lakke-ye pišrow (#)
Fr.: tache de tête
In a → sunspot group, the first spot to form in the direction of rotation and the last to disappear. It is the largest, the strongest in magnetic intensity, and the closest to the solar equator among the group sunspots. See also → follower spot.
From M.E. leder(e), O.E. lædan "cause to go with one, lead," from W.Gmc. *laithjan (cf. O.S. lithan, O.N. liða "to go," O.H.G. ga-lidan "to travel," Goth. ga-leiþan "to go"); → spot.
Lakké, → spot; pišrow "leader, forerunner," from piš "in front, forward, before" (Mid.Pers. pêš "before, earlier;" O.Pers. paišiya "before; in the presence of") + row "going," present stem of raftan "to go, elapse, glide by, depart" (Mid.Pers. raftan, raw-, Proto-Iranian *rab/f- "to go; to attack").
One of the organs, usually green and flat, growing from the side of a stem or branch or direct from the root of a tree or plant. A leaf constitutes a unit of the foliage, and functions primarily in food manufacture by → photosynthesis.
M.E. leef, lef; O.E. leaf; cf. O.S. lof, O.N. lauf, O.Fris. laf, Du. loof, O.H.G. loub, Ger. Laub.
Barg "leaf" (Tabari, Gilaki valg, balg; Kurd. belg, balk, Semnâni valg); Mid.Pers. warg "leaf;" Av. varəka- "leaf;" cf. Skt. valká- "bark, bast, rind;" Russ. volokno "fibre, fine combed flax."
Fr.: bissextile, intercalaire
In a calendar, having an extra day or month inserted.
O.E. hleapan "to jump, run, leap" (cf. O.S. hlopan, O.N. hlaupa, O.Fris. hlapa, Du. lopen, Ger. laufen "to run," Goth. us-hlaupan "to jump up"), of uncertain origin, with no known cognates beyond Germanic. The noun is O.E. hlyp (Anglian *hlep). Noun in leap year, so called from its causing fixed festival days to "leap" ahead one day in the week.
Andarheli, from andarhel, verbal noun of andarhelidan, andarheštan "to insert," from andar-→ inter- + helidan, heštan "to place, put" from Mid.Pers. hištan, hilidan "to let, set, leave, abandon;" Parthian Mid.Pers. hyrz; O.Pers. hard- "to send forth;" ava.hard- "to abandon;" Av. harəz- "to discharge, send out; to filter," hərəzaiti "releases, shoots;" cf. Skt. srj- "to let go or fly, throw, cast, emit, put forth;" Pali sajati "to let loose, send forth."
Fr.: jour intercalaire
The extra day added to a solar calendar (e.g. Gregorian, Iranian) in a leap year.
Fr.: mois intercalaire
An intercalary month employed in some calendars to preserve a seasonal relationship between the Lunar and Solar cycles. → embolismic month.
Fr.: seconde intercalaire
A one-second added between 60s and 0s at announced times to keep the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), counted by atomic clocks, within 0s.90 of mean solar time (UT1). Generally, leap seconds are added at the end of June or December.
Fr.: année bissextile
In solar calendars the year that contains 366 days, instead of 365, in order to keep the calendar in pace with the real solar time.
Fr.: moindre, plus petit
Smallest in size, amount, degree, etc.
From M.E. leest(e), O.E. læst, læsest "smallest" (superlative of læs "smaller, less").
Kucaktarin, kamtarin, superlatives of kucak and
kam, → small.
least common multiplier (LCM)
kucektarin bastâgar-e hamdâr
Fr.: plus petit commun multiple
Of two or more → integers, the smallest positive number that is divisible by those integers without a remainder.
Fr.: moindres carrés
Any statistical procedure that involves minimizing the sum of squared differences.
saz-e kucaktarin cârušhâ
Fr.: ajustement moindres carrées
A fit through data points using least squares.
1) parižidan; 2) pariž
Fr.: 1) quitter; 2) congé, permission
1a) Go away from.
M.E. leven, from O.E. laefan "to allow to remain in the same state or condition" (cf. O.Saxon farlebid "left over;" Ger. bleiben "to remain") ultimately from PIE *leip- "to stick, adhere;" also "fat," from which the cognates: Gk. lipos "fat;" O.E. lifer "liver," → life.
Parižidan, on the model of Sariqoli barēzj "leavings;" Yaghnobi piraxs- "to stay behind, remain;" ultimately from Proto-Ir. *apa-raic-, from *raic- "to abandon, leave;" cf. Av. raēc- "to leave, let" (Cheung 2006), → heritage.
Fr.: loi de Leavitt
Same as the → period-luminosity relation.
pil-e Leclanché (#)
Fr.: pile de Leclanché
A → primary cell in which the anode is a rod of carbon and the cathode a zinc rod both immersed in an electrolyte of ammonia plus a depolarizer.
Named after the inventor Georges Leclanché (1839-1882), a French chemist, → cell.
1) The ninth of Jupiter's known satellites and the smallest. It is 16 km
in diameter and has its orbit at 11 million km from its planet. Also called
Jupiter XIII, it was discovered by Charles Kowal (1940-), an American astronomer,
In Gk. mythology, Leda was queen of Sparta and the mother, by Zeus in the form of a swan, of Pollux and Helen of Troy.
Fr.: critère de Ledoux
An improvement of → Schwarzschild's criterion for convective instability, which includes effects of chemical composition of the gas. In the Ledoux criterion the gradient due to different molecular weights is added to the adiabatic temperature gradient.
After the Belgian astrophysicist Paul Ledoux (1914-1988), who studied problems of stellar stability and variable stars. He was awarded the Eddington Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1972 (Ledoux et al. 1961 ApJ 133, 184); → criterion.
Of, pertaining to, or located on or toward the west when somebody or something is facing north. Opposite of → right.
M.E. left, lift, luft, O.E. left, lyft- "weak, idle," cf. Ger. link, Du. linker "left," from O.H.G. slinc, M.Du. slink "left," Swed. linka "limp," slinka "dangle."
Cap "left," from unknown origin.
razan-e dast-e cap
Fr.: règle de la main gauche
See → Fleming's rules.
capâl (#) , capdast (#)
Using the left hand with greater ease than the right.
1) Permitted by law; lawful.
From M.Fr. légal or directly from L. legalis "legal, pertaining to the law," from lex (genitive legis) "law."
Qânuni, of or relating to qânun, → law.