The → SI unit of → luminous intensity in a given direction; symbol cd. It is defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the → luminous efficacy of → monochromatic radiation of → frequency 540 × 1012 Hz, Kcd, to be 683 when expressed in the unit lm W-1, which is equal to cd sr W-1, or cd sr kg-1 m-2 s3, where the kilogram, meter and second are defined in terms of → Planck's constant (h), → velocity of light (c), and ΔνCs.
From L. candela, → candle.
1) An applicant or suitable person for a position.
From L. candidatus "clothed in white" (reference to the white togas worn by those seeking office), from candidus "shining white," from candere "to shine," cf. Skt. cand- "to shine," candra "bright; the Moon;" PIE base *kand- "to glow, to shine."
Nâmzad, literally "nominated," from nâm, → name, + zad, p.p. of zadan "to strike" (Mid.Pers. zatan, žatan, O.Pers./Av. jan-, gan- "to strike, hit, smite, kill," Skt. han- "to strike, beat," Gk. theinein "to strike," L. fendere "to strike, push," Gmc *gundjo "war, battle;" PIE *gwhen- "to strike, kill").
Fr.: bougie, chandelle
1) A cylinder or block of wax, tallow, or other fatty substance with a central wick,
which is burned to produce light.
M.E., O.E. candel, from L. candela "a light, torch," from candere "to shine," candidus "shining white" (E. candidate); cf. Skt. cand- "to shine, to glow," candati "shines," candra- "shining, glowing, the Moon;" Gk. kandaros "coal;" PIE base *kand- "to glow, to shine."
Šam', loan from Ar.
Tâzi (#), Sagân-e Tâzi (#)
Fr.: Chiens de chasse
The Hunting Dogs. A small → constellation in the northern hemisphere at approximate position: R.A. 7h, Dec. +40°. Abbreviation: CVn, genitive form: Canum Venaticorum.
L. Canes Venatic from canes, pl. of canis "dog" + venatici, pl. of venaticus "hunting." The constellation was created by the Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius in his sky chart of 1687.
Tâzi "greyhound, hunting dog," originally "swift, fast," from tâzidan, tâxtan "to run, to assault, to chase," Av. tak- "to run," Skt. talki "he rushes at," O.S. techim "to run away," Lith. teku "to run, flow." Sagân-e Tâzi, from sagân pl. of sag "dog" → Canis Major + tâzi.
Sag-e Bozorg (#)
Fr.: Grand Chien
The Greater Dog. A → constellation in the southern hemisphere which contains → Sirius, the brightest star of the whole sky. Approximate position: R.A. 7 h, Dec. -20°; abbreviation CMa; genitive form Canis Majoris.
L. Canis Major, from canis "dog"
(cf. Gk. kuon, Skt. svâ-, Av. spâ-, Pers. sag;
PIE *kwon-) + Maior "larger," from
L. major, irregular comp. of magnus "large, great"
(cf. Gk. megas, Av. maz-, masan-, mazant- "great, important,"
Skt. mah-, mahant-, Mod.Pers. meh; PIE *meg- "great").
Sag-e Bozorg, from sag, see the above paragraph, + bozorg "large, great," Mid.Pers. vuzurg, O.Pers. vazarka- "great," Av. vazra- "club," Skt. vajati, vaja- "strength," vajra- "Indira's thunderbolt," L. vegere "to be lively," PIE *weg- "to be strong, be lively."
Sag-e Kucak (#)
Fr.: Petit Chien
The Lesser Dog. A small → constellation in the equatorial region of the northern sky at approximately R.A. 7h 30m, Dec. +5°. It hosts the bright star → Procyon. Abbreviation CMi, genitive form Canis Minoris.
Canis Minor, from canis "dog" → Canis Major; L. minor "lesser, smaller," from PIE base *min- "small" (cf. Gk. meion "less, lesser," Skt. mi-, minati "to diminish."
Sag "dog," → Canis Major; kucak "small," from Mid.Pers. kok, kotak, kotah "small, short; child."
Canon der Finsternisse
fehrest-e gerefthâ (#)
Fr.: Canon des éclipses
Canon of Eclipses. The most famous catalogue of solar and lunar eclipses. Published in 1887 by Theodor von Oppolzer, the catalogue contains the elements of all solar and lunar eclipses between 1208 BC and 2161 AD. It has been superseded by the calculations of F. Espenak and J. Meeus, Five Millennium Canon of Solar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (NASA/TP-2006-214141) and Five Millennium Canon of Lunar Eclipses: -1999 to +3000 (NASA/TP-2009-214172).
