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- α (alpha) : A quite buggy version of software.
- β (beta) : A prerelease (but not so buggy) version of software.
- γ (gamma) : Something you correct when it's too dark.
- δ (delta) : A small change in something.
- ε (epsilon) : A very (very) small quantity.
- ζ (zeta) : No meaning to me: it's up for grabs! But it's one of the squiggles, so hard to disambiguate.
- &eta: (eta) : Nowt here either. Too easy to confuse with n.
- θ (theta) : Any old angle. Or temperature. A stalwart friend.
- ι (iota) : Too boring to mean anything technical.
- κ (kappa) : Apart from it being some sort of Japanese water-creature, I don't know of anything…
- λ (lambda) : An unnamed function. Oh and a half-life.
- μ (mu) : Micro-prefix.
- ν (nu) : Nowt. Too easy to confuse with v.
- ξ (xi) : Another squiggly. No use.
- ο (omicron) : Seems like I should use it. So that when people ask me what “o” is, I can say “It's omicron, actually.”
- π (pi) : Ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter.
- ρ (rho) : Density.
- σ (sigma) : Standard deviation. Needs to be put to another use because this one's fun to write, with its little tail.
- τ (tau) : Torque.
- υ (upsilon) : Another useless letter.
- φ (phi) : θ's big brother – the other angle in a spherical coordinate system. Or the golden ratio. This is one of the cooler ones.
- χ (chi) : Vaguely aware of some statistics thing called the χ-square test. And a bit of a Christian overtone to it. Neither of which endear this letter to me.
- ψ (psi) : Tries to be as cool as φ but falls short. I discard it.
- ω (omega) : Angular velocity.