noun, plural E's or Es, e's or es.
- the third tone in the scale of C major or the fifth tone in the relative minor scale, A minor.
- a string, key, or pipe tuned to this tone.
- a written or printed note representing this tone.
- (in the fixed system of solmization) the third tone of the scale of C major, called mi.
- the tonality having E as the tonic note.
- electric field.
- electric field strength.
(used in combination)
Origin of epsilon
Examples from the Web for e
Contemporary Examples of e
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.Yes, I Like Christmas Music. Stop Laughing.
December 24, 2014
"He brought Ray Charles to the mix as an influence on rock & roll," E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt once raved.Joe Cocker's Deep Live Cuts
December 22, 2014
Others, like the Tehrike e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) vowed to topple the Pakistani state itself.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan
Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel
November 12, 2014
The fact that an entire interview was being conducted solely about his looks was ludicrous, yet this is the sort of thing that E!The Outrage Over Beyonce’s Bettie Page Bangs: Why the Media Must Stop Objectifying Women
October 15, 2014
An hour-and-a-half of pure, raucous, profanity-fueled laughter: what a perfect edition of Fashion Police aired on E!Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'
September 20, 2014
Historical Examples of e
But whether it was the food she gave him or what, 'e was that wasted you wouldn't have known him.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
E says 'e'll be 'ome to-morrow, an' 'e asts you to give me 'is love.
Very nice gentleman 'e was, only 'e did get so 'orribly drunk.
Comes in any time, 'e does, an' expects a 'ot dinner just the syme.
All these actor cheps know it, so of course 'e'd 'a' known abaht it, too.
noun plural e's, E's or Es
- a note having a frequency of 329.63 hertz (E above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the third note of the scale of C major
- a key, string, or pipe producing this note
- the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
- electric field strength
- electromotive force
- Young's modulus (of elasticity)
- a person without a regular income, or who is dependent on the state on a long-term basis because of unemployment, sickness, old age, etc
- (as modifier)E worker See also occupation groupings
Word Origin for E
prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives
Word Origin for e-
Word Origin for epsilon
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.
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.