mekânik (#), sâzokârik
1) The structure or arrangement of parts of a machine or similar device, or of
From Mod.L. mechanismus, from Gk. mekhane, → machine.
Sâzokâr, literally "making and working," from sâz "apparatus; (musical) instrument," from sâzidan, sâxtan "to build, make, fashion; to adapt, adjust, be fit" (from Mid.Pers. sâxtan, sâz-, Manichean Parthian s'c'dn "to prepare, to form;" Av. sak- "to understand, to mark," sâcaya- (causative) "to teach") + kâr "work," from kardan "to do, to make" (Mid.Pers. kardan; O.Pers./Av. kar- "to do, make, build;" Av. kərənaoiti "he makes;" cf. Skt. kr- "to do, to make," krnoti "he makes, he does," karoti "he makes, he does," karma "act, deed;" PIE base kwer- "to do, to make").
Statistics: The middle value in a sample sorted into ascending order.
If the sample contains an even number of values, the median is defined as the mean of
the middle two.
Miyâné from miyân, → middle, + -é nuance suffix.
The art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs, surgical operations or appliances, or manipulations (Dictionary.com).
M.E. medicin, from O.Fr. medecine "art of healing, cure," from L. medicina "the healing art; a remedy," feminine of medicinus (adj.) "of a doctor," from medicus "a physician;" PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise," → dimension; cf. Av. vi-mad- "physician;" Gk. medein "to rule;" L. meditari "think or reflect on, consider," → meditation; Ir. miduir "judge;" O.E. metan "to measure out."
Pezeški, from pezešk "physician," from Mid.Pers. bizešk "physician," bêšâz "medicinal;" Av. bišaz- "to cure, heal;" cf. Skt. bhisaj- "healer, physician."
To engage in thought or contemplation; reflect. → consider.
Back formation from → meditation.
Segâlidan "to meditate, consider, think," from Mid.Pers. uskaridan "to think, consider, discuss," from us-, → ex-, + kar- "to observe, to consider;" related to engâridan, negaristan, âgâridan, → consider.
The act of meditating. → consideration.
From L. meditatatus p.p. of meditari "to think over, reflect, consider," from PIE root *med- "to measure, limit, consider, advise," → mode.
Verbal noun of → meditate.
An intervening substance through which an effect is produced; surrounding objects, conditions, or influences; environment. → interstellar medium.
From L. medium, from neut. of adj. medius "middle," from PIE *medhyo- "middle;" cf. Av. maδəma- "middle," as below.
Madim, from Av. maδəma- [adj.] "middle, being in the middle; middling, of a middling size or quality," maiδim "in the midst of," maiδyāna- "the middle;" cf. Skt. mádhya- "middle;" Gk. messos; Goth. midjis; O.E. midd "middle;" O.C.S. medzu "between," Arm. mej "middle;" L. medium, as above.
To come upon; come into the presence of; encounter.
M.E. meten, from O.E. metan "to find, find out; encounter; obtain," cognate with O.Frisian meta, O.Sax. motian "to meet," Goth. gamotijan, ultimately from PIE root *mod- "to meet, assemble."
Mavâzidan, from Sogd. mwz "to meet together, encounter" (Cheung 2007); ultimately from Proto-Ir. *ham-uaz-, from *ham- "together, → com-," + *uaz- "to move, carry, drive;" cf. Av. vaz- "to move, carry, drive (a chariot);" Pers. vazidan "to blow;" parvâz "→ flight."
1) The act of coming together.
1) Prefix, often meaning "large, great."
From Gk. megas "great, large, mighty," from PIE *meg- "great;" cf. L. magnus, Goth. mikils, O.E. micel.
Same as → Dyson sphere.
megatons of TNT
megâton-e TNT (#)
Fr.: megatonnes de TNT
Megrez (δ Ursae Majoris)
One of the seven stars of the → Big Dipper, which links Ursa Major's tail to the Bear's hindquarters. Megrez is the dimmest of the Big Dipper stars at magnitude +3.3. It is an A3 dwarf, about 20 times more luminous that the Sun, lying 81 light-years away.
From Ar. al-Maghriz(
godâxtan, godâzidan (#)
(v.int.) To become liquefied by warmth or heat, as ice, snow, butter, or metal. (v.tr.) To reduce to a liquid state by warmth or heat; to fuse.
M.E. melten, O.E. meltan "become liquid;" cf. O.N. melta "to digest;" Gk. meldein "to melt," L. mollis "soft, mild."
Godâxtan, godâz- "to melt," from Mid.Pers. vitâxtan, vitâcitan "to melt," from Av. vi-taxti- "flowing away, melting," from vi- "apart, away from, out" (O.Pers. viy- "apart, away;" cf. Skt. vi- "apart, asunder, away, out;" L. vitare "to avoid, turn aside") + tak- "to run, to flow," taciāp- "flowing water," tacinti (3pl.pers.act.) "to flow," tacar- "course," tacan "current, streaming;" Mod.Pers. tâz-, tâxtan "to run; to hasten; to assault," tâzi "swift (greyhound)," tak "running, rush;" Mid.Pers. tâz-, tâxtan "to flow, to cause to walk," tc- "to flow, to walk," tag "running, attack," tâzig "swift, fast;" Khotanese ttajs- "to flow, to walk;" cf. Skt. tak- "to rush, to hurry," takti "runs;" O.Ir. tech- "to flow;" Lith. teketi "to walk, to flow;" O.C.S. tešti "to walk, to hurry;" Tokharian B cake "river;" PIE base *tekw- "to run; to flow."
Fr.: fusion du cœur de réacteur
A severe accident in a nuclear reactor which is caused by a major failure in the reactor cooling circuit leading to the melting of the reactor core. Without coolant, the core would overheat so that the uranium fuel would melt. If the core continued to heat up, the steel walls of the core would also melt. If the molten core escaped from the containment housing of the reactor, large amounts of highly radioactive materials would be released into the atmosphere. The radioactive contamination of the air, water, and soil can have disastrous consequences for life.
→ melt; down, M.E. doun, from O.E. dune "downward," short for adune, ofdune, from a-, of "off, from" + dune "hill."
Forugodâxt, from foru- "down, downward; below; beneath," as in forurixtan, forunešastan, foruraftan (Mid.Pers. frôt "down, downward;" O.Pers. fravata "forward, downward;" cf. Skt. pravát- "a sloping path, the slope of a mountain") + godâxt past stem of godâxtan, godazidan → melt.
noqte-ye godâz (#)
Fr.: point de fusion
The temperature at which a solid changes to a liquid.
A person or a thing that is part of a group body; e.g. a star which belongs to a cluster.
From M.E., from O.Fr. membre, from L. membrum "limb, member of the body, part."
Hamvand, literally "linked, joined together," from 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-) + vand "joined, tied," from bastan, vastan "to bind, shut" (O.Pers./Av. band- "to bind, fetter," banda- "band, tie" (cf. Skt. bandh- "to bind, tie, fasten;" PIE *bhendh- "to bind;" Ger. binden; E. bind).
The state of being a member.
From → member + -ship a native E. suffix of nouns denoting condition, character, office, skill, etc., from M.E., O.E. -scipe; akin to shape.
hamvandi, from hamvand, → member, + -i condition, character suffix.
Fr.: fonction d'adhésion
One of several functions used in the → fuzzification and → defuzzification steps of a → fuzzy logic system to map the → nonfuzzy input values to → fuzzy linguistic terms and vice versa. A membership function is used to quantify a linguistic term.