A cardinal number whose symbol is 5, V, or
Five, from O.E. fif, from P.Gmc. *fimfe (cf. O.S. fif, O.H.G. funf), from PIE *penkwe "five;" cognate with Pers. panj, as below.
Panj, from Mid.Pers. panj; Av. panca; cf. Skt. páñca; Gk. pente; L. quinque; E. five, as above.
Fr.: système à cinq couleurs
A photometric system which uses five filters, from ultraviolet to the red part of the visual spectrum: U, B, V, R and I.
Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)
The 500 m diameter → radio telescope which is the largest → single-dish antenna in the world. It is an Arecibo type telescope nestled within a natural basin in China's remote and mountainous Dawodang, Kedu Town, in southeastern China's Guizhou Province. The → reflector consists of 4,450 triangular panels, each with a side length of 11 m. More than 2,000 → actuators are used, according to the feedback from the measuring system, to deform the whole reflector surface and directly correct for → spherical aberration. Several detectors are used to cover a frequency range of 70 MHz to 3 GHz.