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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.
epsilon ep·si·lon (ěp'sə-lŏn', -lən)
Symbol ε The fifth letter of the Greek alphabet.
The fifth in a series.
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.
An irrational number, with a numerical value of 2.718281828459.... It is mathematically defined as the limit of (1 + 1/n )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.
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.