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set theory
  نگره‌ی ِ هنگرد   
negare-ye hangard

Fr.: théorie des ensembles   

The branch of mathematics that studies sets. Set theory is closely associated with the branch of mathematics known as logic. It was initiated by the German mathematician Georg Cantor (1845-1918).

set; → theory.

set up
  بربشتیدن   
barbeštidan

Fr.: installer   

To install and configure hardware and software on a computer.

Verb of → setup.

setting
  ۱) فروشد؛ ۲) بشته   
1) forušod (#); 2) bešte

Fr.: 1) coucher; 2) configuration, réglage   

1) The act of setting; the appearance of a → celestial body below the → horizon. Opposite of → rising.
2) A change in a software program or hardware device that adjusts it to the user's preference. For example, date and time setting, language setting, display setting, font setting, etc.

set; → -ing.

setting circles
  دایره‌های ِ آماج‌گیری   
dâyerehâ-ye âmaj-giri

Fr.: cercles de pointage   

Two graduated disks attached to the right ascension and declination axis of an equatorial mount used in amateur astronomy that help an observer find astronomical objects in the sky by their equatorial coordinates.

M.E.; O.E. settan "cause to sit, put in some place, fix firmly" (cf. O.N. setja, O.Fris. setta, Du. zetten, Ger. setzen); → circle.

Dâyeré, → circle; âmâj-giri "taking aim," from âmâj "aim, target," → point + giri "taking" (vebal noun of gereftan "to take, seize, hold;" Mid.Pers. griftan, gir- "to take, hold, restrain;" O.Pers./Av. grab- "to take, seize," cf. Skt. grah-, grabh- "to seize, take," graha- "seizing, holding, perceiving," M.L.G. grabben "to grab," from P.Gmc. *grab, E. grab "to take or grasp suddenly;" PIE *ghrebh- "to seize").

settle
  ۱) نیاشاندن؛ ۲) نیاشیدن   
1) niyâšândan; 2) niyâšidan

Fr.: 1) stabiliser, régler, mettre en ordre, calmer; 2) se dépose, retomber, s'apaiser, s'installer   

1) (tr.) To put in order; arrange in a desired state or condition.
2) (intr.) To come to rest or a halt. To become fixed in a particular place, direction, etc. (Dictionary.com).

M.E. set(t)len, O.E. setlan "to place," derivative of setl "a seat; stall; position, abode;" related to sittan "to sit," from Proto-Germanic *setla- (cognates: Middle Low German, Middle Dutch setel, Dutch zetel, German Sessel, Gothic sitls), from PIE *sedla- (cognates: L. sella "seat, chair," O.C.S. sedlo "saddle," O.E. sadol "saddle"), from root *sed-.

Niyâšidan, from Yidghda niâst- , Munji niôst- "to sit down;" Nâini âš-/âšis- "to become seated;" Baluci ništ, related to nešastan "to sit down," → sit (see also → reside); ultimately from Proto-Ir. *had- "to sit, be setaed."

settled disk
  گرده‌ی ِ نیاشیده   
gerde-ye niyâšidé

Fr.: disque stabilisé   

A → galactic disk that has undergone → disk settling.

settle; → disk.

settling
  نیاشش   
niyâšeš

Fr.: stabilisation; dépose   

The act of a person or thing that settles. → disk settling, → dust settling.

settle; → -ing.

setup
  بربشت   
barbešt

Fr.: installation   

1) The process of connecting and preparing a software program, hardware device, or computer to function properly. Setup is a file commonly called "setup.exe" that is executed to begin installing a software program onto a computer. See also → set up.
2) Equipment designed for a particular purpose; an apparatus.
3) The fashion in which something is organized or arranged.

set; → up.

Barbešt, from prefix bar-, → on-.

seven
  هفت   
haft (#)

Fr.: sept   

A → cardinal number between → six and → eight.

From M.E. seoven(e), seofne, seven, O.E. seofon, cognate with M.Du. seven, Du. zeven, O.H.G. sibun, Ger. sieben, related to Pers. haft, as below, from PIE *septm "seven."

Haft, from Mid.Pers. haft, Av. hapta Skt. sapta, Gk. hepta, L. septem.

sexagesimal
  شست-شستی   
šast-šasti (#)

Fr.: sexagésimal   

Relating to, or based on, the number 60.

From M.L. sexagesimalis, from L. sexagesimus "sixtieth," from sexaginta "sixty."

Šast-šasti, from Šast, → sixty.

sexagesimal system
  راژمان ِ شست-شستی   
râžmân-e šast-šasti

Fr.: système sexagésimal   

A number system whose base is 60. It originated with the ancient Sumerians around 2000 B.C., was transmitted to the Babylonians, and is still used in modified form for measuring time, angles, and geographic coordinates.

sexagesimal; → system.

Sextans
  ششکان   
Šešakân

Fr.: Sextant   

The Sextant. An inconspicuous constellation located on the celestial equator at 10h 20m, 0° declination. Its brightest star, Alpha Sextantis is of 4th magnitude. It was introduced in the 17th century by Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687). Abbreviation: Sex; genitive: Sextantis.

