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 for delta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Delta \Del"ta\, n.; pl. Deltas. [Gr. de`lta, the name of the
     fourth letter of the Greek alphabet (the capital form of
     which is [Delta], Eng. D), from the Ph[oe]nician name of the
     corresponding letter. The Greeks called the alluvial deposit
     at the mouth of the Nile, from its shape, the Delta of the
     Nile.]
     1. The fourth letter of the Greek alphabet ([Delta] [delta]),
        corresponding to D. Hence, an object having the shape of
        the capital [Delta].
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. A tract of land shaped like the letter delta ([Delta]),
        especially when the land is alluvial and inclosed between
        two or more mouths of a river; as, the delta of the
        Ganges, of the Nile, or of the Mississippi.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Elec.) The closed figure produced by connecting three
        coils or circuits successively, end for end, esp. in a
        three-phase system; -- often used attributively, as delta
        winding, delta connection (which see), etc.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  delta
      n 1: a low triangular area of alluvial deposits where a river
           divides before entering a larger body of water; "the
           Mississippi River delta"; "the Nile delta"
      2: an object shaped like an equilateral triangle
      3: the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  92 Moby Thesaurus words for "delta":
     V, alkali flat, alluvial plain, basin, bill, bottomland, branch,
     breakwater, bushveld, campo, cape, champaign, champaign country,
     chersonese, coastal plain, coral reef, crotch, crutch, desert,
     down, downs, fan, fell, flat, flat country, flatland, flats,
     foreland, fork, furcula, furculum, grass veld, grassland, groin,
     head, headland, heath, hook, inguen, lande, level, llano, lowland,
     lowlands, lunar mare, mare, mesa, mesilla, moor, moorland, mull,
     naze, ness, offshoot, open country, pampa, pampas, peneplain,
     peninsula, plain, plains, plateau, playa, point, prairie,
     promontory, prong, ramification, reef, salt flat, salt marsh,
     salt pan, sandspit, savanna, sebkha, spit, spur, stem, steppe,
     table, tableland, tongue, tree veld, trident, tundra, upland, vega,
     veld, weald, wide-open spaces, wishbone, wold
  
  

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014) :

  DELTA
         Developing European Learning through Technology Advance
         

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  delta
   n.
  
      1. [techspeak] A quantitative change, especially a small or incremental one
      (this use is general in physics and engineering). ?I just doubled the speed
      of my program!? ?What was the delta on program size?? ?About 30 percent.?
      (He doubled the speed of his program, but increased its size by only 30
      percent.)
  
      2. [Unix] A diff, especially a diff stored under the set of
      version-control tools called SCCS (Source Code Control System) or RCS
      (Revision Control System).
  
      3. n. A small quantity, but not as small as epsilon. The jargon usage of
      delta and epsilon stems from the traditional use of these letters in
      mathematics for very small numerical quantities, particularly in
      ?epsilon-delta? proofs in limit theory (as in the differential calculus).
      The term delta is often used, once epsilon has been mentioned, to mean
      a quantity that is slightly bigger than epsilon but still very small. ?
      The cost isn't epsilon, but it's delta? means that the cost isn't totally
      negligible, but it is nevertheless very small. Common constructions include
      within delta of ?, within epsilon of ?: that is, ?close to? and ?even
      closer to?.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Delta
  
     
  
     1. An expression-based language developed by J.C. Cleaveland
     in 1978.
  
     2. A string-processing language with single-character commands
     from Tandem Computers.
  
     3. A language for system specification of simulation
     execution.
  
     ["System Description and the DELTA Language",
     E. Holback-Hansen et al, DELTA Proj Rep 4, Norweg Comput Ctr,
     Feb 1977].
  
     4. A COBOL generating language produced by Delta Software
     http://delta-software.de/)">Entwicklung GmbH (http://delta-software.de/).
  
     (2000-08-02)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  delta
  within delta of
  
     1. A quantitative change, especially a small or incremental
     one (this use is general in physics and engineering).  "I just
     doubled the speed of my program!"  "What was the delta on
     program size?"  "About 30 percent."  (He doubled the speed of
     his program, but increased its size by only 30 percent.)
  
