An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics
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dioptra
  دیوپترا   
dioptrâ

Fr.: dioptra   

An instrument used in antiquity to measure the apparent diameter of the Sun and the Moon. It was a rod with a scale, a sighting hole at one end, and a disk that could be moved along the rod to exactly obscure the Sun or Moon. The Sun was observed directly with the naked eye at sunrise or sunset in order to prevent eye damage. Aristarchus (c.310-230 B.C.), Archimedes (c. 290-212 B.C.), Hipparchus (died after 127 B.C.), and Ptolemy (c.100-170 A.D.) used the dioptra. The instrument could also serve for measurement of angles, land levelling, surveying, and construction of aqueducts and tunnels.

diopter.

dioxide
  دی‌اکسید   
dioksid

Fr.: dioxyde   

Any → oxide containing two → atoms of → oxygen the → molecule.

di-; → oxide.

dip
  نشیب   
našib (#)

Fr.: inclinaison   

1) Navigation: The angular difference between the visible horizon and the true horizon. Same as → dip of the horizon.
2) Geodesy: The angle between the horizontal and the lines of force of the Earth's magnetic field at any point. → magnetic dip.
3) Aviation: The angle between the true and apparent horizon, which depends on flight height, the Earth's curvature, and refraction.

O.E. dyppan "to immerse," cognate with Ger. taufen "to baptize," and with → deep.

Našib, → depression.

dip angle
  زاویه‌ی ِ نشیب   
zâviye-ye našib

Fr.: angle d'inclinaison   

The angular difference between the → visible horizon and the → true horizon. Same as → dip of the horizon.

dip; → angle.

dip of the horizon
  نشیب ِ افق   
našib-e ofoq

Fr.: inclinaison de l'horizon   

The angle created by the observer's line of sight to the → apparent horizon and t he → true horizon. Neglecting the → atmospheric refraction, dip of the horizon can be expressed by θ (radians) = (2h/R)1/2, where h is the observer's height and R the Earth's radius. An an example, for a height of 1.5m above the sea, and R = 6.4 x 106 m, the dip angle is about 0.00068 radians, or 0.039 degrees, about 2.3 minutes of arc, quite appreciable by the eye. See also → distance to the horizon. Same as → dip angle.

dip; → horizon.

Diphda (β Ceti)
  وزغ   
Vazaq

Fr.: Diphda   

The brightest star in the constellation → Cetus; a → red supergiant (K0 III) of visual magnitude 2.04.

Diphda, from Ar. zafda' (ضفدع) "frog." It is also designated as Deneb Kaitos, from zanab al-qaytusذنب القیطس "tail of Cetus."

Mid.Pers. wazaγ, vak; Av. vazaγa- "frog," → tadpole orbit.

diphthong
  دوواکه   
dovâké

Fr.: diphthongue   

Phonetics: A → vowel sound produced by a blended sequence of two separate vowels in a single syllable, where the sound begins as one vowel and moves toward another (as in loud, light, and lair).

From M.Fr. diphthongue, from L.L. diphthongus, from Gk. diphthongos "having two sounds," from → di- "double" + phthongos "sound, voice."

Dovâké, from do "two, → di-" + vâké, vâk, → voice.

diplopia
  دوبینی   
dobini (#)

Fr.: diplopie   

A pathological condition of vision in which a single object appears double because the eyes are not focusing properly. Same as → double vision.

From L. diplo- "double, in pairs," from Gk., combining form of diplos "twofold" + -opia, from Gk. -opia, from ops "eye."

