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epsilon


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  epsilon 
  n  :  the  5th  letter  of  the  Greek  alphabet 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  epsilon  [see  {delta}]  1.  n.  A  small  quantity  of  anything 
  "The  cost  is  epsilon."  2.  adj  Very  small  negligible;  less  than 
  {marginal}.  "We  can  get  this  feature  for  epsilon  cost."  3.  `within 
  epsilon  of':  close  enough  to  be  indistinguishable  for  all  practical 
  purposes,  even  closer  than  being  `within  delta  of'.  "That's  not  what  I 
  asked  for  but  it's  within  epsilon  of  what  I  wanted."  Alternatively,  it 
  may  mean  not  close  enough,  but  very  little  is  required  to  get  it  there: 
  "My  program  is  within  epsilon  of  working." 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  EPSILON 
 
    A  {macro}  language  with  high  level  features 
  including  strings  and  lists,  developed  by  A.P.  Ershov  at 
  Novosibirsk  in  1967.  EPSILON  was  used  to  implement  {ALGOL  68} 
  on  the  {M-220}. 
 
  ["Application  of  the  Machine-Oriented  Language  Epsilon  to 
  Software  Development",  I.V.  Pottosin  et  al  in  Machine 
  Oriented  Higher  Level  Languages,  W.  van  der  Poel,  N-H  1974, 
  pp  417-434]. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-05-10) 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  epsilon 
 
  1.  A  small  quantity  of  anything  "The  cost  is  epsilon." 
 
  2.  Very  small  negligible;  less  than  {marginal}.  "We  can  get 
  this  feature  for  epsilon  cost." 
 
  3.  "within  epsilon  of":  close  enough  to  be  indistinguishable 
  for  all  practical  purposes,  even  closer  than  being  "within 
  delta  of".  "That's  not  what  I  asked  for  but  it's  within 
  epsilon  of  what  I  wanted."  Alternatively,  it  may  mean  not 
  close  enough,  but  very  little  is  required  to  get  it  there:  "My 
  program  is  within  epsilon  of  working." 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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