     2. [Unix] A diff, especially a diff stored under the set
     of version-control tools called SCCS (Source Code Control
     System) or RCS (Revision Control System).  See change
     management.
  
     3. A small quantity, but not as small as epsilon.  The
     jargon usage of delta and epsilon stems from the
     traditional use of these letters in mathematics for very small
     numerical quantities, particularly in "epsilon-delta" proofs
     in limit theory (as in the differential calculus).  The term
     delta is often used, once epsilon has been mentioned, to
     mean a quantity that is slightly bigger than epsilon but
     still very small.  "The cost isn't epsilon, but it's delta"
     means that the cost isn't totally negligible, but it is
     nevertheless very small.  Common constructions include "within
     delta of ---", "within epsilon of ---": that is, "close to"
     and "even closer to".
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2000-08-02)
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Delta -- U.S. County in Michigan
     Population (2000):    38520
     Housing Units (2000): 19223
     Land area (2000):     1170.025159 sq. miles (3030.351121 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    821.558454 sq. miles (2127.826538 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1991.583613 sq. miles (5158.177659 sq. km)
     Located within:       Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
     Location:             45.877369 N, 86.946619 W
     Headwords:
      Delta
      Delta, MI
      Delta County
      Delta County, MI
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Delta -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    5327
     Housing Units (2000): 2410
     Land area (2000):     277.075228 sq. miles (717.621515 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.841580 sq. miles (2.179681 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    277.916808 sq. miles (719.801196 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             33.388817 N, 95.710045 W
     Headwords:
      Delta
      Delta, TX
      Delta County
      Delta County, TX
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Delta -- U.S. County in Colorado
     Population (2000):    27834
     Housing Units (2000): 12374
     Land area (2000):     1142.106394 sq. miles (2958.041854 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    6.416581 sq. miles (16.618868 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    1148.522975 sq. miles (2974.660722 sq. km)
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             38.814325 N, 107.911736 W
     Headwords:
      Delta
      Delta, CO
      Delta County
      Delta County, CO
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, CO -- U.S. city in Colorado
     Population (2000):    6400
     Housing Units (2000): 2749
     Land area (2000):     5.318651 sq. miles (13.775241 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.201126 sq. miles (0.520914 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    5.519777 sq. miles (14.296155 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19850
     Located within:       Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
     Location:             38.740879 N, 108.063423 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     81416
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, CO
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio
     Population (2000):    2930
     Housing Units (2000): 1193
     Land area (2000):     2.600604 sq. miles (6.735532 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.600604 sq. miles (6.735532 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            21616
     Located within:       Ohio (OH), FIPS 39
     Location:             41.575090 N, 84.002477 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     43515
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, OH
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, PA -- U.S. borough in Pennsylvania
     Population (2000):    741
     Housing Units (2000): 324
     Land area (2000):     0.266230 sq. miles (0.689533 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.266230 sq. miles (0.689533 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            18800
     Located within:       Pennsylvania (PA), FIPS 42
     Location:             39.727207 N, 76.325668 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     17314
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, PA
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    410
     Housing Units (2000): 191
     Land area (2000):     0.998534 sq. miles (2.586190 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.998534 sq. miles (2.586190 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19855
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.324112 N, 92.329481 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     52550
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, IA
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana
     Population (2000):    239
     Housing Units (2000): 111
     Land area (2000):     2.978267 sq. miles (7.713676 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.145765 sq. miles (0.377530 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.124032 sq. miles (8.091206 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            20330
     Located within:       Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22
     Location:             32.321342 N, 90.936544 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, LA
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, UT -- U.S. city in Utah
     Population (2000):    3209
     Housing Units (2000): 1106
     Land area (2000):     3.151247 sq. miles (8.161691 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    3.151247 sq. miles (8.161691 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            18910
     Located within:       Utah (UT), FIPS 49
     Location:             39.353145 N, 112.573656 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     84624
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, UT
      Delta
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Delta, MO -- U.S. city in Missouri
     Population (2000):    517
     Housing Units (2000): 222
     Land area (2000):     0.440008 sq. miles (1.139616 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.440008 sq. miles (1.139616 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            19072
     Located within:       Missouri (MO), FIPS 29
     Location:             37.197371 N, 89.738757 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     63744
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Delta, MO
      Delta
  

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