omicron

[ om-i-kron, oh-mi- ]

noun
  1. the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet (O, o).

  2. the vowel sound represented by this letter.

Origin of omicron

1
<Greek ō mikrón, literally, small o.Cf. omega

Words Nearby omicron

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How to use omicron in a sentence

  • Thus, as we have already remarked, omicron Ceti is ten times as bright at some maxima as it is at others.

  • Everything was taken away from him, even the comet that he and his little sister omicron happened to be playing with.

    Walter Pieterse | Multatuli
  • At any rate Sir omicron expressed an opinion that the dean had yet some days to live.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • Whether this was due to Sir omicron Pie is a question on which it may be well not to offer an opinion.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope
  • Dr. Fillgrave was very clear in his own mind, but Sir omicron himself is thought to have differed from that learned doctor.

    Barchester Towers | Anthony Trollope

British Dictionary definitions for omicron

omicron

/ (əʊˈmaɪkrɒn, ˈɒmɪkrɒn) /


noun
  1. the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ο, ο), a short vowel, transliterated as o

Origin of omicron

1
from Greek ō mikron small o; see micro-, omega

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