1) A mathematical technique for adjusting a series of values (typically representing a set of
measurements) according to some transformation function in order to make
them comparable with some specific point of reference.
Verbal noun of → normalize.
hanjârvaridan, hanjârvar kardan
To change in scale so that the sum of squares, or the integral of the square, of the transformed quantity is unity.
hanjârvaridé, hanjârver šodé
The quality of something that has undergone → normalization.
P.p. of → normalize.
normalized Hubble parameter
pârâmun-e Hubble-e hanjârvaridé
Fr.: paramètre Hubble normalisé
M.E., O.E. norð, from P.Gmc. *nurtha- (cf. O.N. norðr, M.Du. nort, Du. noord, Ger. nord), ultimately from PIE *ner- "left, below."
North is related to left since it is to the left when one faces the rising Sun.
This occurs in, for example, the etymology of E. north, as above.
The same goes for Ar. shimal, which also means "left."
North America Nebula
miq-e Âmrikâ-ye hudari
Fr.: Nébuleuse de l'Amérique du Nord
An → H II region in → Cygnus, also known as NGC 7000, resembling the continent North America in long exposure images. This nebula is lying three degrees from bright star → Deneb and spans on the sky over four times the angular size of the full Moon. A dark lane separates the North America Nebula from the → Pelican Nebula, actually part of the same enormous cloud some 2,000 → light-years away.
It was first photographed in 1890 by Max Wolf (1863-1932), a German astronomer, who also first called it the North America Nebula because of its resemblance to the Earth's continent. America, from the feminine of Americus, the Latinized first name of the explorer Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512), who made two trips to the New World as a navigator and claimed to have discovered it. The name America first appeared on a map in 1507 by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller, referring to the area now called Brazil; → nebula.
north celestial pole
qotb-e âsmâni-ye hudar
Fr.: pôle nord céleste
The point in the → northern hemisphere where the → rotation axis of Earth touches the → celestial sphere. The star → Polaris, also called the Pole Star, is located very near this point, at an angular separation of 42 degrees (about 1.4 lunar diameters).
North Polar Layered Deposits (NPLD)
Lerdhâ-ye Laye-laye-ye Qotb-e Hudar
Fr.: couches de dépôt du pôle nord
A large area of the north polar region of Mars which is covered with alternating layers of water ice and dust. → South Polar Layered Deposits.
North Polar Spur
šaxâk-e kahkešâni-ye hudari
Fr.: éperon galactique nord
One of the largest coherent structures in the radio sky, projecting from the → Galactic plane at → Galactic longitudel ~ 20° and extending to a very high → Galactic latitudeb ~ +80°. It was first identified in low frequency → radio surveys in the 1950s. The spur is also prominent in → soft X-rays. Its origins and nature have long been debated. However, what causes this phenomena is not well understood. It may be due to a combination of → OB associations and → supernova explosions.
Fr.: pôle nord
1) An → imaginary → point
in the → northern hemisphere representing the intersection
of the → Earth's → rotation axis
with the → globe or with the
→ celestial sphere.
M.E., from O.E. norþerna, norðerne "northern," from norð "northern" + + -erne, suffix denoting direction
Hudari, relating to hudar, → north.
Fr.: Croix du Nord
An arrangement of stars in the form of a cross in the constellation → Cygnus.
Fr.: hémisphère nord
1) damâq (#), bini (#); 2) damâqé (#)
M.E.; O.E. nosu (O.N. nös; Du. neus; O.H.G. nasa; Ger. Nase); PIE root *nas- "nose;" cf. Skt. nasa-; Av. nāh-; O.Pers. nāham; L. nasus; O.C.S. nasu; Lith. nosis. See also → nostril.
1) Damâq, ultimately from Proto-Ir. *damaka-, from *damH-
"to breathe, to blow;" cf. Pers. dam-, damidan "to breathe, to blow;"
Av. dāδmainya- "blowing up;" cf.
Skt. dahm- "to blow," dhámati "blows;"
Gk. themeros "austere, dark-looking;" Lith. dumti
"to blow;" PIE dhem-/dhemə- "to smoke, to blow."
Either of the two external openings of the → nose; a naris.
M.E. nostrill, nosethirl, O.E. nosthyrl, literally "the hole of the nose," from nosu "nose"+ thyrel "hole."
Nâge, from (Fârs Province) Khuri nog, nug "nose," variants Sabzevâri nos, Shushtari, Bovir Ahmadi, Lori neft "nose;" Mid.Pers. nâk "nose;" cf. Sogd. nêc "nose, nostril" (from *nāhika-) O.Pers. nāh-, Av. nāh- "nose;" cognate with E. → nose.
na, nâ, ni
Fr.: non; ne ... pas
Not, variant of noht, naht "in no way," from O.E. nawiht "nothing" (from na "no, never" + whit "whit"), akin to Pers. na, nâ, as below.
Na "no, not," variants nâ, ni, ma- (prohibitive) "not;" from Mid.Pers. nê, ma "no, not;" O.Pers. naiy, nai "not;" Av. nôit, naē "not;" cf. Skt. ná "not;" cf. L. ne-, in-, un-; Gk. ni; Lith. nè; O.C.S. ne "not;" E. not, as above; PIE *ne-.
Representation of numbers, quantities, or other entities by symbols; a system of symbols for such a purpose.
From L. notationem (nom. notatio) "a marking, explanation," from notatus, p.p. of notare "to note."
Namâdgân, from namâd, → symbol, + -gân suffix denoting order, organization, multiplicity.
Musical sound of specified frequency (pitch) produced by a musical instrument, voice, etc.
From M.E., from O.F., from M.L. nota "sign for musical tone; mark, sign, lettering."
Not, loanword from Fr.
1) No thing; not anything; naught.
Mid.Pers. hêc, hêc(i), hâca "any."
A general understanding; vague or imperfect conception or idea of something.
From L. notio "concept, conception, idea," from noscere "to know," → knowledge.
Pendâré, noun from pendâštan "to imagine, consider, think," → imaginary number.