E

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'E', 'e': /ˈiː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA'E', 'e': /i/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling'E', 'e': (ē)



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E symbol for
  1. earth
  2. East
  3. English
  4. Egypt(ian)
  5. exa-
  6. 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
  7. the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
  8. energy
  9. electromotive force
  10. 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
  11. (as modifier): E worker
    See also occupation groupings
abbreviation for
  1. informal the drug ecstasy
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
E, e /i/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  Es or E's, es or e's. 
  1. Linguisticsthe fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.

E.,  an abbreviation of:
  1. GeographyEarth.
  2. Geographyeast.
  3. eastern.
  4. engineering.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
E, e  (ē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  E's  or Es, e's  or es. 
  1. the fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter E or e, as in met, meet, mere, etc.
  3. something having the shape of anE.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter E or e.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter E or e.

E, 
  1. Geographyeast.
  2. Educationeastern.
  3. Music and DanceEnglish.
  4. excellent.
  5. Expressway.

E,  Symbol.
  1. the fifth in order or in a series.
  2. (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.
  3. [Music.]
    • 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.
  4. (sometimes l.c.) the medieval Roman numeral for 250. Cf. Roman numerals.
  5. [Physics, Elect.]
    • electric field.
    • electric field strength.
  6. [Physics.]energy.
  7. [Biochem.]See  glutamic acid. 
  8. Philosophy[Logic.]See  universal negative. 
  9. Clothinga proportional shoe width size narrower than EE and wider than D.

e, 
  1. Physicselectron.
  2. Physics, Philosophyelementary charge.

e, Symbol.
  1. [Math.]a transcendental constant equal to 2.7182818 …, used as the base of natural logarithms;
    the limit of the expression (1+1/n)n as n approaches infinity.
  2. [Logic.]See  universal negative. 

e-, 
  • var. of  ex-1, occurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t: emit.

  • E., 
    1. Earl.
    2. Earth.
    3. Geographyeast.
    4. Easter.
    5. eastern.
    6. engineer.
    7. engineering.
    8. English.

    e., 
    1. eldest.
    2. Sport[Football.]end.
    3. engineer.
    4. engineering.
    5. entrance.
    6. Sport[Baseball.]error;
      errors.

    WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    e-,1 (used in combination)
  • Computingelectronic:e-mail, E-text.
  • Computingon-line:e-commerce.
  • Also,  E-. 
    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    e, E // n ( pl e's, E's, Es)
    1. the fifth letter and second vowel of the modern English alphabet
    2. any of several speech sounds represented by this letter, in English as in he, bet, or below
    e symbol for
    1. a transcendental number, fundamental to mathematics, that is the limit of (1 + 1/n)n as n increases to infinity: used as the base of natural logarithms. Approximate value: 2.718 282…; relation to π: eπi = –1, where i = √–1
    2. electron
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    E- prefix
    1. used with numbers indicating a standardized system within the European Union, as of recognized food additives or standard pack sizes
      See also E number
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    E. abbreviation for
    1. Earl
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    e- prefix
    1. electronic, indicating the involvement of the internet: e-business, e-money
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