To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel; to adjust to produce a proper relationship or orientation.
M.Fr. aligner, from O.Fr. aligner, from à "to" + ligner "to line," from L. lineare, from linea "linen thread, string, line;" → line.
Âxatidan, from â- intesive and nuance prefix + xat, → line, + infinitive suffix -idan.
align a telescope
âxatidan-e durbin, ~ teleskop
Fr.: aligner un télescope
Setting the axis of a telescope parallel to prime directions. In equatorial mounting, they are made parallel with the Earth's axis of rotation and the equator respectively. → collimation.
Arranged in a → straight line.
Past participle of → align.
aligned magnetic field
meydân-e meqnâtisi-ye âxatidé
Fr.: champ magnétique aligné
A magnetic field whose lines of force are oriented along a particular direction or by a particular manner (axially, vertically; randomly, properly, etc.)
The fact of being in line or bringing into line.
Alioth (ε Ursae Majoris)
The brightest of the seven stars that make up the → Big Dipper → asterism. Alioth shines at magnitude +1.77 from a distance of about 80 → light-years. It is a white star of → spectral type A0pCr. The spectrum of the star is characterized by abnormally strong lines of → chromium and → europium.
Alioth, from Aliot, from Ar. Alyat (
Jown, from Ar. Jawn "black camel or horse".
Alkaid (η Ursae Majoris)
The second brightest star in → Ursa Major and the end star in the handle of the → Big Dipper. Alkaid is a blue B3V main sequence star of apparent magnitude of 1.86 and lies at about 100 → light-years.
Alkaid "leader, chief," from Al-Qa'id al-Banat an-Na'ash "the leader of the daughters of the bier," from Banat "daughters" + Na'ash "bier". Banat an-Na'ash is the Ar. name of the constellation.
Qâed from Ar. Al-Qa'id.
A substance that dissolves in water to give hydroxide ions. A generic name for → bases.
M.E. alkaly, from M.fr. alcali, M.L. alkali, from Ar.
Qalyâ, loan from Ar., as above.
Fr.: raie alcaline
A spectral line produced by an → alkali metal.
felez-e qalyâyi (#)
Fr.: métal alcalin
Any of the chemical elements belonging to group A of the → periodic table, which burn vigorously in air; i.e. → lithium, → sodium, → potassium, → rubidium, → cesium, and → francium. Alkali metals have a → valence of one and are softer and less dense than other metals.
From alkal(i) + -ine a suffix denoting "of or pertaining to," "of the nature of," "like."
From qalyâ, → alkali, + -yi adj. suffix.
alkaline earth metal
felez-e qalyâyi-ye xâki (#)
Fr.: terre alcaline
Any of the metallic chemical elements belonging to group 2 of the → periodic table; i.e. → beryllium, → magnesium, → calcium, → strontium, → barium, and → radium. They are not found free in the nature because they are highly reactive.
Fr.: tout, tous
The whole quantity or amount.
M.E. al, plural alle; O.E. eall "all, every, entire;" cf. O.Fris., O.H.G. al, O.N. allr, Goth. alls.
Hamé- "all," variant hami "all the time, always;" Mid.Pers. hamâg "all," hamê "all the time, always;" Av. hama- "any;" cf. Skt. sama-"any, every, whichever;" Gk. amo-then "whichever;" Goth. sums "any;" O.N. sumr "any;" O.E. sum "some;" E. some.
Fr.: relevé sur tout le ciel
1) The act of allying or state of being allied; the result of this action.
1) General: To assign or allot for a particular purpose.
From M.L. allocate imperative plural of allocare "allocate," from → ad- "to" + locare "to place," from locus "a place."
Teskidan, from tesk "portion, share, part, lot; a tax upon lands, tribute extracted," variants tešk, toxs (kardan) "distribute, divide;" loaned in Ar. tisq, tasq; tasu "a weight of four barley corns; the twenty-forth part of a weight;" Mid.Pers. tasû "the fourth part," loaned in Ar. tassûj, in Syriac tassûgâ "the fourth part; a measure;" ultimately Proto-Ir. *caçû-ka-; cf. Av. caθwarô, catur-, → four.
The act of allocating; the state of being allocated.
Verbal noun of → allocate.
From allo-, combining form of Gk. allos "other, different;" cf. L. alius "else;" → alias + trope, from Gk. -tropos "a turn, way, manner," from tropein "to turn;" PIE base *trep- "to turn" (cf. L. trepit "he turns").
Degarvâr, from degar "other, another" (Mid.Pers. dit, ditikar "the other, the second;" O.Pers. duvitiya- "second;" Av. daibitya-, bitya- "second;" Skt. dvitiya- "second;" PIE *duitiio- "second") + -vâr denoting "resembling, like;" Mid.Pers. -wâr; Av. -vara, -var; cf. Skt. -vara.
Fr.: bande permise
In solid-state physics, the range of energies which electrons can attain in a material.
P.p. of v. allow, from O.Fr. alouer "approve," from L. allaudare , compound of → ad- "to" + laudare "to praise."