Fr.: Iota Orionis
A → multiple star system in the → Orion constellation. Also known as → Hatsya, → Na'ir al-Saif, and HR 1899. It is the brightest star of → Orion's Sword, located at the sword's tip, with an → apparent visual magnitude of 2.8. From parallax measurements, it is located at a distance of roughly 1,330 → light-years (410 parsecs) from the Sun. The system has three components designated Iota Orionis A, B and C. Iota Orionis A is itself a massive spectroscopic binary, with components Iota Orionis Aa and Ab.
A general purpose software package for the reduction and analysis of astronomical data. It is aimed specifically at the reduction of imaging and spectroscopy data obtained using → CCD detector systems. IRAF is developed by the National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO).
Short for Image Reduction and Analysis Facility.
gâhšomâr-e Irâni (#)
Fr.: calendrier iranien
The most accurate solar calendar in use, which is based on two successive passages of the Sun through the true vernal equinox. The year length, defined by an ingenious intercalation system devised by the mathematician Omar Khayyâm (A.D. 1048-1131), is 365.2424.. solar days, in perfect agreement with the → vernal-equinox year of 365.24236 solar days (epoch +2000). This interval should not be confounded with the → tropical year of 365.2422 solar days. The most remarkable feature of the calendar is Nowruz, the spring festival, which has its profound roots in the Zoroastrian worldview. Same as → Persian calendar. Click here for more details.
Iranian, of or pertaining to Iran "(land of) the Aryans," as below; → calendar.
Gâhšomâr, → calendar; Irâni adj. of Irân, from Mid.Pers. Êrân "(land of) the Aryans," pluriel of êr "noble, hero," êrîh "nobility, good conduct;" Parthian Mid.Pers. aryân; O.Pers. ariya- "Aryan;" Av. airya- "Aryan;" cf. Skt. ārya- "noble, honorable, respectable."
From L. iris (genitive iridis) "rainbow," + → -escence.
Producing a display of lustrous, rainbow-like colors.
A metallic chemical element; symbol Ir. Atomic number 77; atomic weight 192.22; melting point about 2,410°C; boiling point about 4,130°C; specific gravity 22.55 at 20°C. Iridium is a very hard, usually brittle, extremely corrosion-resistant silver-white metal with a face-centered cubic crystalline structure. The unusually high concentration of iridium found in the thin clay layer that marks the boundary between the Cretaceous and Tertiary rocks is attributed to an asteroid impact with Earth 65 million years ago.
Iridium coined 1804 by its discoverer, E. chemist Smithson Tennant (1761-1815) from Gk. → iris "rainbow;" so called for the varying color of its compounds.
1) The circular diaphragm forming the colored portion of the eye and perforated by
the pupil in its center. → pupil = mardomak
Iris, M.E., from L. irid-, iris "colored part of the eye, rainbow, iris plant, a precious stone," from Gk. iris, iridos "rainbow, iris plant, iris of the eye," initially "a messenger of the gods, regarded as the goddess of the rainbow." The eye portion was so called for being the colored part.
Titak, from Kermâni, Tâleši, variants Lori tiya, Dehxodâ dictionary tuk, probably from didan "to see," Mid.Pers. ditan "to see, regard, catch sight of, contemplate, experience;" O.Pers. dī- "to see;" Av. dā(y)- "to see," didāti "sees;" cf. Skt. dhī- "to perceive, think, ponder; thought, reflection, meditation," dādhye; Gk. dedorka "have seen."
miyânband-e titaki, ~ titakvâr
Fr.: diaphragme iris
A mechanical device, consisting of thin overlapping plates, designed to smoothly vary the effective diameter of a lens, thereby controlling the amount of light allowed through.
A metallic → chemical element occurring abundantly in
combined forms and used alloyed in a wide range of important tools and structural materials;
→ Atomic number 26;
→ atomic weight 55.845;
→ melting point about 1,535°C;
→ boiling point about 2,750°C;
→ specific gravity 7.87 at 20°C;
→ valence +2, +3, +4, or +6.
Iron is of critical importance to life, i.e. plants, humans, and animals. It occurs in
hemoglobin, a molecule that carries → oxygen
from the lungs to the tissues and then transports
→ carbon dioxide (CO2) back from the tissues
to the lungs.
