epsilon

1. <character> The fifth letter of the Greek alphabet.

2. <mathematics> (From the Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos) A very small, insignificant, or negligible quantity of something.

The use of epsilon is from the epsilon-delta method of proof in differential calculus.

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