noun, plural E's or Es, e's or es.
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- 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.
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(used in combination)
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Origin of epsilon
Examples from the Web for e
The guitar is tuned to E, and an Eminor chord on a guitar just rings and rings forever.
"He brought Ray Charles to the mix as an influence on rock & roll," E Street Band guitarist Steven Van Zandt once raved.
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|DAILY BEAST
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|Phoebe Robinson|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|Tim Teeman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Good-day to 'e, squire," he had said, and that was pleasant to hear.Beyond The Rocks|Elinor Glyn
These muscles lie within the longitudinal muscles, and adhere pretty firmly to the coat (e, e, fig. 7) of the great ovarian sack.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
Her forhed was as whytte as ys the snowe whyche y^e talle hed of a Norwegian pyne stelythe from y^e northerne wynde.Life of John Keats|Sidney Colvin
E says the butchers the only thing for er, said the other, with great contempt.Mrs. Craddock|W. Somerset Maugham
An' 'e sez there's a many as 'll do it, an' he tells Twitt—'Twitt,' sez he, 'Pin your faith on brave books!The Treasure of Heaven|Marie Corelli
British Dictionary definitions for e (1 of 11)
noun plural e's, E's or Es
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- 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
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prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives
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Word Origin for epsilon
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Culture definitions for 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.