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Definitions for omicron
ˈɒm ɪˌkrɒn, ˈoʊ mɪ-omi·cron

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omicronnoun

    the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet

Wiktionary

  1. omicronnoun

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

Wikipedia

  1. Omicron

    Omicron (; uppercase Ο, lowercase ο, literally 'small o': όμικρον from ὂ μικρόν ò mikrón, micron meaning 'small' in contrast to omega) is the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 70. This letter is derived from the Phoenician letter ayin: . In classical Greek, omicron represented the sound [o] in contrast to omega [ɔː] and ου [oː]. In modern Greek, omicron represents the mid back rounded vowel /o̞/ , the same sound as omega. Letters that arose from omicron include Roman O and Cyrillic O.

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Omicron

    ō-mī′kron, n. the short o in the Greek alphabet.

Editors Contribution

  1. OMICRON

    The Omicron Star System According To Astrology Is A Representative Of The Serpent Being Crowned.

    Occultism

    Submitted by mikelisa1979 on December 15, 2021  

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  1. moronic, oncomir

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of omicron in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of omicron in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of omicron in a Sentence

  1. Anthony Fauci:

    Our experience with variants such as the Delta variant is that even though the vaccine isn't specifically targeted to the Delta variant, when you get a high enough level of an immune response, you get spillover protection, even against a variant that the vaccine wasn't specifically directed at, that's the reason why we feel even though we don't have a lot of data on it, there's every reason to believe that that kind of increase that you get with the boost would be helpful, at least in preventing severe disease of a variant like Omicron.

  2. Jessica Brown:

    With the Omicron surge, a lot of childcare centers were already understaffed, and so they don't have the people to cover when employees are absent.

  3. James Naismith:

    The study is rigorous but it is early( thus might change a bit with more data and more studies will report in the weeks ahead). It should be noted that some South African scientists have been saying Omicron was milder for some time, although two thirds reduction is significant, Omicron can cause severe illness in the doubly vaccinated. Thus, if Omicron continues to double every few days, it could generate many more hospitalisations than Delta from the double vaccinated population.

  4. Shigeru Omi:

    We want to believe the omicron cases could be mild, but its fast-paced infections could quickly multiply the number of patients and could still overwhelm hospitals.

  5. Anthony Fauci:

    We knew that it was just a matter of time before the first case of omicron would be detected in the United States.

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