An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 428
first-order predicate calculus
  افماریک ِ فراسنی ِ رایه‌ی ِ نخست   
afmârik-e farâsani-ye râye-ye naxost

Fr.: cacul des prédicats du premier ordre   

Same as → first-order logic.

first; → order; → predicate; → calculus.

first-order spectrum
  بیناب ِ رایه‌ی ِ نخست   
binâb-e râye-ye naxost

Fr.: spectre du premier ordre   

An optical spectrum, produced by a diffraction grating, in which the difference in path length of light from adjacent slits is one wavelength.

first; → order; → spectrum.

mâhi (#)

Fr.: poisson   

A limbless cold-blooded vertebrate animal with gills and fins living wholly in water (

M.E. fis(c)h, fyssh, O.E. fisc; cognate with Du. vis, Ger. Fisch, O.Norse fiskr, Goth. fisks; akin to L. piscis; PIE root *pisk- "a fish."

Mâhi "fish," from Mid.Pers. mâhik; Av. masya-; cf. Skt. matsya-, Pali maccha-.

  شکافت‌پذیر، شکافتنی   
šekâftpazir (#), šekâftani (#)

Fr.: fissile   

Any material that is capable of undergoing → nuclear fission by → thermal neutrons. The three primary fissile materials are uranium-233, uranium-235, and plutonium-239. Although sometimes used as a synonym for → fissionable material, this term has acquired a more restricted meaning.

From L. fissilis, from fiss(us), + -illis a suffix of adjectives expressing capability, susceptibility, liability, aptitude, etc.

Šekâftani, from šekâft, → fission + -i a suffix expressing capability, aptitude, etc.

fissile isotope
  ایزوتوپ ِ شکافت‌پذیر   
izotop-e šektpazir

Fr.: isotope fissile   

An isotope that is capable of undergoing nuclear fission after capturing either fast neutron or thermal neutron. Typical fissionable isotopes: 238U, 240Pu, but also 235U, 233U, 239Pu, 241Pu

fissile; → isotope .

šekâft (#)

Fr.: fission   

1) The act or process of splitting or breaking into parts.
2) Splitting of the nucleus of an atom into two or more fragments of comparable size, usually as the result of the impact of a neutron on the nucleus. Same as → nuclear fission.

Fission, from L. fissionem "a breaking up, cleaving," from root of findere "to split."

Šekâft, stem of šekâftan "to split, break, tear," akin to kaftan, kâftan "to split; to dig," Parthian Mid.Pers. q'f- "to split;" Sogdian "to split;" Chorasmian kf- "to split, be split;" Proto-Iranian *kap-, *kaf- "to split."

fission products
  فر‌آورده‌های ِ شکافت   
farâvardehâ-ye šekâft (#)

Fr.: produits de fission   

Nuclides generated by the fission of higher mass elements or by subsequent radioactive decay of nuclides directly generated by fission.

fission; → product.

šekâftpazir (#)

Fr.: fissile   

The material that can be fissioned by fast neutrons, such as uranium-238. Commonly used as a synonym for → fissile material.

From → fission + → -able.

  ۱) سز کردن؛ ۲) سز   
1) saz kardan; 2) saz

Fr.: 1) ajuster; 2) ajustement   

1) (v.) To pass a mathematical line or curve through data points.
2) (n.) The act of fitting.

From M.E. fitten; akin to M.Du. vitten "to befit."

Saz, from sazidan "to suit, fit, be worthy," sazâ "suitable, agreeing with, congruous, deserving of," Mid.Pers. sacitan/sazidan "to fit," sazešn "fitness," sazâg "fitting, worth;" Av. 1sak- "to understand or know a thing; to mark;" cf. Skt. śak- "to be able, powerful" śakta- "able, competent," śakti- "ability, power;" alternatively from Av. 2sak- "to go by, pass, pass away; to be up or over (of time)."

  سزکرد، سز   
saz-kard, saz

Fr.: ajustement   

The process or instance of adapting a mathematical curve to data points.

Verbal form of → fit.

fitting error
  ایرنگ ِ سزکرد، ~ سز   
irang-e saz-kard, ~ saz

Fr.: erreur d'ajustement   

The discrepancy between the mathematical curve and data points. → fit.

fitting; → error.

panj (#)

Fr.: cinq   

A cardinal number whose symbol is 5, V, or ۵.

