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calibrate
  کبیزیدن   
kabizidan

Fr.: étalonner   

To adjust or determine, by comparison with a standard, the response magnitude of a measuring instrument as a function of the input signal. For example, to determine line wavelengths in the spectrum of an astronomical object, or to graduate a hygrometer.

From M.Fr. calibre, via Sp. or It., from Ar. qalib "a mold, last," perhaps from Gk. kalopodion "a shoemaker's last," from kalon "wood" + podos gen. of pous "foot."

Kabizidan, verbal form of kabiz (varianats kaviz, kaviž, kafiz) "a measure for grain, a bushel," from Mid.Pers. kabiz "a grain measure," loaned in Arm. kapic "a grain measure," and in Gk. kapithe, as attested in Xenophon.

calibration
  کبیزش   
kabizeš

Fr.: étalonnage, calibration   

1) The act or process of calibrating or the state of being calibrated.
2) A set of graduations that show positions or values.

Calibration, noun from → calibrate.

Kabizeš, noun from kabizidan, → calibrate.

calibration curve
  خمِ کبیزش   
xam-e kabizeš

Fr.: courbe d'étalonnage   

An empirical curve obtained through appropriate exposures in order to determine the instrument's response. For example, a curve allowing the conversion of relative intensities of an observed object into absolute fluxes, or a curve relating the detector's pixel positions to wavelengths.

calibration; → curve.

calibration error
  ایرنگِ کبیزش   
irang-e kabizeš

Fr.: erreur d'étalonnage   

A systematic error in the constant values to be applied to a measuring instrument.

calibration; → error.

Irang, → error; kabizeš, → calibration.

calibration exposure
  نوردادِ کبیزش   
nurdâd-e kabizeš

Fr.: pose d'étalonnage   

An exposure obtained with an instrument mounted on the telescope using an artificial illuminating source in order to calibrate the instrument.

calibration; → exposure.

Nurdâd, → exposure; kabizeš, → calibration.

calibration lamp
  لامپِ کبیزش   
lâmp-e kabizeš

Fr.: lampe d'étalonnage   

A lamp used for instrument calibration, such as an internal He-Ar arc for wavelength calibration or an external source of light placed in the telescope dome for flat-field exposures.

calibration; lamp, from O.Fr. lampe, L. lampas, from Gk. lampas "torch, lamp, light, meteor," from lampein "to shine."

Kabizeš, → calibration; lâmp, from Fr., as above.

calibrator
  کبیزنده   
kabizandé

Fr.: étalon   

A general term for certain reference astronomical sources that allow determining the characteristics (magnitude, distance, velocity, etc.) of other sources. → primary calibrators, → secondary calibrators.

Calibrator, from → calibrate + → -or.

Kabizandé, agent noun from kabizidan, → calibrate.

call
  ۱) ژاریدن؛ ۲) نامیدن؛ ۳) ژاره، ژار   
1) žâridan; 2) nâmidan; 3) žâre, žâr

Fr.: 1, 2) appeler; 3) appel   

1a) To cry out in a loud voice; shout.
1b) To command or request to come; summon.
1c) To speak loudly, as to attract attention; shout; cry.
2) To name or address (someone) as.
3a) A cry or shout.
3b) The cry or vocal sound of a bird or other animal (Dictionary.com)

M.E. callen, from O.Norse kalla "to call out," cognate with M.Du. kallen "to talk," O.H.G. kallon "to shout," akin to O.E. -calla "herald," Irish gall "swan," O.C.S. glasu "voice".

Žâridan, from žâr, from Oroshori (or Roshorvi) žâr-/žart- "to sound, ring," cognate with Parachi jâr "to say," Ossetic gær, qær "noise, shout," other cognates in Per. âžir "cry, call", qâl, qil "noise, brouhaha," jâr "cry, call", žaqâr, zaqâr "cry, call", payqâre "blame, reproval," gerâmi "dear, beloved," ultimately from Proto-Ir. *uz-garH-, from *garH- "to call, greet," which has also given rise to Av. âγar- "to greet," akin to Skt. gari "to praise, welcome;" L. gratis "welcome;" PIE root gwerH- "to praise, to say."

