zeta

noun
ze·​ta | \ ˈzā-tə How to pronounce zeta (audio) , ˈzē-\

Definition of zeta

: the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet — see Alphabet Table

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Wigner matrices and zeta functions may then just be different representations of this structure. Natalie Wolchover, WIRED, "In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge," 6 Feb. 2013

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First Known Use of zeta

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for zeta

Greek zēta

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