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Electronic: e-cash; e-cigarette; e-tickets; e-waste.
[e(lectronic), on the model of e-mail.]
prefix forming verbs and verbal derivatives
1. out: eviscerate; egest.
2. away: elapse; elongate.
3. outside: evaginate.
4. completely: evaporate.
5. without: ebracteate.
[from Latin ē away; related to ex-1]
(Electronics) electronic, indicating the involvement of the internet: e-business; e-money.
(Cookery) used with numbers indicating a standardized system within the European Union, as of recognized food additives or standard pack sizes. See also E number
n., pl. or E's, es e's.
1. the fifth letter of the English alphabet, a vowel.
2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.
3. something having the shape of an E.
4. a written or printed representation of the letter E or e.
1. the fifth in order or in a series.
2. (sometimes l.c.) (in some grading systems) a grade or mark indicating that a student's work is in need of improvement in order to be passing.
a. the third note of the ascending C major scale.
b. a tonality having E as the tonic.
5. Biochem. glutamic acid.
a transcendental constant equal to 2.7182818 …, used as the base of natural logarithms; the limit of the expression (1 + 1/n)n as n approaches infinity.
(used in combination)
1. electronic: e-mail; E-text.
2. online: e-banking.
var. of ex- 1 , occurring in words of Latin origin before consonants other than c, f, p, q, s, and t: emit.
2. Football. end.
6. Baseball. error.