dense core mass function
karyâ-ye jerm-e maqze-ye cagâl
Fr.: fonction de masse des cœurs denses
dense molecular cloud
abr-e molekuli-ye cagâl
Fr.: nuage moléculaire dense
A type of → interstellar medium cloud in which → carbon (C) becomes almost completely molecular due to relatively high → extinction. The chemistry is qualitatively different from that of → diffuse molecular clouds, as the → electron abundance is very low (→ cosmic-ray ionization being the dominant source) and the reactive C is replaced by the very stable → carbon monoxide (CO). This regime is found only in → sightlines with AV > 5-10 mag; not all such sightlines will contain dense cloud material and if dense cloud material is present it is likely to be surrounded by → translucent material. These clouds are typically → self-gravitating, and are most often observed by → infrared absorption and → millimeter wave emission methods. Their densities are typically at least 104 cm-3, and their → kinetic temperatures are typically on the order of 10-50 K in the quiescent regions. Most of the more than 140 currently known → interstellar molecules were found through observations of → microwave→ rotational transitions in such clouds, starting with the discovery of OH, followed by a host of other new detections such as CO, NH3, H2O, and H2CO (Snow & McCall, 2006, ARA&A 44, 367).
The amount of any quantity per unit volume. The mass density is the
mass per unit volume. The energy density is the energy per unit
volume; particle density is the number of particles per unit volume.
Noun form of → dense.
Fr.: cuspide de densité
A localized increase in number of → stellar black holes near a → supermassive black hole predicted by models of galactic → stellar dynamics (Bahcall, Wolf, 1976, ApJ, 209, 214). Same as → stellar cusp.
Fr.: fluctuations de densité
In the early Universe, localized enhancements in the density of either matter alone or matter and radiation. According to models, very small initial fluctuations (less than 1 percent) can lead to subsequent formation of galaxies.
Fr.: paramètre de densité
One of the four terms that describe an arranged version of the
→ Friedmann equations. They are all time dependent.
Fr.: profile de densité
mowj-e cagâli (#)
Fr.: onde de densité
A wave phenomenon in which the density fluctuations of a physical quantity propagates in a compressible medium. For example, the → spiral arms of a → galaxy are believed to be due to a density wave which results from the natural instability of the → galactic disk caused by its own gravitational force. A common example of a density wave concerns traffic flow. A slow-moving vehicle on a narrow two-lane road causes a high density of cars to pile up behind it. As it moves down the highway the "traffic density wave" moves slowly too. But the density wave of cars does not keep the same cars in it. Instead, the first cars leave the density wave when they pass the slow vehicle and continue on at a more normal speed and new ones are added as they approach the density wave from behind. Moreover, the speed with which the density wave moves is lower than the average speed of the traffic and that the density wave can persist well after its original cause is gone. See → density wave theory.
density wave theory
negare-ye mowj-e cagâli
Fr.: théorie des ondes de densité
One possible explanation for → spiral arms,
first put forward by B. Lindblad in about 1925 and developed later by
C.C. Lin and F. H. Shu. According to this theory, spiral arms are not material
structures, but regions of somewhat enhanced density, created by
→ density waves. Density waves are perturbations amplified by
the self-gravity of
the → galactic disk. The perturbation results from natural
non-asymmetry in the disk and enhanced by environmental processes, such as galaxy encounters.
Density waves rotate around the → galactic center and periodically
compress the disk material upon their passage. If the spiral arms were
rigid structures rotating like a pinwheel,
the → differential rotation
of the galaxy would wind up the arms completely in a relatively
short time (with respect to the age of the galaxy), → winding problem.
Inside the region defined by the → corotation radius,
density waves rotate more slowly than the galaxy's stars and gas; outside that
region they rotate faster.
density-bounded H II region
nâhiye-ye H II-ye cagâli karânmand
Fr.: bornée par la densité
An → H II region which lacks enough matter to absorb all → Lyman continuum photons of the → exciting star(s). In such an H II region a part of the ionizing photons escape into the → interstellar medium. See also → ionization-bounded H II region.
To state that (something declared or believed to be true) is not true (Dictionary.com).
M.E. denien, from O.Fr. denoiir "deny, repudiate, withhold," from L. denegare "to deny, reject, refuse," from → de- "away" + negare "refuse, say no," from Old L. nec "not," from PIE root *ne- "no, not."
1) General: Determined or conditioned by something else.
M.E. dependant, from M.Fr., pr.p. of dépendre, from L. dependere, from → de- + pendere "to hang, be suspended," PIE base *(s)pen(d)- "to pull, stretch."
Vâbasté, from vâ-→ de- + basté p.p. of bastan "to bind, shut," from Mid.Pers. bastan/vastan "to bind, shut," Av./O.Pers. band- "to bind, fetter," banda- "band, tie," cf. Skt. bandh- "to bind, tie, fasten," PIE *bhendh- "to bind" (Ger. binden, E. bind).
Fr.: variable dépendante
Math.: A variable whose value depends on the value assigned to another value. For example, in the equation y = 2x, the value of y depends on that of x. See also → independent variable.
To make two signals out of phase. For example, to get one signal at its highest peak while the other signal is at its lowest peak; they will be 180 degrees out of phase.
Same as → out of phase.
Past participle of → dephase.
Fr.: amenuiser, réduire
To decrease markedly the supply or abundance of; exhaust; to cause → depletion.
From L.L. depletionem "blood-letting," from L. deplere "to un-fill, to empty out," from → de- "off, away" + plere "to fill," from plenus "full," from PIE *ple- "to be full," PIE base *pelu- "full," cf. O.Pers. paru- "much, many," Av. parav-, pauru-, pouru-, par- "to fill," Mod.Pers. por "full," Skt. puru-, Gk. polus. por "full," Gk. polus, O.E. full "full," from P.Gmc. *fullaz, O.H.G. fol, Ger. voll, Goth. full.
Tisâyidan, from Tabari tisâ "empty, naked, bare" + -idan infinitive suffix. Variants of tisâ in dialects and literary Pers.: Saraxsi, Lâsgardi, Sangesari tusâ "empty, naked," Aftari tussâ "empty," literary Pers. tohi "empty," Mid.Pers. tuhig, Av. taoš- "to become empty," pres. tusa-, caus. taošaya-, tusən "they lose their posture," Skt. tuccha-, tucchya- "empty," L. tesqua, tesca "deserted place," Russian tošcij "hollow;" PIE base *teus- "to empty."
General: The act or process of depleting. The state of being depleted.
Noun from → deplete
Fr.: couche de déplétion
The region of a semiconductor in which the density of mobile carriers is too low to neutralize the fixed charge density of donors and acceptors.
Fr.: temps de déplétion
Reducing or randomizing the polarization of an electromagnetic wave, by transmission through a non-homogeneous medium or a depolarizer.