Five, from O.E. fif, from P.Gmc. *fimfe (cf. O.S. fif, O.H.G. funf), from PIE *penkwe "five;" cognate with Pers. panj, as below.

Panj, from Mid.Pers. panj; Av. panca; cf. Skt. páñca; Gk. pente; L. quinque; E. five, as above.

five-color system
  راژمان ِ پنج‌رنگه   
râžmân-e panj-rangé

Fr.: système à cinq couleurs   

A photometric system which uses five filters, from ultraviolet to the red part of the visual spectrum: U, B, V, R and I.

five; → color; → system.

Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST)

Fr.: FAST   

The 500 m diameter → radio telescope which is the largest → single-dish antenna in the world. It is an Arecibo type telescope nestled within a natural basin in China's remote and mountainous Dawodang, Kedu Town, in southeastern China's Guizhou Province. The → reflector consists of 4,450 triangular panels, each with a side length of 11 m. More than 2,000 → actuators are used, according to the feedback from the measuring system, to deform the whole reflector surface and directly correct for → spherical aberration. Several detectors are used to cover a frequency range of 70 MHz to 3 GHz.

five; → hundred; → meter; → aperture; → spherical; → radio; → telescope.


Fr.: fixer   

1) To make fast, firm, or stable.
2) To place definitely and more or less permanently (

M.E. fixen, probably from O.Fr. fixe "fixed," from L. fixus "fixed, fast, established, settled," p.p. of figere "to fix, fasten."

Infinitive, from barjâ, → fixed.


Fr.: fixation   

The act of fixing or the state of being fixed.

Verbal noun of → fix; → -tion.


Fr.: fixe   

1) Fastened, attached, or placed so as to be firm and not readily movable; firmly implanted; stationary; rigid.
2) Rendered stable or permanent, as color.
3) Set or intent upon something; steadily directed (

Past participle from → fix.

Barjâ "fixed; in place; properly placed," from bar "on, upon, up," → object, + , → place,

fixed star
  ستاره‌ی ِ برجا، ~ ایستاده، ~ بیابانی   
setâre-ye barjâ, ~ istâdé, ~ biyâbâni (#)

Fr.: étoile fixe   

A → heavenly body that, in → contrast to the → planets, does not appear to change its relative → position on the → celestial sphere.

Fixed, p.p. of → fix; → star.

Setâré, → star; barjâ, → fixed.
Istâdé (Biruni in at-Tafhim) "standing," from istâdan "to stand;" O.Pers./Av. sta- "to stand, stand still; set" (cf. Skt. sthâ- "to stand;" Gk. histemi "put, place, weigh;" stasis "a standing still;" Lith. statau "place;" Goth. standan; L. stare "to stand;" PIE base *sta- "to stand");
Biyâbâni (Biruni in at-Tafhim), from Mid.Pers. awiyâbânig "fixed," from negation prefix → a- + wiyâbânig "wandering," from wiyâbân "deluded, seduced," wiyâbânênidan "to lead astray, deceive," from Av. vi- "apart, away from, out" (O.Pers. viy- "apart, away;" cf. Skt. vi- "apart, asunder, away, out;" L. vitare "to avoid, turn aside") + dab- "to deceive;" cf. Skt. vimugdha- "confused, bewildered," vimohita- "confused, infatuated." Note that biyâbân "desert" is from an other origin.

Fizeau test
  آزمون ِ فیزو   
âzmun-e Fizeau

Fr.: test de Fizeau   

The determination of the shape of an optical surface by means of → interferometry using a → fringe pattern formed with respect to a reference surface.

Named after the French physicist Armand Hippolyte Louis Fizeau (1819-1896), see also → toothed-wheel experiment; → test.

âyež (#)

Fr.: flamme   

1) Burning gas or vapor, as from wood or coal, that is undergoing combustion; a portion of ignited gas or vapor.
2) Any flame-like condition; glow; inflamed condition (

M.E. flaume, variant of flaumbe from Anglo-French flaume, flaumbe "a flame;" O.Fr. flambe, from L. flammula "small flame," diminutive of flamma "flame, blazing fire," from PIE *bhleg- "to shine, flash," from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn."

Âyež, from (Dehxodâ) âyež "flame," variants âyiž, âyežé, ižak, of unknown origin.

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