The name is L. for → sextant, an instrument that Hevelius made frequent use of in his observations.

sextant
  ششکان   
šešakân

Fr.: sextant   

An instrument used mainly in nautical astronomy to determine the angular distances of celestial bodies above the horizon. The sextant consists of a 60° graduated arc, or limb, a small telescope, and two mirrors. Only half of one of the mirrors, the horizon glass, is silvered and, like the telescope, it is fastened to the frame supporting the limb. The other mirror, the index mirror, moves with an index arm pivoted at the center of the arc. The index arm is equipped with a → vernier which moves along the limb. An object in direction S can be observed in the telescope through the un-silvered portion of the horizon glass. By moving the index arm, the second object S' is made to coincide with S in the telescope. According to the law of reflection, the angle between S and S' is double the angle between the mirrors. The angular distance between the objects can therefore be obtained from the measurement of angles between the planes of the mirrors.

From Mod.L. sextans, from L. sextans "a sixth," from sexsix.

Šešakân, from šešak "a sixth," from šeš, → six + -ak, contraction of yak "one," (Mid.Pers. êwak; Proto-Iranian *aiua-ka-; O.Pers. aiva- "one, alone;" Av. aēuua- "one, alone" (cf. Skt. éka- "one, alone, single;" Gk. oios "alone, lonely;" L. unus "one;" E. one) + -ân nuance suffix.

sextet
  شش‌تایه   
šeštâyé

Fr.: sextet   

Any group or set of six. → Seyfert's sextet.

From Latinized sestet, from It. sestetto, diminutive of sesto "sixth," from L. sextus "sixth," from sex, → six.

Šeštâyé, from šeš, → six, + "fold, plait, ply; piece, part" (Mid.Pers. tâg "piece, part") + -(y)é nuance suffix.

sextuplet
  ششتایی   
šeštâyi

Fr.: sextuplet   

A group or combination of six objects, such as the → Mizar and the → Castor star systems.

From sextuple, from L. sext(us) "sixth," → six, + et

Seyfert galaxy
  کهکشان ِ سیفرت   
kahkešân-e Seyfert

Fr.: galaxie de Seyfert   

A member of an important class of → active galaxies which are characterized by the presence of an intensely bright nucleus in the optical wavelengths (109-1012Lsun) displaying emission spectral lines. The presence of these emission features, which are not seen in the spectra of normal galaxies, indicates a very high degree of ionization. Moreover, the nucleus radiates → non-thermal  → continuum emission extending over the whole electromagnetic spectrum. It is thought that a → massive black hole in the nucleus of a galaxy accretes gas (→ accretion) from its surrounding environment to power Seyfert galaxies. These galaxies are divided into two types according to the width of their spectral lines. Type 1 Seyfert (Sy 1) galaxies have very broad emission lines (103- 104 km s-1), while Type 2 Seyferts (Sy 2) show relatively narrow lines (several hundred km s-1). These spectral differences may be the result of viewing the nucleus from different angles. A Type 2 Seyfert galaxy may be a mostly edge-on view of matter spiraling in toward the supermassive black hole, whereas a Type 1 Seyfert provides a more pole-on view, allowing us to see the more turbulent region around the black hole.

Named after Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911-1960), the American astronomer who first identified this type of galaxies in 1943; → galaxy.

Seyfert's sextet
  شش‌تایه‌ی ِ سیفرت   
Šeštâye-ye Seyfert

Fr.: Sextette de Seyfert   

A group of galaxies about 190 million → light-years away in the head portion of the constellation → Serpens. The group appears to contain six members, but actually contains only four → interacting galaxies. A face-on → spiral galaxy lies in the distant background and appears only by chance aligned with the main group. Also, a prominent condensation is likely not a separate galaxy, but a → tidal tail of stars flung out by the galaxies' gravitational interactions. The interacting galaxies are tightly packed into a region around 100,000 light-years across, comparable to the size of our own Milky Way galaxy, making this one of the densest known galaxy groups.

Discovered by the American astronomer Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911-1960) using photographic plates made at the Barnard Observatory of Vanderbilt University. → sextet.

Sgr A*
     
Sgr A*

Fr.: Sgr A*   

The object identified as the Galactic → supermassive black hole.

Sagittarius A (Sgr A).

Sgr A* cluster
  خوشه‌ی ِ *Sgr A   
xuše-ye Sgr A*

Fr.: amas Sgr A*   

Same as → S cluster.

Sgr A*; → cluster.

Sh2-279
     
Sh2-279

Fr.: Sh2-279   

A large → H II region in the north part of → Orion's Sword composed of reflection and emission components ( → reflection nebula, → emission nebula). It includes NGC 1977, NGC 1975, and NGC 1973, separated from each other by a → dark nebula which resembles a running man, as well as the → open cluster NGC 1981. NGC 1977, the designation some sources use to describe the entire complex, is the largest and brightest nebulous component first described by Herschel in 1786. The nebula is approximately 40 arcmin in apparent diameter, and 1,500 → light-years distant.

Nebula number 279 in the second edition of the → Sharpless catalog.

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