Callipic period
  دوره‌ی ِ کلیپوسی   
dowre-ye Kalipusi

Fr.: période callipique   

A period of 76 years after which the new and full moons would return to the same day of the solar year. This was intended as an improvement of the → Metonic cycle because the 6940 days of the Metonic cycle exceeded 19 years by about a quarter of a day, and exceeded 235 → lunations by a larger amount of time.

Named after Calippus of Cyzicus (about 370-300 BC), a Greek astronomer and mathematician.

Callisto (Jupiter IV)
  کالیستو   
Kâlisto (#)

Fr.: Callisto   

The eighth of → Jupiter's known moons and the second brightest and the outermost of the four → Galilean satellites. With a diameter of 4800 km (0.38 Earths), Castillo is roughly the same size as Mercury. It orbits Jupiter in 16.689 days at a distance of 1,883,000 km from the planet, beyond Jupiter's main → radiation belts. It is the third largest moon in the entire solar system. Its mass is 10.76 × 1022 kg (about 1.5 Earth Moons) and its mean → surface temperature is -155 °C. The most prominent feature of Callisto is its craters, as it has the most craters of any object in the solar system. Due to its orbit being further away from Jupiter, it is not under the same → tidal heating influences as → Io, → Europa, or → Ganymede. Callisto's thin → atmosphere is composed of → carbon dioxide and likely some → molecular oxygen. Callisto is thought to have formed as a result of slow → accretion from the → protoplanetary disk of gas and dust that surrounded Jupiter after its formation.

Callisto, an attendant of Artemis in Greek mythology. Because of her love affair with Zeus, she was transformed into a bear by Artemis. According to another legend she was changed into a bear by the jealous Hera. Zeus transferred her to the heavens as the → constellation  → Ursa Major (great bear).

calorie (cal)
  کالری   
kâlori (#)

Fr.: calorie   

1) Thermodynamics: The amount of → heat, in the → CGS system, required to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 °C to 15.5 °C at standard pressure. It is equal to 4.1858 → joules, a quantity called the 15° calorie. Also called gram-calorie, small calorie.
2) Physiology: A unit used to express the heat output of an organism and the fuel or energy value of food. It is equal to one kilocalorie.

From Fr. calorie, from L. calor "heat," calidus "warm;" PIE base *kelə- "cold; warm;" Av. sarəta- "cold;" Mod.Pers. sard "cold, cool;" Skt. śiśira- "cold;" Ossetian sald "cold," Lith. šaltas "cold," silti "become warm;" Welsh clyd "cool."

calorimetry
  گرماسنجی   
garmâsanji (#)

Fr.: calorimétrie   

The measurement of the amount of → heat involved in various processes, such as chemical reactions, changes of state, and formation of solutions.

From L. calori- "heat," combining form of calor, → calorie, + → -metry.

Garmâsanji, from garmâ  → heat + -sanji  → -metry.

calve
  گوگیدن   
gugidan

Fr.: vêler   

1) To give birth to a calf.
2) Of a → glacier, to break off so as to give birth to an → iceberg. → glacier calving.

M.E. calven, O.E. (Anglian) *calfian, from → calf.

Gugidan, infinitive from gug "cow, bull," → cow.

Calypso (Saturn XIV)
  کالوپسو   
Kalupso (#)

Fr.: Calypso   

A satellite of Saturn discovered in 1980 on the images taken by Voyager 1. It shares the same orbit as Telesto and Tethys at a distance of 294,660 km and turns around the planet with a period of 1.888 days. It is 34 x 22 x 22 km in size.

In Greek mythology, Calypso was a sea nymph and the daughter of the Titan Atlas.

Camelopardalis
  زرافه   
Zarrâfé (#)

Fr.: Girafe   

The Giraffe. An extended but inconspicuous → constellation near the north celestial pole. Approximate position: R.A. 5 h, Dec. 70°; abbreviation Cam, genitive form Camelopardalis.

M.E., from Medieval L. camlopardus, from L. camelopardalis, from Gk. kamelopardalis, from kamelos "camel" + pardalis, pard "leopard" (because the giraffe has a head like a camel's and the spots of a leopard), from L. pardus, from Gk. pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Skt. prdaku- "leopard, tiger, snake," and Pers. palang "panther."

