An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Pitot tube
  لوله‌ی ِ پیتو   
lule-ye Pitot

Fr.: tube de Pitot   

A → device used to → measure the → velocity of a flowing → fluid. The Pitot tube is used on → aircrafts to determine their → speed. It is also used to meaure water speed of a boat as well as liquid, air, and gas velocities in industrial applications. It is a small tube that has two holes on it. The front hole is placed in the airstream to measure the → stagnation pressure. The side hole measures the → static pressure. The difference between these pressures gives the → dynamic pressure, which can be used to calculate airspeed. See also the → Bernoulli equation.

Named after the French inventor Henri Pitot (1695-1771), a hyraulic engineer; → tube.

piksel (#)

Fr.: pixel   

The smallest useful element of image information.

From pix, plural of pic, short for → picture + el, from → element.

jâ (#)

Fr.: place, lieu   

An area, position, or portion of space. → mean place

O.E. from O.Fr. place, from M.L. placea "place, spot," from L. platea "courtyard, open space, broad street," from Gk. plateia (hodos) "broad (way)," feminine of platus "broad;" cognate with Av. pərəθu- "broad;" Skt. prthú- "broad, wide;" Lith. platus "broad;" Ger. Fladen "flat cake;" O.Ir. lethan "broad;" PIE base *plat- "to spread."

"place" (from Mid.Pers. giyag "place;" O.Pers. ā-vahana- "place, village;" Av. vah- "to dwell, stay," vanhaiti "he dwells, stays;" Skt. vásati "he dwells;" Gk. aesa (nukta) "to pass (the night);" Ossetic wat "room; bed; place;" Tokharian B wäs- "to stay, wait;" PIE base ues- "to stay, live, spend the night").

place-value notation
  نمادگان ِ جا-ارزشی   
nemâdgân-e jâ-arezeši

Fr.: notation positionnelle   

A mathematical notation system in which the → numerals get different values depending on their position relative to the other numerals. Same as → positional notation and → positional number system.

place; → value; → notation.

plâž (#)

Fr.: plage   

A bright cloud-like feature that appears in the vicinity of a sunspot. Plages represent regions of higher temperature and density within the chromosphere. They are particularly visible when photographed through filters passing the spectral light of hydrogen or calcium.

From Fr., from It. piaggia, from L.L. plagia "shore;" noun use of the feminine of plagius "horizontal;" frpm Gk. plagios "slanting, sideways" from plag(os) "side" + -ios adj. suffix.

Plâž, loan from Fr., as above.

plažioklâz (#)

Fr.: plagioclase   

Any of the → feldspar minerals consisting of a mixture of → sodium and → calcium  → aluminium  → silicates in triclinic crystalline form. Members of the plagioclase group are the most common rock-forming minerals. They are important or dominant minerals in most → igneous rocks of the → Earth's crust.

From Ger. Plagioclase, from Gk. plagio- a combining form meaning "oblique," + clase a suffix used in the formation of compound words that denote minerals with a particular cleavage, as specified by the initial element.

dašt (#)

Fr.: plaine   

An extent of flat land not noticeably diversified with mountains, hills, or valleys.

M.E. from O.Fr. plain, from L. planum "level ground, plain."

Dašt, from Mid.Pers. dašt "plain, open ground."

  ۱) پیشگار؛ ۲) پیشگاریدن، پیشگاشتن   
1) pišgâr; 2) pišgâridan, pišgâštan

Fr.: 1) plan; 2) planifier, préparer   

1a) A scheme or method of acting, doing, proceeding, making, etc., developed in advance.
1b) A representation of a thing drawn on a plane, as a map or diagram.
2a) To arrange a method or scheme beforehand for.
2b) To make plans for (

M.E., from Fr. plan "ground plan, map," literally "plane surface," from L. planum "level or flat surface," noun use of adjective planus "level, flat" (from PIE root *pele- "flat; to spread;" Gk. plassein "to mold," plasma "something molded or created;" L. planus "flat, level, even, plain, clear;" Lith. plonas "thin;" O.C.S. polje "flat land, field," Russ. polyi "open;" O.E. feld, M.Du. veld "field."

