• A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
    A man doffs his hat, holds a bag in his hand, and has a string attached. He forms a letter E
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n E the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n e the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n e the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...
    • n E the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    • n E a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
    • n E a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Most toilets flush in E flat
    • E (Mus) E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale. E♭ (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D and E.
    • E The fifth letter of the English alphabet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
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    • e The fifth letter and second vowel in our alphabet. It has the same place in the order of the alphabet as the corresponding sign or character in the older alphabets, Latin and Greek and Phenician, from which ours is derived (see A); but the value originally attached to the sign has undergone much modification. The comparative scheme of forms (like that given for the preceding letters) is as follows: From the capital E have come by gradual modification and variation (as in the case of the other letters) all the other printed and written forms. The value of the sign in the Semitic alphabets was and still is that of an aspiration, a peculiar smooth h. But when the alphabet was adapted to Greek use, this unnecessary aspirate-sign was utilized as a sign for a vowel-sound, either short or long, being nearly that instanced in our two words met and they. This double value in point of quantity it had in all early Greek use, and until in one section of the Greek race—and later, after their example, in all the others—it was found convenient to distinguish the long sound by a separate sign, H (see H), after which the E was restricted to denoting the short sound, as in our met. This distinction was not introduced into the Italican alphabets; hence the same sign stands for both short and long sound in Latin, and with us. The name of the sign in Phenician was he (of doubtful meaning; usually explained as ‘window’); in Greek it was εἱ%26, and later ἐ\ψιλόν, ‘simple e’—it is believed, in antithesis to the double αι, which then had the same sound. In most of the languages of Europe the sign has retained its original Greek and Latin value; in the English it has done this ouly so far as concerns the short sound; the long sound has, in the history of the changes of pronunciation, so generally passed over into what was originally the long i-sound, that we now call this sound long e (as in meet, mete, meat, etc.). The proper e-sound (in met, they) is phonetically a medium between the completely open a of father and the close sound i of pique. In its two quantities (met, they) it constitutes about five per cent. of English utterance. Taking into account also the numerous digraphs, as ea, ee, ei, ey, ae, ie, oe, in which it is found, and its frequent occurrence as a silent letter, e is the most used of our alphabetic signs. This frequency is due in considerable measure to the general reduction of the vowels of endings to e that constitutes a conspicuous part of the change from Anglo-Saxon to English. The total loss then, further, of many of these endings in utterance has left numerous cases of silent final e, to which others have been added by analogy with these. A degree of value in the economy of our written speech belongs to it, in so far as its occurrence after a siugle consonant now almost regularly indicates the long sound of the vowel preceding that consonant, as in mate, mete, mite, mote, mute; but in many cases it appears also after a single consonant preceded by a short vowel, and such cases, as give, live, have, vineyard, constitute one of the classes where reform in orthography is most easily made, and has most to recommend it. (See-e.) E has further come to be used as an orthographic auxiliary, in some cases after c and g, where it is conventionally regarded as preserving the so-called “soft” sound of those letters, as in peaceable, manageable.
    • e As a numeral, 250.
    • e As a symbol: In the calendar, the fifth of the dominical letters.
    • e In logic, the sign of the universal negative proposition. See A, 2.
    • e In algebra: [capitalized] The operation of enlargement: thus, Efx = f (x + 1); also, the greatest integer as small as the quantity which follows: thus, . [l. c.] The base of the Napierian system of logarithms; also, the eccentricity of a conic.