Zarrâfé "giraffe," from Ar. zarafa, probably from an African language. This term is at the origin of this animal's name in European languages, via It. giraffa. The Pers. name of the animal is: šotor-gâv-palang, from Mid.Pers., composed of šotor "camel" + gâv "ox, bull, cow," → Taurus, + palang "panther."

camera
  کدک   
kadak

Fr.: appareil photo, caméra   

1) An apparatus for recording the light from an object onto a sensitive material, such as film or CCD detector.
2) A device that converts optical images into electrical impulses.

Mod.L. camera obscura "dark chamber" from L. camera "vaulted room," from Gk. kamara "vault," cf. Av. kamarâ- "waist; vault" Mod.Pers. kamar "waist," Skt. kamarati "is vaulted;" PIE base *kam- "to arch."

Kadak "small room," from kad, kadé "room, chamber, habitation, vault, cell, cavern," Mid.Pers. katak, Av. kata- "(small) room, closet, (small) house," cf. Goth. hethjo "small room" O.S. kotici "cavern, nest," PIE *kot(os).

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT)
  تلسکوپ ِ کانادا-فرانسه-هاوایی   
teleskop-e Kânâdâ-Farânsé-Hâvâyi

Fr.: télescope Canada-France-Hawaii   

A 3.6 m optical/infrared telescope jointly owned and operated by the Canadian National Research Council (NRC), the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and the University of Hawaii. It became operational in 1979. The observatory is located atop the summit of Mauna Kea, a 4200 m, dormant volcano located on the island of Hawaii. The Observatory headquarters is located in Waimea (also known as Kamuela by the US Postal Service). Situated at the low latitude of Hawaii (+19° 45'), there is a fairly large sky overlapping with that of the → European Southern Observatory (ESO)  → La Silla observatory (δ = -29° 15'). The point where an object is seen at the same → zenith distance from La Silla and from Mauna Kea, when it crosses the meridian, is δ =-5°. Taking into consideration also the difference in elevation between the observatories, the → declination at which one has equal air mass is moved down to δ =-18°. The extreme limit of observing from Mauna Kea is -60° (10° above horizon) but all programs below -20° are most efficiently carried out from ESO.

Canada, from the St. Lawrence Iroquoian word kanata, meaning "village" or "settlement;" France, from the L. Francia "country of the Franks;" Hawaii, named for Hawai'iloa, a legendary figure from Hawaiian mytholgy; → telescope.

cancel
  فاتریدن   
fâtaridan

Fr.: barrer, rayer   

To make void; revoke; annul.

M.E. cancellen, from M.L. cancellare "to cross out," from L. cancellare "to make like a lattice," from cancelli "lattice, grating."

Fâtaridan, from Sogd. fâtar "to remove, to set aside," from *fra-taraya-, from *tar- "to cross" (Cheung 2007), → trans-.

Cancer
  خرچنگ   
Xarcang (#)

Fr.: Cancer   

The Crab. The dimmest → constellation of the → Zodiac, located in the northern hemisphere at approximately R.A. 8 h and Dec. +20°. The main feature of the constellation is the open cluster → Praesepe (M 44). Abbreviation: Cnc; genitive form: Cancri.

Cancer,from L., from Gk. karkinos; PIE base *qarq- "to be hard" (like the shell of a crab); cf. Skt. karkatah "crab," karkarah "hard."
In Gk. mythology the Crab was sent by the goddess Hera to bite Hercules in the midst of the struggle with → Hydra, but Hercules crushed the crustacean with his heel. Hera rewarded the Crab by placing it in the → Zodiac.

Xarcang "crab," from Mid.Pers. karcang, cf. Lori qerženg from kar-, qer- + cang, ženg "claw." The component xar/qer may be related to Av. xruta-, xraoždva- "hard," as in xruždisma- "hard ground" (from xruždi- + zam-), and to the PIE *qarq- "to be hard." In that case, the Pers. term for crab would literally mean "hard claw."

Cancer, Tropic of
  هورگردِ خرچنگ   
Hurgard-e Xarcang

Fr.: Tropique du Cancer   

Tropic of Cancer.

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