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Earth's rotation
  چرخش ِ زمین   
carxeš-e zamin (#)

Fr.: rotation de la Terre   

The natural motion of the Earth around its own axis, which takes place once in a → sidereal day. The Earth rotates toward the → east, in the same direction as it revolves around the Sun. If viewed from the north celestial pole, the Earth turns → counterclockwise. The opposite is true when the Earth is viewed from the south celestial pole. The Earth's rotation is responsible for the diurnal cycles of day and night, and also causes the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky. The Earth's rotation velocity at the → equator is 1,673 km h-1 or about 465 m s-1. More generally, at the → latitude  φ it is given by: vφ = veq cos φ, where veq is the rotation velocity at the equator. The Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down under the action of the → tides, which are generated by the → gravitational attraction of the → Moon. As the result of this → tidal friction, the day is becoming longer at a rate of about 2 milliseconds, or 0.002 seconds, per century (or one second every 50,000 years). Moreover, the loss of the Earth's → rotational angular momentum increases the Moon's → orbital angular momentum, because the angular momentum of the → Earth-Moon system is conserved. In consequence, the Moon slowly recedes from the Earth by about 4 cm per year, which leads to increasing its orbital period and the length of a month as well.

Earth; → rotation.

earth-grazer
  زمین-برمژ   
zamin-barmaž

Fr.: astéroide croiseur, comète ~   

An → asteroid or → comet whose → orbit occasionally brings it relatively close to the Earth. → near-Earth object.

Earth; → grazer.

Earth-Moon system
  راژمان ِ زمین-ماه   
râžmân-e Zamin-Mâh

Fr.: système Terre-Lune   

A physical system composed on the → Earth and the → Moon in which both objects directly influence each other. The total energy in the Earth-Moon system is conserved. The most notable influence that the two objects have on each other is → tides.
See also: → tidal braking, → tidal bulge, → tidal capture, → tidal coupling, → tidal disruption, → tidal force, → tidal friction, → tidal heating, → tidal locking, → tidal radius, → tidal stretching.

Earth; → Moon; → system.

earthlight
  زمین‌تاب   
zamin-tâb (#)

Fr.: lumière cendrée   

The illumination of the dark part of the Moon's disk by the light reflected from the Earth's surface and atmosphere. Also called → earthshine.

earth; → light.

earthquake
  زمین‌لرزه   
zaminlarzé (#)

Fr.: tremblement de terre   

Sudden shaking of the → Earth's surface caused by the passage of a → seismic wave whose mechanical effects can be destructive. See also → starquake.

earth; → quake.

earthshine
  زمین‌تاب   
zamin-tâb (#)

Fr.: lumière cendrée   

The visibility of that part of the Moon not illuminated by the Sun. The phenomenon is caused by the solar light reflected by the Earth. It was explained correctly for the first time by Leonardo da Vinci (M.S.: SDE). Same as → earthlight.

earth; → shine.

east
  خاور   
xâvar (#)

Fr.: est   

The point on the → celestial horizon 90° → clockwise from the → north point. The point where the Sun rises at the → equinoxes.

O.E. east, from P.Gmc. *aus-to-, *austra- "east, toward the sunrise" (cf. Du. oost, Ger. Ost, O.N. austr "from the east"), from PIE *aus- "dawn" (cf. Av. uš-, ušah- "dawn," Skt. usas-, usah- "dawn," Gk. aurion "morning," Lith. auszra "dawn," L. aurora "dawn," auster "south").

Xâvar "east," originally "west," from Mid.Pers. *xvar barân "where the Sun is led," from xvar "sun" (Av. hū-, hvar- "sun", cf. Skt. surya-, Gk. helios, L. sol, O.H.G. sunna, Ger. Sonne, E. sun; PIE base *sawel- "sun") + barân, pr.p. of bar-, bordan "to carry, lead" (Mid.Pers. burdan, O.Pers./Av. bar- "to bear, carry," barəθre "to bear (infinitive)," Skt. bharati "he carries," Gk. pherein, L. fero "to carry;" PIE base *bher- "to carry") + time and place suffix -ân.

eastern
  خاوری   
xâvari (#)

Fr.: est, de l'est, oriental   

Lying toward or situated in the east.

From → east + -ern an adjective suffix occurring with names of directions.

Xâvari from xâvar, → east, + -i adj. suffix.

eastern elongation
  درازش ِ خاوری   
derâzeš-e xâvari

Fr.: élongation est   

The position of a planet when it can be seen in the western sky just after sunset.

eastern; → elongation.

easy
  آسان   
âsân (#)

Fr.: facile, aisé   

1) Not hard or difficult; requiring no great labor or effort.
2) Free from pain, discomfort, worry, or care (Dictionary.com).

M.E. aisie, esy, from O.Fr. aisie "comfortable, at ease, rich, well-off," p.p. of aisier "to put at ease," from aise "comfort, pleasure, well-being," of unknown origin.

