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Meaning of "epsilon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD EPSILON

Greek e psilon, literally: simple e.
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PRONUNCIATION OF EPSILON

epsilon  [ˈɛpsɪˌlɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF EPSILON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Epsilon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES EPSILON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

epsilon

Epsilon

Epsilon 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 the value five. It was derived from the Phoenician letter He. Letters that arose from epsilon include the Roman E and Cyrillic Е. The name "epsilon" was coined in the Middle Ages to distinguish the letter from the digraph αι, a former diphthong that had come to be pronounced the same as epsilon. In essence, the uppercase form of epsilon looks identical to Latin E. The lowercase version has two typographical variants, both inherited from medieval Greek handwriting. One, the most common in modern typography and inherited from medieval minuscule, looks like a reversed "3". The other, also known as lunate or uncial epsilon and inherited from earlier uncial writing, looks like a semicircle crossed by a horizontal bar. While in normal typography these are just alternative font variants, they may have different meanings as mathematical symbols. Computer systems therefore offer distinct encodings for them. In Unicode, the character U+03F5 "Greek lunate epsilon symbol" is provided specifically for the lunate form.

Definition of epsilon in the English dictionary

The definition of epsilon in the dictionary is the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet, a short vowel, transliterated as e.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH EPSILON


aquilon
ˈækwɪˌlɒn
Avalon
ˈævəˌlɒn
diencephalon
ˌdaɪɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
echelon
ˈɛʃəˌlɒn
encephalon
ɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
epencephalon
ˌɛpɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
etalon
ˈɛtəˌlɒn
mesencephalon
ˌmɛsɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
metencephalon
ˌmɛtɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
Miquelon
ˈmiːkəˌlɒn
myelencephalon
ˌmaɪɪlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
papillon
ˈpæpɪˌlɒn
propylon
ˈprɒpɪˌlɒn
rhinencephalon
ˌraɪnɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
rhombencephalon
ˌrɒmbɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
telencephalon
ˌtɛlɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
thalamencephalon
ˌθæləmɛnˈsɛfəˌlɒn
upsilon
ˈʌpsɪˌlɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE EPSILON

epoxy resin
EPP
EPP-ED
Epping
Epping Forest
EPR
epris
EPROM
eprouvette
eps
epsilonic
Epsom
Epsom salts
epsomite
Epstein
Epstein-Barr virus
epuise
epulary
epulation
epulis

WORDS THAT END LIKE EPSILON

abutilon
Babylon
ballon
beauty salon
colon
gallon
hair salon
hairdressing salon
Languedoc-Roussillon
melon
nylon
pantalon
pavillon
Roussillon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
talon
Teflon
Toulon
triathlon
watermelon

Synonyms and antonyms of epsilon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «epsilon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF EPSILON

Find out the translation of epsilon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of epsilon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «epsilon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小量
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

épsilon
570 millions of speakers

English

epsilon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एप्सिलॉन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إبسيلون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

эпсилон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

epsilon
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Epsilon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

epsilon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Epsilon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

epsilon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

イプシロン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

엡실론
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Epsilon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

epsilon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எப்சிலோன்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ऍपसीलॉन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

epsilon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

epsilon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

epsilon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

епсилон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

epsilon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

έψιλον
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

epsilon
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

epsilon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

epsilon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of epsilon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «EPSILON»

The term «epsilon» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.779 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «EPSILON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about epsilon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «EPSILON»

