zamân (#), gâh (#), vaqt (vaxt) (#), tâmen
1) A non-spatial sequential relation in which events occur in apparently irreversible
succession from the past through the present to the future.
→ time's arrow.
M.E.; O.E. tima "limited space of time," from P.Gmc. *timon "time" (cf. O.N. timi "time," Swed. timme "an hour"), akin to L. tempus (genitive temporis) "time" (Fr. temps, Sp. tiempo, It. tempo); maybe related to Pers. Tabari tum, tomon, temen "time;" Aftari ton "time."
Zamân "time," from Mid.Pers. zamân, jamân "time," zamânak
loaned into Aramaic and Ar.,
loaned into Arm. žam, žamanak "time;"
prefixed Sogdian nγm "time, moment, hour;"
Proto-Iranian *gām- "to go, to come;"
cf. Av. gam- "to come; to go," jamaiti "goes;"
O.Pers. gam- "to come; to go;" Mod./Mid.Pers. gâm
"step, pace," âmadan "to come;" cf. Skt. gamati "goes;"
Gk. bainein "to go, walk, step;" L. venire "to come;"
Tocharian A käm- "to come;" O.H.G. queman "to come;" E. come;
PIE base *gwem- "to go, come."
tesk-e zamân, ~ vaqt
Fr.: attribution de temps de télescope
The assignment of telescope time by an expert panel to proposals after evaluating the merits of the observation projects.
Fr.: constante de temps
Th speed of response of a detector, usually measured as 1/(2πν), where ν is the chopping frequency at which the responsivity fails to 1/√2 of its maximum value.
time delay distance
apest-e derang-e zamâni
A distance-like quantity derived from → gravitational lensing time delay. It is given by a combination of three angular diameter distances in a strong lens system: DΔt = (1 + zL)[DA(EL)DA(ES) / DA(LS)], where zL is the → redshift of the → gravitational lens, while DA(EL), DA(ES), and DA(LS) are the angular diameter distances from the Earth to the lens, from the Earth to the source, and from the lens to the source, respectively. As each of the distance is proportional to the inverse of H0, DΔt is proportional to 1/H0.
Fr.: dilatation du temps
A phenomenon related to special and general relativity.
time of periapsis passage
zamân-e gozar az pirâhabâk
Fr.: temps de passage au périapse
Fr.: résolution temporelle
Same → temporal resolution.
Fr.: renversement du temps
A transformation operating on time in the equations of motion of a dynamical system in which t is replaced by -t.
Fr.: échelle de temps
A measure of duration of a specific process, such as → crossing time, → dynamical time scale, → evolutionary time scale, → Kelvin-Helmholtz time scale, → nuclear time scale, → photon escape time, → relaxation time, → star formation time scale.
Fr.: série temporelle
zonâr-e zamân, zamân-zonâr
Fr.: fuseau horaire
Any of the 24 zones on the Earth surface delimited by → meridians at approximately 15° intervals. In each time zone a common standard time is used, and the time is one hour earlier than the zone immediately to the east.
Fr.: flèche du temps
The sequence of all natural processes in which the → entropy increases. In other words, the fact that these processes all move in one direction in time and are → irreversible. The past is distinctly different from the future; things always grow older, never younger.
Fr.: genre temps
Fr.: intervalle genre temps
Fr.: appareil horaire
Any mechanical, electric, or electronic device, such as a clock or watch, designed to measure and display the passage of time.
Zamân-šomâr, literally "time counter," from zamân, → time, + šomâr "counter," from šomârdan "to count," from Mid.Pers. ôšmârtan, ôšmurtan "to reckon, calculate, enumerate, account for," from Av. base (š)mar- "to have in mind, remember, recall," pati-šmar- "to recall; to long for," hišmar-, cf. Skt. smar- "to remember, become aware," smarati "he remembers," L. memor, memoria, Gk. mermera "care," merimna "anxious thought, sorrow," martyr "witness."
arziz (#), qal'y (#)
A metallic chemical element; symbol Sn (L. stannum for → alloys containing → lead). → Atomic number 50; → atomic weight 118.69; → melting point 231.9681°C; → boiling point 2,270°C; → specific gravity 5.75 (gray), 7.3 (white). The element was known in prehistoric times.
M.E., O.E. tin; cf. M.Du., Du. tin, O.H.G. zin, Ger. Zinn, O.N. tin; related to Fr. étain?
Arziz "tin," from Mid.Pers. arziz "tin, lead,"
arus "white, bright;" Av. ərəzata- "silver,"
auruša- "white;" cf. Skt. arjuna- "white, shining,"
rajata- "silver;" Gk. argos "white," arguron "silver,"
L. argentum "silver," arguere
"to make clear," argmentum "argument;"
PIE *arg- "to shine, be white, bright, clear."
Fr.: bandes TiO
tip of the red giant branch method
raveš-e nok-e šâxe-ye qulhâ-ye sorx
Fr.: méthode du haut de la branche des géantes
A technique for deriving extragalactic distances which uses the → luminosity of the brightest → red giant branch stars in old → stellar populations as a "standard candle." For old (> 2-3 Gyr), metal-poor ([Fe/H] < -0.7) stellar populations, this luminosity is relatively well determined, and the → absolute magnitude of these stars in the I band is roughly constant (MI = -4.1 ± 0.1).
Fr.: miroir inclinable
A rapidly moving → mirror used in → adaptive optics to correct overall movements of the incoming → wavefront of light caused by → atmospheric turbulence. The simplest form of adaptive optics is tip-tilt correction, which corresponds to correction of the tilts of the wavefront in two dimensions. This is done by tipping and tilting the mirror rapidly in response to overall changes in position of a reference star. See also → deformable mirror.
Âyené, → mirror; kaj "turned aside; crooked, bent" (cf. Skt. kubja- "hump-backed, crooked," Pali kujja- "bent," L. gibbus "hump, hunch," Lith. kupra "hump") + -o- "and" + râst→ right + -gar agent noun suffix → -or.