An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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primary star
  ستاره‌ی ِ نخستان   
setâre-ye naxostân

Fr.: étoile principale   

In a → multiple star system, the most massive → component. In other words, the star nearest to the system's → center of garvity.

primary; → star .

prime
  نخست، نخستین، نخستی   
naxost, naxostin, naxosti

Fr.: premier   

1) Of the first importance; of the highest rank.
2) Same as → prime number.

M.E., from L. primarius "of the first rank, principal," from primus "first."

Naxost, naxostin, naxosti, from Mid.Pers. naxust "the first," Parthian Mid.Pers. nxwšt, from naxu, Manichean Parthian nwx "beginning" + -ist superlative suffix, Av. -išta-, cf. Skt. -istha-, Gk. -istos, O.H.G. -isto, -osto, O.E. -st, -est, -ost.

prime focus
  کانون ِ نخستی   
kânun-e naxosti

Fr.: foyer primaire   

The focal point of a large primary reflecting mirror. This focus actually falls at a point just within the upper structure of the telescope and provides a large field of view.

primary; → focus.

prime meridian
  نیمروزان ِ نخستی   
nimruzân-e noxosti

Fr.: méridien origine   

The meridian at which longitude is defined to be 0°. The meridian running through Greenwich.

primary; → meridian.

prime number
  عدد ِ نخست   
'adad-e naxost

Fr.: nombre premier   

A number which is divisible by no whole number other than itself and one.

prime; → number.

prime vertical
  هجین ِ نخستی   
hajin-e noxosti

Fr.: premier vertical   

The great circle through the observer's zenith that intersects the horizon at the west and east points. → vertical circle.

primary; → vertical.

primeval atom
  اتم ِ نخستین   
atom-e naxostin

Fr.: atome primitif   

Lemaître's (1931) name for the early dense Universe, which later became known as the → Big Bang theory.

From L. primaevus "early in life," from primus "first," → prime, + aevum "an age," + → -al; → atom.

primordial
  بن‌آغازین   
bonâqâzin

Fr.: primordial   

Pertaining to or existing at or from the very beginning.

From L.L. primordialis "first of all, original," from L. primordium "the beginning," from primus "first" + stem of ordiri "to begin."

Bonâqâzin, from bon "basis; root; foundation; bottom" (Mid.Pers. bun "root; foundation; beginning," Av. būna- "base, depth," cf. Skt. bundha-, budhná- "base, bottom," Pali bunda- "root of tree") + âqâzin "pertaining to the beginning," from âqâz "beginning" (Proto-Iranian *āgāza-, from prefix ā- + *gāz- "to take, receive," cf. Sogdian āγāz "beginning, start," pcγz "reception, taking").

primordial abundance
  فراوانی ِ بن‌آغازین   
farâvâni-ye bonâqâzin

Fr.: abondance primordiale   

The relative amount of a light element (e.g. deuterium, lithium, helium) synthesized in the early Universe.

primordial; → abundance.

primordial black hole
  سیه‌چال ِ بن‌آغازین   
siyahcâl-e bonâqâzin

Fr.: trou noir primordial   

A black hole formed following the Big Bang event due to incredibly violent turbulence that squeezed concentrations of matter to high densities. These black holes, first suggested by Stephen Hawking, are expected to have a mass comparable to that of a mountain and a size as small as an atom. Same as → mini black hole.

primordial; → black hole.

primordial curvature perturbation
  پرتورش ِ خمیدگی ِ بن‌آغازین   
partureš-e xamidegi-ye bonâqâzin

Fr.: perturbation de courbure primordiale   

In cosmological models, the phenomenon that is supposed to seed the → cosmic microwave background anisotropies and the structure formation of the Universe.

primordial; → curvature; → perturbation.

primordial galaxy
  کهکشان ِ بن‌آغازین   
kahkešân-e bonâqâzin

Fr.: galaxie primordiale   

A high redshift, metal-deficient galaxy that formed very early in the history of the Universe.

primordial; → galaxy.

primordial helium
  هلیوم ِ بن‌آغازین   
heliom-e bonâqâzin

Fr.: hélium primordial   

The helium element created in the → early Universe, around 3 minutes after the → Big Bang, when the temperature dropped to 109 degrees; in contrast to the helium being synthesized in stars. Based on observations of helium → emission lines in → H II regions of metal-poor dwarf galaxies (→ metal-deficient galaxy), the primordial 4He → chemical abundance (by mass) is estimated to be YP = 0.24672 ± 0.00017. Moreover, using observations of a near-pristine → intergalactic cloud, a value of 0.250 +0.033-0.025 has been reached (Cooke & Fumagalli, 2018, Nature Astronomy, 2, 657). The theoretical He abundance predicted by → Big Bang nucleosynthesis is 0.24709 ± 0.00017 (Pitrou et al., 2018, arXiv:1801.08023).

primordial; → helium.

primordial nucleosynthesis
  هسته‌هندایش ِ بن‌آغازین   
haste-handâyeš-e bonâqâzin

Fr.: nucléosynthèse primordiale   

The formation of → chemical elements in the → early Universe, between about 0.01 seconds and 3 minutes after the → Big Bang, when the nuclei of primordial matter collided and fused with one another. Most of the → helium in the → Universe was created by this process. Same as → Big Bang nucleosynthesis

primordial; → nucleosynthesis.

principal
  فرین   
farin

Fr.: principal   

First or highest in rank, importance, value, etc. See also → main.