Discover the use of epsilon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to epsilon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Operation Epsilon: The Farm Hall Transcripts
Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR By publishing long-classified transcripts of secretly taped conversations among key German nuclear physicists, 'Operation Epsilon' will add new fuel to this historical controversy.
‎1993
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Analysis of the K-epsilon turbulence model
Aimed at applied mathematicians interested in the numerical simulation of turbulent flows.
B. Mohammadi, Olivier Pironneau, 1994
3
The Riddles of Epsilon
Something dark has awoken on the remote island of Lume Jess is not pleased when her parents drag her off to live on the weird little island of Lume.
Christine Morton-Shaw, 2010
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Who Gave You the Epsilon?: And Other Tales of Mathematical ...
Follows on from Sherlock Holmes in Babylon to take the history of mathematics through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Marlow Anderson, Victor Katz, Robin Wilson, 2009
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Validation and Translation of Epsilon-solids
The formulation of data accuracy and algorithm precision is fundamental in geometric modeling from both theoretical and practical perspectives.
Jianchang Qi, 2007
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Epsilon of Room, Two
This text contains a broad selection of mathematical expositions and self-contained technical notes in many areas of mathematics, such as logic, mathematical physics, combinatorics, number theory, statistics, theoretical computer science, ...
Terence Tao, 2010
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The Prokaryotes: Vol. 7: Proteobacteria: Delta and Epsilon ...
The Third Edition of The Prokaryotes, acclaimed as a classic in its field, offers new and updated articles by worldwide experts on taxa of relevance to medicine, ecology and industry.
Martin Dworkin, Stanley Falkow, 2006
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Origin of Igneous Rocks: The Isotopic Evidence
1.6 The Epsilon Notation The epsilon notation was introduced by DePaolo and Wasserburg (1976a,b) in order to facilitate the interpretation of measured 143Nd/ 144Nd ratios of basaltic volcanic rocks derived from magma sources ...
Gunter Faure, 2001
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A guide to Latex2[epsilon]: document preparation for ...
If you are a user with little or no experience of computers or text formatting and you want to master LATEX to produce documents of high quality, this is the book for you.
Helmut Kopka, Patrick W. Daly, 1995
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Mastering Algorithms with Perl
In numerical analysis, that threshold is typically called epsilon. Here's how you can use it in Perl: use constant epsilon => le-14; t Set epsilon to 0.00000000000001 # Instead of using == to test for equality, we use abs and our epsilon. if ...
Jon Orwant, Jarkko Hietaniemi, John Macdonald, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «EPSILON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term epsilon is used in the context of the following news items.
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My South Carolina university is whitewashing its complex racial history
There was the Cripmas Party hosted last year by members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon – not exactly an outlier at Clemson, where racist theme ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
2
Why did OU president David Boren act swiftly on SAE video but not …
University of Oklahoma President David Boren speaks about a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity members allegedly chanting a racist ... «Tulsa World, Jul 15»
3
University Of Oklahoma Will Use Shuttered Fraternity House For …
Sigma Alpha Epsilon's house, which was taken from them after members were caught singing a racist chant, will be used by a university ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»
4
Dublin Port aims to host record 2 million passengers this year
This follows investment by the ferry lines in additional capacity in recent years, such as Stena's Superfast X and Irish Ferries' Epsilon on ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
5
Death and Her Selfie
... never talk with strangers! From alpha to epsilon, there's no denying the approach of our brave new world in which we no longer have to. «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
6
Helen Wacker
Helen worked as a cook for the Tau Kappa Epsilon House in Iowa City for more than 15 years. She loved the young people and was good as a ... «Quad City Times, Jul 15»
7
GTA 5 Title Update 1.28 released, full patch notes here
Fixed an issue in Story Mode where The Epsilon mission 'Chasing the Truth' does not progress after the opening cutscene on PC. Fixed an ... «GameZone, Jul 15»
8
Epsilon Hires Powers to Direct Strategy
Epsilon's proprietary data assets currently fuel big ideas for many of the largest brands in the world,” said Richard McDonald, who leads ... «Direct Marketing News, Jul 15»
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Hires Ashlee Canty as Director of Diversity and …
Still reeling from the viral video of a local chapter shouting a racist chant in unison the Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity announced the ... «University Herald, Jul 15»
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Sigma Alpha Epsilon Hired This Woman As Its Director Of Diversity …
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, the originally Southern fraternity with a long history of racism, said Thursday that it hired Ashlee Canty as its new Director ... «BuzzFeed News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Epsilon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/epsilon>. Jan 2021 ».
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