Definitions for omicronˈɒm ɪˌkrɒn, ˈoʊ mɪ-

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  1. omicron(noun)

    the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet

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  1. omicron(Noun)

    the name for the 15th letter of Classical and Modern Greek. The 16th in Ancient and Old Greek.

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  1. Omicron

    Omicron is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 70. It is rarely used in mathematics because it is indistinguishable from the Latin letters O, o and easily confused with the digit 0. This letter is derived from the Phoenician letter ayin . In classical Greek, omicron represented the sound in contrast to omega and ου. In modern Greek, omicron represents the sound. Letters that arose from omicron include Roman O and Cyrillic O. In Unicode the capital letter is codepoint U+039F and the lowercase is U+03BF. The upper-case letter of omicron was originally used in mathematics as a symbol for Big O notation, representing the asymptotic rate of growth of a function.

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  1. moronic, oncomir


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