    • e In music: The key-note of the major key of four sharps, having the signature , or of the minor key of one sharp, having the signature ; also, the final of the Phrygian mode in medieval music.
    • e In the fixed system of solmization, the third tone of the scale, called mi: hence so named by French musicians.
    • e On the keyboard of the pianoforte, the white key to the right of every group of two black keys.
    • e The tone given by such a key, or a tone in unison with such a tone.
    • e The degree of a staff assigned to such a key or tone; with the treble clef, the lower line and upper space .
    • e A note on such a degree, indicating such a key or tone .
    • e As an abbreviation: East: as, E. by S., east by south. See S. E., E. S. E., etc.
    • e In various phrase-abbreviations. See e. g., i. e., E. and O. E., etc.
    • e A prefix of Anglo-Saxon origin, one of the forms of the original prefix ge-. It remains unfelt in enough. See i-.
    • e A prefix of Latin origin, a reduced form of ex-, alternating with ex- before consonants, as in evade, elude, emit, etc. See ex-. In some scientific terms it denotes negation or privation, like Greek ἀ-privative (being then conventionally called e- privative): as, ecaudate, tailless, anurous; edentate, toothless, etc. In elope the prefix is an accommodated form of Dutch ent-.
    • e The unpronounced termination of many English words. Silent final e is of various origin, being the common representative (pronounced in earlier English) of almost all the Anglo-Saxon, Old French, Latin, etc., inflection-endings. In nouns and adjectives of native origin it may be regarded as representing the original vowel-ending of the nominative (as in ale, tale, stake, rake, etc.), or, more generally, the original oblique cases (dative, etc.), which from their greater frequency became in Middle English the accepted form of the nominative also, as in lode, pole, mile, wile, etc.; similarly, in words of Latin and other origin, as rule, rude, spike, sprite, etc. In verbs of native origin -e represents the original infinitive (AS. -an, ME. -en, -e) mixed with the present indicative, etc., as in make, wake, write, etc. In a great number of words the -e has disappeared as an actual sound, the letter being retained, as a result of phonetic and orthographic accident, as a conventional sign of “length”—an accented vowel followed by a single consonant before final silent e being regularly “long,” as in rate, write, rode, tube, etc., words distinguished thus from forms with a “short” vowel, rat, writ, rod, tub, etc. In words of recent introduction -e is used whenever this distinction is to be made. In some cases the vowel preceding -e is short, as in give, live, bade, have, javelin, vineyard, etc., especially in polysyllables iu -ile, -ine, -ite, etc., as hostile, glycerine, opposite, etc.; but some of these words were formerly or are now often spelled without the superfluous e, as bad, glycerin, fibrin, deposit, etc. Etymologically, final e in modern English has no weight or value, it being a mere chance whether it represents an original vowel or syllable.
    • e [capitalized] The sign of residuation (which see).
    • e [capitalized] In chem., sometimes used as the symbol for erbium: more commonly Er.
    • e The common symbol for the modulus of elasticity, or the force, in pounds, required to stretch a bar of any material one square inch in cross-section until its length is increased by one hundred per cent.
    • e In electricity, a symbol for electromotive force.
    • e An abbreviation of Earl;
    • e of Eastern;
    • e of English;
    • e in experimental psychology, of experimenter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The letter most in use in the English language is "E" and the letter "Q" is least used.
    • E the fifth letter in our own and the cognate alphabets, with four sounds—e.g. e in evil, i in England, u in the last syllable of eleven, Italian e in prey. A subscript e is commonly used to lengthen the previous vowel, as in not, note; bit, bite; (mus.) the third note or sound of the natural diatonic scale, and the third above the tonic C.
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    “Courage is spelled I-N-T-E-G-R-I-T-Y.”
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    “The difference between e-mail and regular mail is that computers handle e-mail, and computers never decide to come to work one day and shoot all the other computers.”
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    “Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.”