Âsân "easy," from Mid.Pers. âsân "calm, quiet, at rest, peaceful, easy," related to âsudan "to rest, repose;" Av. ā- + saē- (saii-) "to lie down, go to sleep," → holiday.

eavesdrop
  گوشاردن   
gušârdan

Fr.: écouter de façon indiscrète   

To listen secretly to a private conversation.

Probably back-formation from → eavesdropper.

Gušârdan, from gušâr, → eavesdropper, + -dan infinitive suffix.

eavesdropper
  گوشار   
gušâr (#)

Fr.: écouteur   

A person or thing that secretly listens to or monitors the private conversation or data of others.

From M.E. eavesdrop, from O.E. yfesdrype "place around a house where the rainwater drips off the roof," literally "one who stands on the eavesdrop in order to listen to conversations inside the house," from eaves "the lower border of a roof that overhangs the wall" + drip, drop "to fall in small portions."

Gušâr in Tabari "eavesdropper," from guš, → ear, + -âr probably contraction of dâr (as in dustâr/dustdâr) agent noun from dâštan "to hold, have, possess; appoint, erect," → property.

eavesdropping
  گوشاری   
gušâri (#)

Fr.: écoute éléctronique   

The monitoring and/or examining the data that is passed over the network without sender and receiver's permission and/or knowledge. For example, a user on the Internet could eavesdrop on someone's phone conversation or e-mail.

Noun from → eavesdrop.

ebb tide
  بازکش   
bâzkeš (#)

Fr.: reflux   

A → tidal current that generally moves seaward and occurs during the part of the tide cycle when sea level is falling.

M.E. eb(be); O.E. ebba; cognate with O.Fr. ebba, Du. eb(be), Ger. Ebbe ebb, M.E. ebben, O.E. ebbian, derivative of the noun; akin to → off; PIE base *apo- "off, away;" → tide.

Bâzkeš, from bâz- a suffix denoting "reversal, repetition, opposition," → re-, + keš present stem of kešidan "to draw, drag, carry," → tide.

eccentric
  اسمرکز   
osmarkaz

Fr.: eccentrique   

1) An orbit that has a high → eccentricity, i.e. is highly elliptical.
2) In Ptolemy's geocentric model, a → deferent which is slightly off-center from the Earth.

ex-; → center; → -ic.

eccentric anomaly
  ناسانی ِ اسمرکز   
nâsâni-ye osmarkaz

Fr.: anomalie eccentrique   

Of a planetary orbit, the angle measured from the perihelion position, to the center of the circumscribing auxiliary circle, to the projected position of the planet on the circle. → anomaly; → mean anomaly; → true anomaly.

eccentric; → anomaly.

eccentricity
  اسمرکزی   
osmarkazi

Fr.: eccentricité   

The amount by which the orbit deviates from circularity: e = c/a, where c is the distance from the center to a focus and a the semi-major axis. If e = 0, the orbit is a circle. If e < 1, the orbit is an ellipse, if e > 1 it is a hyperbola, and if e = 1 it is a parabola. The eccentricity is one of the six → orbital elements that define a → Keplerian orbit.

eccentric; → -ity.

echelle grating
  توری ِ نرده‌ای   
turi-ye narde-yi (#)

Fr.: réseau à échelle   

A diffraction grating in which the groves are relatively widely spaced and serves to provide high resolution and dispersion.

Echelle, from Fr. échelle "ladder," , from O.Fr. eschele, from L. scala "ladder;" → grating.

Turi, → grating; nardé, contraction of nardebân "ladder; échelle."

echelle spectrograph
  بیناب‌نگار ِ نرده‌ای   
binâbnegâr-e narde-yi (#)

Fr.: spectrographe à échelle   

A spectrograph that uses an echelle grating to disperse the light.

echelle grating; → spectrograph.

echo
  پژواک   
pažvâk (#)

Fr.: écho   

Acoustics: Effect produced when sound is reflected or thrown back on meeting a solid obstacle.
Radio.: A wave returned to the transmitter with sufficient magnitude and delay to be distinguished from the directly transmitted wave. In radar, the portion of the energy of the transmitted pulse reflected back to the receiver.

From L. echo, from Gk. echo, personified as a mountain nymph, from ekhe "sound."

Pažvâk, literally "return sound," from paž "back, against, opposite," varaint pâd- (Mid.Pers. pât-, from O.Pers. paity "agaist, back, opposite to, toward, face to face, in front of;" Av. paiti, akin to Skt. práti "toward, against, again, back, in return, opposite;" Pali pati-; Gk. proti, pros "face to face with, toward, in addition to, near;" PIE *proti) + vâk "sound," Mid./Mod.Pers. vâng/bâng "sound, clamour;" Av. vacah- "word," from vac- "to speak, say;" cf. Mod.Pers. vâžé "word," âvâz "voice, sound, song" (Skt. vakti "speaks, says," vacas- "word;" Gk. epos "word;" L. vox "voice;" PIE base *wek- "to speak").

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