une… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • epsilon — épsilon s. m. Trimis de siveco, 13.07.2007. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  ÉPSILON s. m. a cincea literă a alfabetului grecesc, corespunzând sunetului e. (< fr. epsilon, cf. gr. e psilon, e pur) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Epsīlon — (gr., Gramm.), s.u. E 1) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • epsilon — from Greek, lit. e psilon bare e , e and nothing else, in contradistinction to the diphthong ai , which has the same sound. Greek psilon smooth, simple is of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • épsilon — s. m. O mesmo que épsilo. • [Brasil] Plural: epsílones ou épsilons. • [Portugal] Plural: epsílones …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • epsilon — èpsilōn m DEFINICIJA 1. peto slovo grčkog alfabeta 2. pov. u grčkom sustavu bilježenja brojeva oznaka za 5 ETIMOLOGIJA grč. e psilón: golo, jednostavno »e« …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • épsilon — sustantivo femenino 1. Quinta letra del alfabeto griego …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • épsilon — (Del gr. ἔ, e, y ψιλόν, sencilla, breve). f. Quinta letra del alfabeto griego (Ε, ε), que corresponde a e breve del latino …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • epsilon — ► NOUN ▪ the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet (E, ), transliterated as ‘e’. ORIGIN Greek, bare or simple E , from psilos bare …   English terms dictionary

  • epsilon — [ep′sə län΄, ep′sələn] n. [LGr e psilon, lit., plain e: so named to distinguish it from ai, which had come to have the same pronun.] the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ε, ε) …   English World dictionary

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