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Tempel-Tuttle Tempel-Tuttle Fr.: Tempel-Tuttle A → periodic comet that is the progenitor of the → Leonids meteor shower. It has a period of 33 years, a → perihelion of 0.982 → astronomical units, an → eccentricity of 0.904, and an → inclination of 162.7°. It was first discovered in 1865 though its past appearances have been traced back to 1366. Tempel-Tuttle is estimated to have a nucleus of radius 1.8 km and a mass of 1.2 × 10^{13} kg. Also designated 55P/Tempel-Tuttle. Named after the German astronomer Ernst Wilhelm Tempel (1821-1889) and the American astronomer Horace Parnell Tuttle (1837-1923), who independently discovered the comet on December 19, 1865 and January 6, 1866 respectively. |
temperature damâ (#) Fr.: température A physical quantity characterizing the mean random motion of molecules in a physical body. In other words, a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles of a system. From L. temperatura "a tempering, moderation," from temperatus, p.p. of temperare "to moderate, to mix." Sense of "degree of heat or cold" first recorded 1670 (Boyle), from L. temperatura, used in this sense by Galileo. Damâ, from dam "breath of an owen; bellows; smoke; air," also "moment, time," from Mid./Mod.Pers. damidan "to blow, breathe;" Av. dāδmainya- "blowing up;" cf. Skt. dahm- "to blow," dhámati "blows;" Gk. themeros "austere, dark-looking;" Lith. dumti "to blow;" PIE dhem-/dhemə- "to smoke, to blow." |
temperature anisotropy nâhamsângardi-ye damâ (#), nâ-izogardi-ye ~ Fr.: anisotropie de température Cosmology: Minute temperature variations of the cosmic microwave background radiation. → temperature; → anisotropy. |
temperature gradient zine-ye damâ (#) Fr.: gradient de température A physical quantity that describes the rate of change of temperature with displacement in a given direction from a given reference point. Same as → thermal gradient. → temperature; → gradient. |
temperature inversion vâgardâni-ye damâ Fr.: inversion de température Meteo.: A reversal in the normal temperature decrease, the temperature rising with increased elevation in the atmosphere instead of falling. A layer in which temperature increases with altitude. → temperature; → inversion. |
tempon tempon Fr.: tempon An elementary unit of time defined as the duration which is necessary for light to travel a distance equal to the classical radius of an electron. Thus, one tempon (τ) is equal to (e^{2}/mc^{2})(1/c)≅ 10^{-23} seconds. From tamp, from L. tempus "time" + → -on. |
temporal tâmeni; 1) zamâni; 2) in-jahâni; 3) tâmeni; 4) giyâni; 5) zamâni Fr.: temporaire 1) Of or pertaining to time. M.E., from O.Fr., from L. temporalis "of a time, but for a time, temporary," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season, proper time or season," of unknown origin. Tâmeni, from tâmen, → time. |
temporal hour sâ'at-e fasli Fr.: heure temporelle A unit of time used in the Roman and Ottoman empires that divided the day from sunrise to sunset into 12 equal numbers of hours, resulting in long summer hours and short winter hours. M.E., from O.Fr. temporal, from L. temporalis "of time, temporary," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season, proper time or season," → time; → hour. |
temporal resolution vâgošud-e zamâni Fr.: résolution temporelle The measure of the ability of an observing system to clearly separate events in time. In other words, the shortest time interval that can be determined between two different events. → temporal hour; → resolution. |
temporality tâmenigi Fr.: temporalité Temporal character or nature. |
temporary tâmenvâr Fr.: temporaire Lasting, existing, serving, or effective for a time only; not permanent. From L. temporarius "according to circumstances, of seasonal character, lasting a short time," from tempus (genitive temporis) "time, season." Tâmenvâr, from tâmen "time", → temporal, + -vâr suffix denoting suiting, befitting, resembling, in the manner of. |
temporize tâmenidan Fr.: temporiser To be indecisive or evasive to gain time or delay acting (Dictionary.com). From M.Fr. temporiser "to pass one's time, wait one's time," from M.L. temporizare "to pass time," from L. tempus (genitive temporis), → temporal. |
ten dah (#) Fr.: dix A cardinal number, nine plus one. M.E. ten(e), tenn(e), O.E. ten(e), tien(e); from P.Gmc. *tekhan (cf. O.S. tehan, O.N. tiu, Dan. ti, Du. tien, O.H.G. zehan, Ger. zehn "ten"), cognate with Pers. dah, as below. Dah, from Mid.Pers. dah "ten;" Av. dasa "ten;" cf. Skt. dáśa- "ten;" Gk. deka "ten;" L. decem "ten;" O.Ir. deich; Lith. dešimtis "ten;" PIE base *dekm. |
tense tanu Fr.: tendu Stretched tight, as a cord, fiber, etc.; drawn taut; rigid. From L. tensus, p.p. of tendere "to stretch," → tension. Tanu "stretched, strained," from tan + -u suffix of excess. The first element tan, from tanidan "to spin, twist, weave" (Mid.Pers. tanitan; Av. tan- to stretch, extend;" cf. Skt. tan- to spin, stretch;" tanoti "stretches," tantram "loom;" Gk. teinein "to stretch, pull tight;" L. tendere "to stretch;" PIE base *ten- "to stretch"), Pers. târ "string," tân "thread," tur "fishing net, net, snare," and tâl "thread" (Borujerdi dialect) belong to this family; variants tanta "cobweb," tanadu, tafen, kartané, kârtané, kâtené, Pashtu tanistah "cobweb;" cf. Skt. tantu- "cobweb, thread, string"). |
tensile taneši (#) Fr.: extensible Of or pertaining to → tension. From M.L. tensilis "capable of being stretched," from L. tensus, p.p. of tendere "to stretch," → tension. Taneši, related to taneš, → tension. |
tensile force niruy-e taneši Fr.: force de traction The force tending to stretch (or produce tension in) an object |
tension taneš (#) Fr.: tension General: The act of stretching or straining; the state of being
stretched or strained. M.E., from M.Fr. tension, from L. tensionem (nominative tensio) "a stretching," from tensus, p.p. of tendere "to stretch," cognate with Pers. taneš, as below. Taneš, verbal noun from tanidan "to spin, twist, weave;" Mid.Pers. tanitan; Av. tan- to stretch, extend;" cf. Skt. tan- to spin, stretch;" tanoti "stretches," tantram "loom;" Gk. teinein "to stretch, pull tight;" L. tendere "to stretch;" PIE base *ten- "to stretch"), Pers. târ "string," tân "thread," tur "fishing net, net, snare," and tâl "thread" (Borujerdi dialect) belong to this family; variants tanta "cobweb," tanadu, tafen, kartané, kârtané, kâtené, Pashtu tanistah "cobweb;" cf. Skt. tantu- "cobweb, thread, string." |
tensor tânsor, tângar Fr.: tenseur A system of numbers or functions where components obey a certain law of
transformation when the variables undergo a linear transformation.
A tensor may consist of a single number, in which case it is
referred to as a tensor of order zero, or simply a → scalar.
The tensor of order one represents a → vector.
Similarly there will be tensors of order two, three, and so on. Agent noun of tense (v.) → tension. |
tensor analysis ânâlas-e tânsori Fr.: analyse tensorielle A method of calculation in higher mathematics based on the properties of tensors. |
tensor contraction terengeš-e tânsor Fr.: contraction de tenseur An operation of tensor algebra that is obtained by setting unlike indices equal and summing according to a summation convention. → contraction; → tensor. |
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