In literature:

Another mine opened in 1905 was that of Um Garaiat, E.N.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 1" by Various
Bauin, E. Cunitz, E. Reuss, P. Lobstein, A. Erichson (59 vols., 1863-1900).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Campobasso, 172 m. E.S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
By E. Phillips Oppenheim.
"The Blind Man's Eyes" by William MacHarg
Next came the fourteen members of Battery E who formed the firing squad.
"Battery E in France" by Frederic R. Kilner
To de ti lego kath hekasten kategorian e gar tode e poson e poion e pon].
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
E. E. Hale, Jr.: Dramatists of To-day.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
Later, the investigations of E. Meyer and E.S.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
E. by N. of Kelso, and 2 m. E.S.E.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
It was while here in Aulnois that the Commanding General of the A. E. F., accompanied by the Prince of Wales, reviewed the Division.
"History of Ambulance Company Number 139" by Various

In poetry:

OLTRE tomba
Qualche cosa?
E che ne dici?
Saremo felici?
Terra mai posa,
E mar rimbomba.
"Barcarola (#2)" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
E baciero` le siepi
E i fiori per la via,
E cerchero` i presepi
Ove deporre la stanchezza mia.
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
E scendero`, pensando,
Alle vaste marine;
E vedro`, palpitando,
Gli splendidi tramonti e le mattine.
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana
Neist Sabbath we were cried in kirk;
On Monday nicht cam' he;
His face was white as ony ghaist,
The tear was in his e'e.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"It's ne'er be said in France, nor e'er
In Scotland, when I'm hame,
That Edward once lay under me,
And e'er gat up again!"
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
Then Marjorie turn'd her round about,
The tear blinding her e'e;
"I darena, darena let thee in,
But I'll come down to thee."
"Young Benjie" by Andrew Lang

In news:

The termination by vitamin E produces the tocopherol radical, or oxidized vitamin E , which is reduced back to vitamin E by vitamin C and lipoic acid.
Jamat-e-Islami and Jamiat-e-Ulema Islam are political parties with a strong presence in rural areas of Pakistan.
E L James, signing copies above in Coral Gables, Fla. E L James may tie up S&M-loving readers yet again by revisiting the characters from her "Fifty Shades of Grey" novels in a second trilogy.
Rick Perry's coyote story might land him next to Wile E. Perry's coyote story might land him right next to Wile E. 0 Posted May 12, 2010 by DAVE MCNEELY in News.
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Famous film and TV actor Anthony Zerbe, of The Omega Man, Papillon, The Matrix series and Star Trek Insurrection, juxtaposes and mixes the extraordinary poetry of E.E.
The "e" in e-commerce is being added to what has traditionally been viewed as a transaction-based back-office system: ERP.
The former Esther Jane Krahling, daughter of the late Anna E and Alfred E Krahling, Alliance.
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NABP Grants First Approved e- Advertiser Status Print E-mail.
"Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. "Fifty Shades Darker" by E.L. "Fifty Shades Freed" by E.L. "No Easy Day" by Mark Owen, Kevin Maurer (Dutton).
The Lee County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit recently received an e-mail forwarded by a concerned resident who suspected the e-mail "allegedly" sent to him by the United States Postal Service was fictitious.
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In science:

If hχ, E , πi is an abelian extension in V of A by M , and e, e′ , e′′ ∈ E are such that π(e) = π(e′ ) = π(e′′ ), then eχ−1 (e′ ) + e′ χ−1 (e′′ ) = eχ−1(e′′ ).
Abelian extensions of algebras in congruence-modular varieties
Let E be any finite or countably infinite set. (The reason for denoting it by E is that in our applications, it will be an edge set.) For two configurations ξ , ξ ′ ∈ {0, 1}E , we write ξ 4 ξ ′ if ξ (e) ≤ ξ ′ (e) for all e ∈ E . A function f : {0, 1}E → R is said to be increasing if f (ξ ) ≤ f (η) whenever ξ 4 η .
Explicit isoperimetric constants and phase transitions in the random-cluster model
Then, by Proposition 5.1, Let [e] = [e′ ] in K H e ∼ e ⊕ 0 ∼ 0 ⊕ e′ ∼ e′ , so there exists an H-invariant invertible element γ ∈ A ⊗ End(V ⊕ W ) such that e′ ⊕ 0 = γ (0 ⊕ e)γ−1 .
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
E ξ ◦ ζ µ = E ξ ◦ ζE µ + E ξ ◦µE ζ + E ξ ◦ ζ ◦µ◦ , we observe that R2 = E Q◦Q◦ is expressed as the sum of terms of the following forms: R2E Q, R3 = E Q◦Q◦Q◦ , R2/N and E Q/N 2 .
Products of random matrices and q-Catalan numbers
Let E be any finite or countably infinite set. (In our applications, E will be an edge set; hence the notation.) For two configurations ξ , ξ ′ ∈ {0, 1}E , we write ξ 4 ξ ′ if ξ (e) ≤ ξ ′ (e) for all e ∈ E . A function f : {0, 1}E → R is said to be increasing if f (ξ ) ≤ f (η) whenever ξ 4 η .
Coupling and Bernoullicity in random-cluster and Potts models