omicron

noun
om·​i·​cron | \ ˈä-mə-ˌkrän How to pronounce omicron (audio) , ˈō-, British ō-ˈmī-(ˌ)krän How to pronounce omicron (audio) \

Definition of omicron

: the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet — see Alphabet Table

First Known Use of omicron

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omicron

Middle English, from Greek o mikron, literally, small o

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“Omicron.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/omicron. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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