\ˈiː], \ˈiː], \ˈiː]\
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the fifth letter in our own and the cognate alphabets, with four sounds--e.g. e in evil, i in England, u in the last syllable of eleven, Italian e in prey. A subscript e is commonly used to lengthen the previous vowel, as in not, note; bit, bite; (mus.) the third note or sound of the natural diatonic scale, and the third above the tonic C.
By Thomas Davidson
Abbreviation for emmetropia
Abbreviation for electro-motive force.
[Latin] See Ex-.
By Alexander Duane
L. prefix, = from, out of and with intens. force ; added to official titles, it denotes one who used to hold the office indicated, as ex-premier.
The fifth letter in the Greek and other allied alphabets ; denotes, as a Latin number, 250. In Music, it marks a note of the scale corresponding to the mi of the French and Italians.
By Henry Percy Smith
The second vowel and the fifth letter of the English alphabet. At the end of words it is usually silent, but serves to indicate that the preceding vowel has a long sound, where otherwise it would be short, as in mane, cane, mete. It has a lung sound, as in me, here; a short sound, as in men, met and a sound like a, as in there, prey. As a prefix, it has a privative meaning, noting from or out of;â€”as a numeral, it stands for 250;â€”it is the third tone of the model diatonic scale: (E flat) is a tone intermediate between D and E.