M.E., from O.Fr. principal, from L. principalis "first in importance," from princeps "first, chief, prince," literally "that takes first," from primus "first" + root of capere "to take."

Farin literally "foremost," from far-, Mid.Pers. fra-; O.Pers. fra- "forward, forth;" Av. frā "forth," pouruua- "first;" cf. Skt. pūrva- "first," pra- "before, formerly;" Gk. pro; L. pro; O.E. fyrst "foremost," superlative of fore, E. fore + -in superlative suffix.

principal axis
  آسه‌یِ فرین   
âse-ye farin (#)

Fr.: axe principal   

1) Optics: Any imaginary line passing through the center of curvature of a → spherical mirror or → lens and the corresponding geometrical center. Principal axis is perpendicular to the mirror or lens at the pole. Rays of light parallel to the principal axis of a → concave mirror will appear to converge on a point in front of the mirror somewhere between the mirror's pole and its center of curvature. Same as → optical axis.
2) Mechanics: One of three mutually perpendicular axes of an object about which the → moment of inertia is maximum or minimum. More specifically, an object has an infinite number of moments of inertia. If an object is not symmetrical about all planes through its → center of mass, then there will be one → axis of rotation about which the moment of inertia is largest, and there will be one axis of rotation about which the moment of inertia is smallest. These two axes will always be perpendicular to each other and are the principal axes of the object. The third principal axis of an object is the axis perpendicular to these two axes. In general the → angular momentum (L) of a body spinning about a point O is not in the same direction as the axis of rotation, or that of the → angular velocity angular velocity (ω); that is L is not parallel to ω. For certain bodies, however, there can be certain axes for which L and ω are parallel. In that case L = , where I is the moment of inertia about the axis in question. In a symmetric rigid body, the axes of symmetry coincide with the principal axes of the moment of inertia

principal; → axis.

principal quantum number
  عدد ِ کو‌آنتومی ِ فرین   
adad-e kuântomi-ye farin

Fr.: nombre quantique principal   

In atomic physics, the first of a set of quantum numbers which describe an atomic orbital. Symbolized as n, it characterizes the size and energy of an orbital.

principal; → quantum; → number.

principle
  پَروَز   
parvaz (#)

Fr.: principe   

A fundamental, primary assumption, or general law from which others are derived.

From M.E., from O.Fr. principe, from L. principium "a beginning, first part," from princeps "first, chief, prince," literally "that takes first," from primus "first" + root of capere "to take."

Parvaz "origin, root, stock" (as used in particular by Ferdowsi); cf. Av. fra-vāza- "drawing from; leading onward," from Av. fra-, frā- "before; forward, forth" (fratəma- "first, front," pouruua- "first," fra-cara- "preceding;" O.Pers. fra- "forward, forth;" Mid.Pers. fra-; cf. Skt. pra- "before, formerly," prathama- "earliest, initial," pūrva- "first;" Gk. pro; L. pro; O.E. fyrst "foremost," superlative of fore) + vaz- "to draw, guide; bring; possess; fly; float," vazaiti "guides, leads" (cf. Skt. vah- "to carry, drive, convey," vahati "carries," pravaha- "bearing along, carrying," pravāha- "running water, stream, river;" L. vehere "to carry;" O.E. wegan "to carry;" O.N. vegr; O.H.G. weg "way," wegan "to move," wagan "cart;" M.Du. wagen "wagon;" PIE base *wegh- "to drive;" see also → flight).

principle of action and reaction
  پَروز ِ ژیرش و واژیرش، ~ کنش و واکنش   
parvaz-e žireš va vâžireš, ~ koneš va vâkoneš

Fr.: principe d'action et de réaction   

Newton's third law of motion, which states that for every action there must be an equal and opposite reaction.

principle; → action; → reaction.

principle of constancy
  پروز ِ پایایی ِ تندی ِ نور   
parvaz-e pâyâyi tondi-ye nur

Fr.: principe de la constance de la vitesse de la lumière   

The second postulate in Einstein's theory of → special relativity whereby the → velocity of light in → vacuum has the same absolute value in all → inertial reference frames irrespective of the direction and speed of propagation of the light source. It should be emphasized that this constancy of the speed of light holds among → reference frames moving uniformly with respect to each other. An observer accelerated with respect to a light source will measure a speed of light that is smaller than the speed of light measured in a → rest frame. See also → principle of relativity.

principle; constancy, noun related to → constant.

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