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See also: Theta, théta, thêta, and þeta

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EnglishEdit

Ancient Greek Alphabet

eta
  
iota
Θ θ
Ancient Greek: θῆτα
Wikipedia article on theta

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈθiːtə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈθeɪtə/
  • (file)

NounEdit

theta (plural thetas)

  1. The eighth letter οf the Modern Greek alphabet, ninth in Old Greek: Θ, θ.
  2. (mathematics) The measure of an angle.
  3. (finance) The sensitivity of the value of a derivative with respect to time; the "time decay".
  4. (biology) Designating a level of brain activity as measured by electroencephalography having a frequency of between four and seven cycles per second (associated with drowsiness in adults).
    • 2018, Meghan O'Gieblyn, "The Most Unread Book Ever Acclaimed", The Paris Review, 19 September:
      The reader is less likely to throw the book down in a fit of disgust than she is to be lulled into a theta state, a highway hypnosis induced by page after page of incantatory prose.
  5. (phonology) The voiceless dental fricative represented by θ.

HypernymsEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetes)

  1. Theta; the Greek letter Θ (lowercase θ).

CzechEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

NounEdit

theta n

  1. theta (Greek letter)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

NounEdit

 
Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

theta m or f (invariable)

  1. theta (Greek letter)

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

theta

  1. reliable
  2. trustworthy

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetas)

  1. Obsolete spelling of teta (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek θῆτα (thêta).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈteta/, [ˈt̪et̪a]

NounEdit

theta f (plural thetas)

  1. theta; the Greek letter Θ, θ

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