phi

noun
\ˈfī \

Definition of phi 

: the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet — see Alphabet Table

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Other things that have zero phi, according to Tononi, include collectives of sentient individuals, such as corporations or the United States. Jason Pontin, WIRED, "How Do You Know You Are Reading This?," 2 Apr. 2018 CLE +250 LAL +275 BOS +700 HOU/SAS +1000 MIN +1400 PHI +1600 MIA +2500 GSW +2800 — OddsShark (@OddsShark) August 17, 2017 3. Charles Curtis, USA TODAY, "Why the Cavaliers aren't trading LeBron James," 18 Aug. 2017 Phi, to put it in numbers, is: Phi = φ = 1.61803398874989484820458683436563811772… and so on. Curtis Silver, WIRED, "The Sound of Phi (the Golden Ratio)," 18 June 2012

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First Known Use of phi

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for phi

Middle Greek, from Greek phei

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The first known use of phi was in the 15th century

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