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n. - The 20th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Usage examples (22)
  • Note that the scribe wrote an ancient variant of upside-down upsilon for "five" which is attested elsewhere in Etruscan.
  • Scientists recently made sense of an odd jiggle in upsilon andromedae: the wobble's caused by three giant planets orbiting the star.
  • Under the lower jaw is a little horseshoe shaped bone called the hyoid bone, because it is shaped like the Greek letter upsilon (Υ).
  • Greeks pronounce the letters alpha upsilon, or au, as "aff" or "av." for more
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