The process by which water vapor changes directly to ice without first becoming a liquid. This is how snow forms in clouds, as well as frost and hoar frost on the ground. The opposite of deposition is → sublimation. → condensation.
M.E., from O.Fr. deposition, from L. deposition- "putting aside, testimony, burial," from deposit(us) "laid down," p.p. of deponere "to put down," from → de- + ponere "to put, place."
Vâneheš, from vâ-→ de- + neheš verbal noun of nehâdan "to put, place," Mid.Pers. nihâtan, O.Pers./Av. ni- "down; into," → ni-, + dā- "to put; to establish; to give," dadāiti "he gives," cf. Skt. dadâti "he gives," Gk. didomi "I give," L. do "I give;" PIE base *do- "to give."
An act of attacking or plundering.
1) našib-e ofoq; 2) forubâr; 3)
1) Navigation:→ dip.
Depression, verbal noun of depress, from O.Fr. depresser, from L.L. depressare, frequentative of pressus, p.p. of deprimere "press down," from → de- "down" + premere "to press."
1) Našib-e ofoq, from našib "declivity, descent; lowness of ground, slope of any place" (Mid.Pers. nišēp "declivity, (astrology) dejection," Av. *nixšvaēpā-, xšvaēpā- "bottom, rear") + ofoq→ horizon. 2) Forubâr, from foru "down, downward; below; beneath," → de- + bâr "load, pressure, charge," → charge. 3) Našiblâx, from našib, as above, in item 1, + -lâx place suffix.
To remove or withhold something from the enjoyment or possession of (Dictionary.com).
From M.E. depthe, from O.E. deop "deep," → deep + -the "-th."
Žarfâ, noun of žarf "deep," → deep + -â.
1) General: The act or fact of deriving or being derived; origin; descent.
Verbal noun of → derive.
Fr.: 1) dérivé; 2; 3) dérivée
1) General: Derived from another; not original or primitive.
From M.E. derivatif, from L.L. derivativus, from derivat(us), p.p. of derivare, → derive + -ivus.
Vâxané, noun from vâxan, present stem of vâxanidan, → derive.
Fr.: dériver de, tirer de
From O.Fr. dériver, from L. derivare "to draw off (a stream of water), from its source," from de- "from" + riv(us) "a stream" + -are infinitive suffix.
Vâxanidan, from vâ- prefix which indicates "returning to, reference," → de-, + xan "source," variant xân (Gilaki xoni, Tabari xoni, Laki kyani, Tâleši xâni, xoni, Mid.Pers. xân, xânig "source, spring," Av. xā-, xan- "source, fountain, spring," xayana- "belonging to a spring," cf. Khotanese khâhâ- "spring, fountain," Skt. khâ'- "spring, source") + -idan infinitive suffix.
Determined by mathematical computation; formed or developed from something else; not original.
P.p. of → derive.
René Descartes (1596-1650), French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher, who made valuable contributions to mathematics, physics, and philosophy. Descartes was a pioneer and major figure in 17th century rationalism. He represents a major break with the Aristotelianism and Scholasticism of the Medieval period. René Descartes is regarded as the father of modern philosophy. → Descartes ray, → Cartesian coordinates, → Cartesian vortex theory.
Fr.: rayon de Descartes
Same as → rainbow ray.
Fr.: nœud descendant
The point in an orbit where the orbiting body crosses a reference plane, such as the ecliptic or the celestial equator, going from north to south. → ascending node.
Descending, from descend, from L. descendere "to go down," from → de- "down" + scandere "to climb;" Node, from L. nodus "knot."
Gereh "knot," from Mid.Pers. grih "knot." Forudeši adj. of forudeš, verbal noun of forudidan "to descend, go down," (Mid.Pers. frôtihitan "to descend"), from forud "down, downward," Mid.Pers. frôt "down, downward," O.Pers. fravata "forward, downward," Skt. pravát- "a sloping path, the slope of a mountain."
1) General: To tell or represent in written or spoken words; give an account of.
M.E. describen, from L. describere, from → de- + scribere "to write," from PIE *skreibh- (cf. Gk. skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch;" Lett. skripat "scratch, write;" O.N. hrifa "scratch"); PIE base *sker- "cut, incise."
Vâveštan, vâvisidan (on the model of neveštan, nevisidan "to write"), from vâ-, → de-, + vešt-, vis- (see below) + -idan infinitive suffix. Vešt-, vis-, from Mid.Pers. bišt-, bis- (nibištan, nibes- "to write"), from O.Pers. pais- "to adorn, cut, engrave;" Av. paēs- "to paint, adorn," paēsa- "adornment;" Mid.Pers. pēsīdan "to adorn;" cf. Skt. piśáti "adorns; cuts;" Gk. poikilos "multicolored;" L. pingit "embroiders, paints;" O.C.S. pisati "to write;" O.H.G. fēh "multicolored;" Lith. piēšti "to draw, adorn;" PIE base *peik- "colored, speckled."
1) The act or method of describing.
Verbal noun of → describe.
Serving to describe; containing description.
1) An arid land where average annual precipitation is so low
(usually taken as below 250 mm mean annual rainfall)
that it will not adequately support vegetation, and where the potential
rate of evaporation far exceeds precipitation.
From M.E., from O.Fr. desert, from L.L. desertum, literally "thing abandoned," from deserere "to abandon."
Kavir "salt and sour ground, where nothing grows; wilderness," of unknown origin.
1) barsé; 2) barsidan
Fr.: 1) dessin, plan, projet, conception; 2) dessiner, tracer le plan
1a) An outline, sketch, or plan, as of the form and structure of a work of
art, an edifice, or a machine to be executed or constructed.
M.E. designen, from M.Fr. desseign "purpose, project, design," from It. disegno, from disegnare "to mark out," from L. designare "mark out, devise, designate, appoint," from → de- "out" + signare "to mark," from signum "a mark, → sign."
Barsé, related to (Delijâni) barsi "to throw," variants baysi, vaesi,
deresi; (Xonji, Gerâši) bar-, barressa "to fall down;" ultimately
from Proto-Ir. *garH- "to throw;" cf. (+*ni-) Av. niγr- "to
throw down;" Khotanese bīr- "to throw, sow;" Pers. garzin
"a pointed arrow;"
Pashto qoer "jump, leap," aqar "fitting an arrow to the bow-string
ready to shoot;" cf. Skt. gar- "to raise a weapon;" Gk. ballein
"to throw," → problem, blema "projectile;" PIE root
*gwelH- "to throw"
(Cheung 2007). Barsé is coined on the model of Ger. Entwurf
"design; project" and entwerfen "to design,"
from werfen "to throw;" Pers. dar-andâxtan "to propound, to pose"
(Hâfez: falak râ saxt beškâfim o tarhi now dar-andâzim);
also Ar. tarh (
Fr.: dessinateur, créateur, designer
A person who devises or executes designs, especially one who creates forms, structures, and patterns, as for works of art or machines (Dictionary.com).
Verbal form of → desorption.