Fr.: mère, matrice
The body of the → planispheric astrolabe which is a thin circular plate, with a hole in the center. It has a thicker, raised, and graduated edge, called the → limb. The hollow of the mater holds the → tympanum and the rotating → rete. The upper part of the mater carries a jointed ring, called the → throne. By slipping one's thumb into the ring, one raises the instrument so that its weight and symmetrical design keeps it perpendicular to the ground. On the back of the mater are engraved several circular scales (online museo galileo, VirtualMuseum).
From L. mater, → mother.
1) mâdeyi, mâddi, mâdig; 2) mâdig
Fr.: 1, 2) matériel
1) (adj.) Formed or consisting of matter.
Mâdig, from mâd, mâddé, → matter, + -ig, → -ic.
Belief that physical matter is the only reality and that everything, including thought, feeling, mind, and will, can be explained in terms of matter and physical phenomena.
N.L. materialismus; → material + -ism.
Mâddebâvari, from mâddé, → matter, + bâvari, from bâvar "belief" (Mid.Pers. wâbar "beleif;" Proto-Iranian *uar- "to choose; to convince; to believe;" cf. Av. var- "to choose; to convince" varəna-, varana- "conviction, faith;" O.Pers. v(a)r- "to choose; to convince;" Skt. vr- "to choose," vara- "choosing").
The state or quality of being material.
1) mâdigeš 2) mâdigâneš
The act or process of materializing.
Verbal noun of → materialize.
1) mâdigidan; 2) mâdigândan
Fr.: 1) se matérialiser; 2) matérialiser
1a) To come into material form. To take shape.
strength of materials
Fr.: résistance des matériaux
The science concerned with physical characteristics (stress, strain, strength, stiffness, stability) of various engineering components and structures when forces are applied on them.