E, e

[ ee ]
/ i /
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noun, plural E's or Es, e's or es.

the fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
any spoken sound represented by the letter E or e, as in met, meet, mere, etc.
something having the shape of an E.
a written or printed representation of the letter E or e.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter E or e.

Nearby words

  1. epping,
  2. epping forest,
  3. epr,
  4. eprom,
  5. eps,
  6. epsilon-delta,
  7. epsilon-neighborhood,
  8. epsom,
  9. epsom and ewell,
  10. epsom salt

e

Physics. elementary charge.

e

Symbol.

Mathematics. a transcendental constant equal to 2.7182818 …, used as the base of natural logarithms; the limit of the expression (1+1/n)n as n approaches infinity.

E

E

Symbol.

e-

1

variant of ex-1 occurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t:: emit.

e-

2

(used in combination)

electronic: e-book; e-cigarette.
on the Internet; online: e-content; e-commerce.
involving electronic data transfer, especially over the Internet: e-banking.
Sometimes E-.

e.

Football. end.
Baseball. error; errors.

E.

Gorey

[ gawr-ee ]
/ ˈgɔr i /

noun

Edward (St. John),1925–2000, U.S. writer and illustrator.

Waugh

[ waw ]
/ wɔ /

noun

AlecAlexander Raban, 1898–1981, English novelist, traveler, and lecturer (son of Arthur, brother of Evelyn).
Arthur,1866–1943, English literary critic, publisher, and editor (father of Alec and Evelyn).
Evelyn (Arthur St. John),1903–66, English novelist, satirist, biographer, and author of books on travel (son of Arthur, brother of Alec).
Frederick Judd,1861–1940, U.S. painter and illustrator.

epsilon

[ ep-suh-lon, -luh n or, esp. British, ep-sahy-luh n ]
/ ˈɛp səˌlɒn, -lən or, esp. British, ɛpˈsaɪ lən /

noun

the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet (E, ε).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Mathematics. an arbitrarily small quantity, used to indicate that a given quantity is small, or close to zero.

Origin of epsilon

< Greek è psīlón bare, simple e (as opposed to diphthongal spellings which in later Gk represented the same sound)

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British Dictionary definitions for e

e

E

/ () /

noun plural e's, E's or Es

the fifth letter and second vowel of the modern English alphabet
any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in he, bet, or below

symbol for

maths a transcendental number, fundamental to mathematics, that is the limit of (1 + 1 /n) n as n increases to infinity: used as the base of natural logarithms. Approximate value: 2.718 282…; relation to π: e πi = –1, where i = √–1
electron

E

symbol for

abbreviation for

Spain (international car registration)
informal the drug ecstasy

Word Origin for E

(sense 8) from Latin (n) e (go) I deny (sense 10) from Spanish España

e-

1

prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives

outeviscerate; egest
awayelapse; elongate
outsideevaginate
completelyevaporate
withoutebracteate

Word Origin for e-

from Latin ē away; related to ex- 1

e-

2

prefix

electronic, indicating the involvement of the internete-business; e-money

E-

prefix

used with numbers indicating a standardized system within the European Union, as of recognized food additives or standard pack sizesSee also E number

E.

abbreviation for

Earl

epsilon

/ (ˈɛpsɪˌlɒn, ɛpˈsaɪlən) /

noun

the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet (Ε, ε), a short vowel, transliterated as e

Word Origin for epsilon

Greek e psilon, literally: simple e

Epsilon

/ (ˈɛpsɪˌlɒn, ɛpˈsaɪlən) /

noun

(foll by the genitive case of a specified constellation) the fifth brightest star in a constellationEpsilon Aurigae

Gorey

/ (ˈɡɔːrɪ) /

noun

Edward St John . 1925–2000, US illustrator and author, noted for his bizarre humour in such works as The Unstrung Harp (1953) and The Wuggly Ump (1963)

Waugh

/ (wɔː) /

noun

Evelyn (Arthur St John) (ˈiːvlɪn). 1903–66, English novelist. His early satirical novels include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938). His later novels include the more sombre Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the trilogy of World War II Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
Mark (Edward). born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 8029 runs in 128 test matches (1991–2002)
his twin brother Steve, full name Stephen Roger Waugh. born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 10,927 runs in 168 test matches and captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup
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Word Origin and History for e

epsilon

n.

from Greek, literally 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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for e

e

abbr.

electron

epsilon

[ ĕpsə-lŏn′, -lən ]

n.

The fifth letter of the Greek alphabet.
The fifth in a series.

adj.

Of or relating to the fifth member of a particular ordered set.
Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of five types of heavy chains present in immunoglobins.

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Science definitions for e

e

[ ē ]

An irrational number, with a numerical value of 2.718281828459.... It is mathematically defined as the limit of (1 + 1n)n as n grows infinitely large. It is the base of natural logarithms and has many applications in mathematics, especially in expressions involving exponential growth and decay.

E

The symbol for energy.
The symbol for modulus of elasticity.
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Culture definitions for e

e-

A prefix that stands for “electronic” and refers to information technologies, business, and almost anything connected to or transmitted over the Internet. Some examples of its use include e-business, e-commerce, e-book, and e-mail.

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