Pertaining to or existing at or from the very beginning.
From L.L. primordialis "first of all, original," from L. primordium "the beginning," from primus "first" + stem of ordiri "to begin."
Bonâqâzin, from bon "basis; root; foundation; bottom" (Mid.Pers. bun "root; foundation; beginning," Av. būna- "base, depth," cf. Skt. bundha-, budhná- "base, bottom," Pali bunda- "root of tree") + âqâzin "pertaining to the beginning," from âqâz "beginning" (Proto-Iranian *āgāza-, from prefix ā- + *gāz- "to take, receive," cf. Sogdian āγāz "beginning, start," pcγz "reception, taking").
Fr.: abondance primordiale
The relative amount of a light element (e.g. deuterium, lithium, helium) synthesized in the early Universe.
primordial black hole
Fr.: trou noir primordial
A black hole formed following the Big Bang event due to incredibly violent turbulence that squeezed concentrations of matter to high densities. These black holes, first suggested by Stephen Hawking, are expected to have a mass comparable to that of a mountain and a size as small as an atom. Same as → mini black hole.
primordial curvature perturbation
partureš-e xamidegi-ye bonâqâzin
Fr.: perturbation de courbure primordiale
In cosmological models, the phenomenon that is supposed to seed the → cosmic microwave background anisotropies and the structure formation of the Universe.
Fr.: galaxie primordiale
A high redshift, metal-deficient galaxy that formed very early in the history of the Universe.
Fr.: hélium primordial
The helium element created in the → early Universe, around 3 minutes after the → Big Bang, when the temperature dropped to 109 degrees; in contrast to the helium being synthesized in stars. Based on observations of helium → emission lines in → H II regions of metal-poor dwarf galaxies (→ metal-deficient galaxy), the primordial 4He → chemical abundance (by mass) is estimated to be YP = 0.24672 ± 0.00017. Moreover, using observations of a near-pristine → intergalactic cloud, a value of 0.250 +0.033-0.025 has been reached (Cooke & Fumagalli, 2018, Nature Astronomy, 2, 657). The theoretical He abundance predicted by → Big Bang nucleosynthesis is 0.24709 ± 0.00017 (Pitrou et al., 2018, arXiv:1801.08023).
Fr.: nucléosynthèse primordiale
The formation of → chemical elements in the → early Universe, between about 0.01 seconds and 3 minutes after the → Big Bang, when the nuclei of primordial matter collided and fused with one another. Most of the → helium in the → Universe was created by this process. Same as → Big Bang nucleosynthesis