Pišgâr, literally "beforehand written, painted in advance," from piš- "before, in front," → pre-, + gâr present stem of negâridan, negâštan "to paint, write," → graph.

taxt- (#)

Fr.: plan-   

Variant of → plano-.



Fr.: Planck   

Short for Max Planck (1858-1947), German physicist, great authority on thermodynamics and creator of the quantum theory.

Planck constant
  پایای ِ پلانک   
pâyâ-ye Planck (#)

Fr.: constante de Planck   

A physical constant that determines the energy of quantum as a function of its frequency; symbol h. Also called → Planck's constant. On 16 November 2018, the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) voted to redefine the kilogram by fixing the value of the Planck constant, thereby defining the kilogram in terms of the second and the speed of light. Starting 20 May 2019, the new value is exactly 6.626 070 15 × 10-34 J s. The → reduced Planck constant, ħ = h / 2π, is also called the → Dirac constant.

Planck; → constant.

Planck curve
  خم ِ پلانک   
xam-e Planck

Fr.: courbe de Planck   

Same as → blackbody curve.

Planck; → curve.

Planck density
  چگالی ِ پلانک   
cagâli-ye Planck

Fr.: densité de Planck   

The density corresponding to a → Planck mass in a cubic region of edge length given by the → Planck length: ρP = c5/(ħG2) ≅ 5.16 x 1093 g cm-3, where c is the → speed of light, ħ is the → reduced Planck's constant, and G is the → gravitational constant.

Planck; → density.

Planck distribution
  واباژش ِ پلانک   
vâbâžeš-e Planck

Fr.: distribution de Planck   

The distribution of radiation with wavelength for a blackbody, given by → Planck's radiation law.

Planck; → distribution.

Planck energy
  کاروژ ِ پلانک   
kâruž-e Planck

Fr.: énergie de Planck   

The unit of energy in the system of Planck units. EP = √ (ħ c5/G) ≅ 1.22 x 1019 GeV. It can also be defined as EP = ħ / tP, where tP is the Planck time. This is an extraordinarily large amount of energy on the subatomic scale and particle accelerators have yet to produce a particle with this magnitude of energy. Understanding the properties of a subatomic particle that contains the Planck Energy is helpful in developing a Unified Field Theory which encompasses the realms of Quantum Theory and Relativity, although this too has evaded complete scientific understanding.

Planck; → energy.

Planck era
  دوران ِ پلانک   
dowrân-e Planck

Fr.: ère de Planck   

The first 10-43 seconds of the Universe's existence, when the size of the Universe was roughly the Planck length and during which quantum effects of gravity were significant. Also called Planck epoch. Our understanding of the Planck era is poor because theory which encompasses both quantum mechanics and general relativity is needed to be developed.

Planck; → era.

Planck function
  کریای ِ پلانک   
karyâ-ye Planck

Fr.: fonction de Planck   

Same as → Planck's blackbody formula.

Planck; → function.

Planck length
  درازای ِ پلانک   
derâzâ-ye Planck (#)

Fr.: longueur de Planck   

The size limit, lP = √ (ħ G/ c3), about 10-33 cm, at which Einstein's notions of space-time are supposed to break down, and space is predicted to become "foam like."

Planck; → length.

Planck mass
  جرم ِ پلانک   
jerm-e Planck

Fr.: masse de Planck   

1) The unit of mass in Planck's system of physical units, mP = √ (ħ c/ G) = 2.176 × 10-8 kg. It is also the mass of a → black hole whose → Compton wavelength is comparable to its → Schwarzschild radius.
2) The fundamental unit of mass in the theory of gravitation. It is the mass of hypothetical particles where gravitational attraction for eachother would be as strong as the electric force between two electrons separated by the same distance (Steven Weinberg).

Planck; → mass.

Planck postulate
  فراوَس ِ پلانک   
farâvas-e Planck

Fr.: postulat de Planck   

The postulate that the energy of oscillators in a blackbody is quantized by E = nhν, where n = 1, 2, 3, ..., h is Planck's constant, and ν the frequency.

Planck; → postulate.

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