Canon, from L. canon, from Gk. kanon "a straight rod, a measuring rod, rule;" Ger. Finsternisse, plural from finsternis "eclipse; darkness," from finster "dark," M.H.G. vinster, O.H.G. finstar "dark" + -nis suffix forming abstract nouns, → -ness.
1) General: Pertaining to, established by, or conforming to a
canon, i.e. a law or a general rule (especially in ecclesiastical matters).
M.M. canonicalis, from canonic(us), from L. canon, from Gk. kanon "a straight rod, a measuring rod, rule " + alis, → -al.
Hanjârvâr, from hanjâr "a mason's rule, any string or instrument used by builders in laying stones straight; rule, law, way, custom; a norm" + -vâr suffix meaning "having, endowed with; like, in the manner of."
degaršod-e hanjârvâr, degareš-e ~
Fr.: changement canonique
A periodic change in one of the components of the orbit of a celestial object.
Fr.: coordonnées canoniques
Any set of generalized coordinates of a system together with their → conjugate momenta.
Fr.: correlation canonique
The highest correlation between linear functions of two data sets when specific restrictions are imposed upon them.
Fr.: équation canonique
The most general form of an equation.
Fr.: forme canonique
Fr.: IMF canonique
Fr.: moment cinétique canonique
Same as → conjugate momentum.
canonical upper limit
hadd-e zabarin-e jerm
Fr.: limite supériure canonique
A physical upper mass limit near 150 Msun assumed for the stellar → initial mass function (Kroupa et al. 2012, arXiv:1112.3340).
canonically conjugate variable
vartande-ye hanjârvârâné hamyuq
Fr.: variable canoniquement conjuguée
A generalized coordinate and its → conjugate momentum.
Canopus (α Carinae)
Soheyl (#), Agast (#), Parak (#)
The brightest star in the → constellation → Carina and the second brightest star in the sky with a → visual magnitude -0.72. Also called α Carinae and HD45348. Canopus is not visible from latitudes above 37 degrees north. It is an evolved star, a → supergiant of type F0 II (Smiljanic et al., 2006, A&A 449, 655). Canopus lies 310 → light-years (96 → parsecs) from the Solar System; this is based on its → Hipparcos → parallax measurement of 10.43 mas (5% accuracy). From this distance a → luminosity 13,300 times that the → solar luminosity is derived, and a radius of 73 times solar, in agreement with the → angular size (6.95 ± 0.15 mas) measured using → interferometry (Cruzalèbes et al., 2013, arXiv:1306.3288). These observations also yield an → effective temperature of about 7400 K. The star's mass is estimated to be about 8 Msun. Canopus possesses an extremely hot magnetically heated → corona. Canopus's corona is some 10 times hotter than the → solar corona and produces both observable → X-rays and → radio emission. According to calculations by J. Tomkin (1998, Sky & Telescope 95, 59), using → Hipparcos data, Canopus has, in the past, been the brightest star during three periods: from 3,700,000 to 1,370,000 years ago, from 950,000 to 420,000 years ago, and from 160,000 to 90,000 years ago. It will, once more, become the brightest star in 480,000 years and will remain such for 510,000 years.
Canopus, from Gk. kanobos, perhaps from Coptic language Kahi Nub "golden earth."
Soheyl, from Ar. Suhail.
1) A covering for the head.
M.E. cappe; O.E. cæppe "hood, head-covering," from L.L. cappa "a cape, hooded cloak," possibly shortened from capitulare "headdress," from L. caput "head;" cf. Pers. Lori kapu "head," kapulek "skull, middle of the head;" Kurd. Kurmanji qaf "head;" Pashto kaparay "skull;" Farâhâni kapâl "a blow on the head."
Kolâhak, diminutive of kolâh "cap;" maybe related to PIE base *kel- "conceal;" cf. L. celare "to hide, conceal," occulere "to dissimulate;" Gk. kalyptein "to cover," kalia "hut, nest;" Skt. cala "hut, house;" Goth. hilms "helmet," huljan "cover over," hulistr "covering;" E. hull "seed covering," from O.E. hulu, from O.H.G. hulla, hulsa; O.E. hol "cave;"
The ratio of the charge Q on either conductor of a → capacitor to the → potential difference, or → voltage V between the conductors. It is given by C = Q/V. Capacitance can also be described by the relation: C = ε0A/d, where ε0 is the → permeability of free space, A is the area of one capacitor plate, and d is the distance between the capacitor plates. Capacitance is measured in → farads or, for convenience, in microfarads.
Gonjâyi, from gonjâ "able to hold," from gonjidan→ capacity + -yi noun suffix.