Adjective "eta" definition and examples

(Eta may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌiːtiːˈeɪ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The seventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Η, η), transliterated as ‘e’ or ‘ē’.
  1. 'This complex contains eight different homologous subunits, alpha, beta, gamma, delta, epsilon, zeta, eta, and theta.'
  2. 'That galaxy is just a little more than one degree east of Eta Piscium.'
  3. 'The striking picture reveals an eclectic mix of embryonic stars living in the tattered neighborhood of one of the most famous massive stars in our Milky Way galaxy, Eta Carinae.'
  4. 'On the night of 10 September 1784, the English astronomer Edward Pigott noticed variations in the brightness of Eta Aquilae, a star lying in the constellation Aquila.'

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    More definitions

    1. the seventh letter of the Greek alphabet (H, η).

    2. the vowel sound represented by this letter.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "weeks can be eta."

    Origin

    From Greek ēta.