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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
E
n
  1. a fat-soluble vitamin that is essential for normal reproduction; an important antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body
    Synonym(s): vitamin E, tocopherol, E
  2. a radioactive transuranic element produced by bombarding plutonium with neutrons
    Synonym(s): einsteinium, Es, E, atomic number 99
  3. the cardinal compass point that is at 90 degrees
    Synonym(s): east, due east, eastward, E
  4. the base of the natural system of logarithms; approximately equal to 2.718282...
  5. the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
    Synonym(s): E, e
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   d8Notopodium \[d8]No`to*po"di*um\, n.; pl. L. {Notopodia}, {E}.
      {Notopodiums}. [NL., fr. Gr. [?] the back + [?], [?], the
      foot.] (Zo[94]l.)
      The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See {Parapodium}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   d8Amt \[d8]Amt\, n.; pl. {Amter}, {E}. {Amts}. [Dan. & Norw.,
      fr. G.]
      An administrative territorial division in Denmark and Norway.
  
               Each of the provinces [of Denmark] is divided into
               several amts, answering . . . to the English hundreds.
                                                                              --Encyc. Brit.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   E \E\ ([emac]).
      1. The fifth letter of the English alphabet.
  
      Note: It derives its form, name, and value from the Latin,
               the form and value being further derived from the
               Greek, into which it came from the Ph[d2]nician, and
               ultimately, probably, from the Egyptian. Its
               etymological relations are closest with the vowels i,
               a, and o, as illustrated by to fall, to fell; man, pl.
               men; drink, drank, drench; dint, dent; doom, deem;
               goose, pl. geese; beef, OF. boef, L. bos; and E. cheer,
               OF. chiere, LL. cara.
  
      Note: The letter e has in English several vowel sounds, the
               two principal being its long or name sound, as in eve,
               me, and the short, as in end, best. Usually at the end
               of words it is silent, but serves to indicate that the
               preceding vowel has its long sound, where otherwise it
               would be short, as in m[be]ne, c[be]ne, m[emac]te,
               which without the final e would be pronounced m[acr]n,
               c[acr]n, m[ecr]t. After c and g, the final e indicates
               that these letters are to be pronounced as s and j;
               respectively, as in lace, rage. See Guide to
               Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 74-97.
  
      2. (Mus.) E is the third tone of the model diatonic scale.
            E[flat] (E flat) is a tone which is intermediate between D
            and E.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   E- \E-\
      A Latin prefix meaning out, out of, from; also, without. See
      {Ex-}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Medium \Me"di*um\, n.; pl. L. {Media}, {E}. {Mediums}. [L.
      medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See {Mid}, and cf.
      {Medius}.]
      1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things;
            intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically:
            (a) Middle place or degree; mean.
  
                           The just medium . . . lies between pride and
                           abjection.                                    --L'Estrange.
            (b) (Math.) See {Mean}.
            (c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that
                  by which the extremes are brought into connection.
  
      2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from
            one thing to another; as, air is the common medium of
            sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action
            occurs; necessary means of motion or action; that through
            or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried
            on; specifically, in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc.,
            a person through whom the action of another being is said
            to be manifested and transmitted.
  
                     Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause
                     a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.
                                                                              --Bacon.
  
                     I must bring together All these extremes; and must
                     remove all mediums.                           --Denham.
  
      3. An average. [R.]
  
                     A medium of six years of war, and six years of
                     peace.                                                --Burke.
  
      4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain
            sizes. See {Paper}.
  
      5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are
            ground and prepared for application.
  
      {Circulating medium}, a current medium of exchange, whether
            coin, bank notes, or government notes.
  
      {Ethereal medium} (Physics), the ether.
  
      {Medium of exchange}, that which is used for effecting an
            exchange of commodities -- money or current
            representatives of money.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
   E
  
      1. An extension of {C++} with {database} types and
      {persistent} {object}s.   E is a powerful and flexible
      {procedural} programming language.   It is used in the {Exodus}
      database system.
  
      See also {GNU E}.
  
      {(ftp://ftp.cs.wisc.edu/exodus/E/)}.
  
      ["Persistence in the E Language: Issues and Implementation",
      J.E. Richardson et al, Soft Prac & Exp 19(12):1115-1150 (Dec
      1989)].
  
      2. A {procedural language} by Wouter van
      Oortmerssen with {semantics} similar to {C}.   E features
      lists, low-level {polymorphism}, {exception} handling, quoted
      expressions, {pattern matching} and {object} {inheritance}.
      {Amiga E} is a version for the {Amiga}.
  
      (1999-10-05)
  
  
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