epsilon

EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

delta
  
zeta
Ε ε
Ancient Greek: ἒ ψιλόν
Wikipedia article on epsilon
 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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.

HypernymsEdit

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

TranslationsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  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

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

NounEdit

epsilon n

  1. epsilon

DutchEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

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.

FinnishEdit

Greek letter
Εε Previous: delta
Next: zeeta
 
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EtymologyEdit

< Ancient Greek ἒ ψιλόν (è psilón).

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

epsilon

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

DeclensionEdit

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

epsilon m (plural epsilon)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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NounEdit

epsilon m or f (invariable)

  1. epsilon (Greek letter)

AnagramsEdit


PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

epsilon m inan

  1. epsilon (Greek letter Ε, ε)

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

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

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

èpsilōn m (Cyrillic spelling ѐпсило̄н)

  1. epsilon, the Greek letter ε, Ε

DeclensionEdit