Iron, from O.E. isærn, from P.Gmc. *isarnan
(cf. O.S. isarn, O.N. isarn, M.Du. iser, O.H.G. isarn,
Ger. Eisen) "holy metal" or "strong metal," probably
an early borrowing of Celt. *isarnon (cf. O.Ir. iarn, Welsh haiarn),
from PIE *is-(e)ro- "powerful, holy," from PIE *eis "strong"
(cf. Skt. isirah "vigorous, strong," Gk. ieros "strong").
Âhan, Kurd. âsan, Mid.Pers. âhan; Av. aiianhaēna- "made of metal," from aiiah- "metal;" cf. Skt. áyas- "iron, metal;" L. aes "brass;" Goth. aiz "bronze;" O.H.G. ēr "ore" (Ger. Erz "oar"); O.E. ora "ore, unworked metal," ar "brass, copper, bronze."
asr-e âhan (#)
Fr.: âge du fer
The period generally occurring after the → Bronze Age, marked by the widespread use of iron. Its date and context vary depending on the country or geographical region. The Indo-European Hittites are the first people to work iron, in the Asia Minor, from about 1500 BC.
iron convection zone (FeCZ)
zonâr-e hambaz-e âhan
Fr.: zone convective du fer
A → convective zone close to the surface of → hot stars caused by a peak in the → opacity due to iron recombination. A physical connection may exist between → microturbulence in hot star atmospheres and a subsurface FeCZ. The strength of the FeCZ is predicted to increase with → metallicity and → luminosity, but decrease with → effective temperature. The FeCZ in hot stars might also produce localized surface magnetic fields. The consequence of the FeCZ might be strongest in → Wolf-Rayet stars. These stars are so hot that the → iron opacity peak, and therefore FeCZ, can be directly at the stellar surface or, better said, at the → sonic point of the wind flow. This may relate to the very strong → clumping found observationally in Wolf-Rayet winds, and may be required for an understanding of the very high → mass loss rates of Wolf-Rayet stars (See Cantiello et al. 2009, A&A 499, 279).
Fr.: cœur de fer
1) Electromagnetism: A bar of → soft iron that passes
through a coil and serves to increase the → inductance of
šaxâne-ye âhani (#)
Fr.: météorite ferreux
iron opacity peak
setiq-e kederi-ye âhan
Fr.: pic d'opacité du fer
A bump appearing in the plot of stellar → opacity versus temperature. The ionization of the heaviest → chemical elements, especially → iron, which is the most abundant heavy metal, produces a large number of weak spectral → absorption lines. These lines dominate the stellar opacity in the temperature range 105-106 K and furnish two local opacity peaks: a large peak around 2 × 105 K and a smaller one around 1.5 × 106 K (Rogers & Iglesias, 1992, ApJS 79, 507; Iglesias et al. 1992, ApJ, 397, 717).
Fr.: pic du fer
A maximum on the element-abundance curve in the vicinity of the iron → atomic number 26. The relative higher abundance of the → iron peak elements results from their being the end products of → nucleosynthesis in the interiors of → massive stars.
iron peak element
bonpâr-e setiq-e âhan
Fr.: élémént du pic du fer
A member of a group of elements with → atomic masses A about 40 to 60 that are synthesized by the → silicon burning process and appear in the → iron peak. They are mainly: → titanium (Ti), → chromium (Cr), → manganese (Mn), → iron (Fe), → cobalt (Co), and → nickel (Ni).
1) Using words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its
literal meaning; containing or exemplifying irony: an ironic novel; an
Fr.: 1) ironie; 2) ironiser
1) The humorous or mildly sarcastic use of words to imply the opposite
of what they normally mean. → ironic.
From L. ironia, from Gk. eironeia "dissimulation, assumed ignorance," from eiron "dissembler," perhaps related to eirein "to speak."
Govâžé, ultimately from Proto-Ir. *ui-vac-, from *ui- prefix denoting "apart, away, out," cf. Av. vi-, O.Pers. viy-, Skt. vi- (Mod.Pers., e.g., gozidan, → select, gozaštan "to cross," → passage) + *uac- "to say, speak," → word; also govâžidan "to make irony of, to say ironically."
Irr I galaxy
kahkašân-e bisâmân-e gune-ye I
Fr.: galaxie irrégulière de type I
Irr II galaxy
kahkašân-e bisâmân-e gune-ye I
Fr.: galaxie irrégulière de type II