E, e: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ē), [key]
— pl. E's Es, e's 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
- 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.
- the fifth in order or in a series.
- (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark, as in school or college, indicating the quality of a student's work is in need of improvement in order to be passing.
- 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.
- (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 250. Cf. Roman numerals.
- electric field.
- electric field strength.
- a proportional shoe width size narrower than EE and wider than D.
- elementary charge.
- a transcendental constant equal to 2.7182818 … , used as the base of natural logarithms; the limit of the expression (1+1/n) as n approaches infinity.
- var. ofoccurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t: emit.
- error; errors.