Fr.: givre, gelée
Another name for → frost.
Fr.: météorite d'Hoba
The world's largest meteorite found in 1920, near Grootfontein, Namibia. It was discovered by Jacobus H. Brits while ploughing one of his fields with an ox. The meteorite is tabular in shape and measures 2.95 x 2.84 m; it has an average thickness of about 1 m (1.22 m maximum and 0.75 m minimum). The Hoba meteorite weighs about 65-70 tons. Its chemical composition is 82.4 % iron, 16.4 % nickel, 0.8 % Cobalt, and traces of other metals. No crater is present around the site of the meteorite, probably because it fell at a lower rate of speed than expected. The flat shape of the object may be responsible for its low velocity at impact.
Named after Hoba West, the farm it was discovered; → meteorite.
Fr.: transfert de Hohmann
An → orbital maneuver using two timed engine impulses to move a spacecraft between two coplanar circular orbits. It is performed through an elliptic orbit which is tangent to both circles at their periapses (→ periapsis).
In honor of Walter Hohmann (1880-1945), German engineer who in his book, The Attainability of Celestial Bodies (1925), described the mathematical principles that govern space vehicle motion, in particular spacecraft transfer between two orbits.
surâx (#), câlé (#), câl (#)
1) General: An opening through something; an area where something is missing;
a serious discrepancy.
O.E. hol "orifice, hollow place," from P.Gmc. *khulaz (cf. O.H.G. hol, M.Du. hool, Ger. hohl "hollow"), from PIE base *kel- "to cover, conceal." → cell.
Surâx "hole," from Mid.Pers. sûlâk "whole, aperture,"
Av. sūra- "hole;" cf. Gk. koilos "hollow," L.
cava "cave," cavus "hollow;"
PIE base keuə- "to swell; vault, hole."
daršâneš-e surâx, ~ câlé
Fr.: injection de trou
The injection of holes in a semiconductor which can be produced by application of a sharp conducting point in contact with an n-type semiconductor.
1) sepantruz; 2) âsudruz; 3) âsudgân
Fr.: 1); 2) férié; 3) vacances
1) A day fixed by law or custom on which ordinary business is suspended in
commemoration of some event or in honor of some person.
1) Sepantruz, from sepant "holy,"
→ heiligenschein, + ruz, → day.
From M.E. holo-, from O.fr., from L. hol-, holo-, from Gk. holos "whole," akin to Pers. har- "every, all, each, any," as below.
Haru, from Mid.Pers. har(v) "all, each, every" (Mod.Pers. har "every, all, each, any"); O.Pers. haruva- "whole, all together;" Av. hauruua- "whole, at all, undamaged;" cf. Skt. sárva- "whole, all, every, undivided;" Gk. holos "whole, complete;" L. salvus "whole, safe, healthy," sollus "whole, entire, unbroken;" PIE base *sol- "whole."
Fr.: holocauste, shoa
1) A great or complete devastation or destruction, especially by fire.
A three-dimensional image produced with the technique of → holography.
Of, relating to, or produced using → holography; three-dimensional.
Fr.: réseau holographique
A → diffraction grating produced from a series of constructive → interference fringes. The fringes, whose intensities vary in a sinusoidal pattern, correspond to the grooves of the grating. They are recorded on a photosensitive substrate and subsequently treated using a chemical procedure. Since the grooves are created by the interference of light, such a grating is free from the random and periodic errors present in → ruled gratings.
A technique for making three-dimensional images by recording → interference patterns from a split → laser beam on a medium such as photographic film. One of the → coherent beams irradiates the object, the second beam illuminates a recording medium. The two beams produce an interference pattern, called → hologram, on the film. The hologram contains information on both → phase and → amplitude of the object. However, this information is in a coded form, and the image must be reconstructed. When the object is removed and the hologram is illuminated by the laser from the original direction, a 3-dimensional image of the object appears where the object was originally, as if it were not removed. The visible object seems so real that the observer can detect → parallax by changing the position of one's head.
From → holo- "whole" + → -graphy. By using the term holography, Dennis Gabor (1900-1979), the Hungarian-British electrical engineer and inventor, wanted to stress that the technique records complete information about a wave, both about its amplitude and its phase, in contrast to the usual photography in which only the distribution of the amplitude is recorded.
Fr.: système holonomique
A material system in which the → constraints can be expressed in the form of an equation relating the coordinates.
1) Respect or reverence paid or rendered.
M.E. (h)omage, from O.Fr. homage "allegiance or respect for one's feudal lord," from homme "man," → human, + -age.
A combining form meaning "same" used in the formation of compound words. Also, especially before a vowel, hom-.
Homo-, from Gk. homos "one and the same," also "belonging to two or more jointly," from PIE *somos; cf. Pers. ham-, as below; Lith. similis "like," Goth. sama "the same," samana "together."
Ham- "together, with; same, equally, even," Mid.Pers. ham-, like L. com- and Gk. syn- with neither of which it is cognate. O.Pers./Av. ham-, Skt. sam-; also O.Pers./Av. hama- "one and the same," Skt. sama-, Gk. homos-; originally identical with PIE numeral *sam- "one," from *som-. The Av. ham- appears in various forms: han- (before gutturals, palatals, dentals) and also hem-, hen-.
Fr.: sphères homocentriques
Concentric → spheres of Eudoxus.
State or quality of having a uniform appearance or composition, being homogeneous
1) Of uniform composition or having a common property throughout.
Homogeneous, from M.L. homogeneus, from Gk. homogenes "of the same kind," from homos "same," → homo-, + genos "race, kind," gonos "birth, offspring," from PIE base *gen-/*gon-/*gn- "to produce, beget, be born," cf. Av. zan- "to bear, give birth to a child, be born," infinitive zazāite, zāta- "born," zana- "race" (in sruuô.zana- "belonging to the race of the horned ones"), O.Pers. zana- "tribe" (in paru-zana- "consisting of many tribes"), Skt. janati "begets, bears," jana- "creature, human being, race, tribe, people;" L. genus "race, stock, kind," gignere "to beget."
Hamgen "of the same kind, like each other; friend, partner," from ham-, → homo-, + gen "kind," O.Pers./Av. zana- "race; tribe," cognate with L. genus, as above). Alternatively, gen may be a variant of Mid./Mod.Pers. gôn/gun "kind, type; manner; color, skin color," from Av. gaona- "hair, hair color, color."
šârre-ye hamgen (#)
Fr.: fluide homogène
A fluid with uniform properties throughout, but meteorologists sometimes designate as homogeneous a fluid with constant density.