Dobini, from dotwo + bini "vision, seeing," from bin "to see; seer" (present stem of didan; Mid.Pers. wyn-; O.Pers. vain- "to see;" Av. vaēn- "to see;" Skt. veda "I know;" Gk. oida "I know," idein "to see;" L. videre "to see;" PIE base *weid- "to know, to see").

dipolar
  دیپلی، دی‌قطبی   
dipoli, diqotbi

Fr.: dipolaire   

Of or relating to a → dipole.

dipole; → -ar.

dipolar magnetic field
  میدان ِ مغناتیسی ِ دیپلی، ~ ~ دی‌قطبی   
meydân-e meqnâtisi-ye dipoli, ~ ~ diqotbi

Fr.: champ magnétique dipolaire   

A → magnetic field produced by a system possessing a net magnetic → dipole moment.

dipolar; → magnetic; → field.

dipole
  دیپل، دی‌قطبه   
dipol, diqotbé

Fr.: dipole   

1) A combination of two electrically or magnetically charged particles of opposite signs, which are separated by a very small distance.
2) Chemistry: A molecule containing both positively and negatively charged groups.

di- "two, twice, double," + → pole.

dipole anisotropy
  ناهمسانگردی ِ دی‌پل، ~ دی‌قطبه   
nâhamsângardi-ye dipol, ~ diqotbé

Fr.: anisotropie dipolaire   

A form of anistropy in the temperature of the → cosmic microwave background radiation, appearing as one hot pole and one cold pole, caused by our motion with respect to the cosmic background radiation. The temperature variations, amounting to 1 part in 1000, yield a velocity of about 600 km/sec for our Galaxy with respect to the background. → cosmic microwave background anisotropy.

dipole; → anisotropy.

dipole antenna
  آنتن ِ دیپل، ~ دی‌قطبه   
ânten-e dipol, ~ diqotbé

Fr.: antenne dipôle   

One of the simplest kinds of antenna which is connected at the center to a radio-frequency feed line for transmitting or receiving radio frequency energy. It differs from the dish antenna in that it consists of many separate antennas that collect energy by feeding all their weak individual signals into one common receiving set.

dipole; → antenna.

dipole moment
  گشتاور ِ دوقطبه   
gaštâvar-e doqotbé (#)

Fr.: moment dipolaire   

1) The product of the strength of either of the charges in an → electric dipole and the distance separating the two charges. It is expressed in → coulomb meters. Dipole moment is a → vector quantity. Its direction is defined as toward the positive charge. In chemistry dipole moment is a quantitative measure of polarity in a molecule; the unit is the → debye.
2) The product of the strength of either of the poles in a → magnetic dipole and the distance separating the two poles. Dipole moment is a vector quantity. Its direction is defined as toward the magnetic north pole.

dipole; → moment.

dipole radiation
  تابش ِ دوقطبه   
tâbeš-e doqotbé

Fr.: rayonnement dipolaire   

The electromagnetic radiation produced by an oscillating → electric dipole or → magnetic dipole.

dipole; → radiation.

diproton
  دیپروتون   
diproton

Fr.: diproton   

An → isotope of → helium that consists of two → protons, without any → neutrons. It is extremely → unstable.

di-; → proton.

Dirac
  دیراک   
Dirac

Fr.: Dirac   

Paul A. M. Dirac (1902-1984), English theoretical → physicist, one of the founders of → quantum mechanics and → quantum electrodynamics, Nobel Prize for Physics in 1933. → Dirac annihilation, → Dirac equation, → Dirac function, → Dirac constant, → Fermi-Dirac statistics .

Dirac annihilation
  نابودی ِ دیراک   
nâbudi-ye Dirac

Fr.: annihilation de Dirac   

Same as → pair annihilation.

Dirac; → annihilation.

Dirac constant
  پایای ِ دیراک   
pâyâ-ye Dirac

Fr.: constante de Dirac   

The → Planck constant divided by 2π and denoted ħ, pronounced h-bar. Also called → reduced Planck constant.

Dirac; → constant.

Dirac equation
  هموگش ِ دیراک   
hamugeš-e Dirâk

Fr.: équation de Dirac   

The equation that describes the behavior of an electron in a way that combines the requirements of quantum mechanics with the requirements of relativity.

Dirac; → equation.

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