An Etymological Dictionary of Astronomy and Astrophysics

فرهنگ ریشه شناختی اخترشناسی-اخترفیزیک

M. Heydari-Malayeri    -    Paris Observatory



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Number of Results: 394

Fr.: orthoscopique   

Of or relating to an optical system corrected for → distortion.

ortho-; → -scopic.

orthoscopic eyepiece
  چشمیِ اردابینی   
cešmi-ye ardâbini

Fr.: oculaire orthoscopique   

A telescopic eyepiece that produces a wide field of view (between 40° and 50°). The eyepiece consists of a single element lens that is normally plano-convex, and a cemented triplet that is usually symmetrical.

orthoscopic; → eyepiece.

navidan (#)

Fr.: osciller   

To have, produce, or generate oscillations. → vibrate.

From L. oscillatus, p.p. of oscillare "to swing," from oscill(um) "swing" + -ate a suffix forming verbs from L. words.

Navidan "to swing, oscillate," from nâvidan, literally "to swing like a ship," from nâv "ship;" O.Pers./Av. *nāv-, O.Pers. nāviyā- "fleet;" Skt. nau-, nava- "ship, boat;" Gk. naus "ship;" PIE *nau- "boat."

oscillating Universe
  گیتیِ نونده   
giti-ye navandé

Fr.: Univers oscillatoire   

A cosmological model in which the Universe is closed and undergoes a series of oscillations, each beginning with a big bang and ending with a big crunch.

Oscillating, verbal adj. of → oscillate; → universe.

naveš (#)

Fr.: oscillation   

The state of any quantity when the value of that quantity is continually changing so that it passes through maximum and minimum values.

Verbal noun of → oscillate.

oscillation mode
  ترز ِ نَوِش، مُد ِ ~   
tarz-e naveš, mod-e ~

Fr.: modes d'oscillation   

Same as → pulsation mode.

oscillation; → mode.

navešgar (#)

Fr.: oscillator   

A device for producing sonic or ultrasonic pressure waves in a medium. A device with no rotating parts for converting direct current into alternating current.

Agent noun of → oscillate.

oscillator strength
  زورِ نوشگر   
zur-e navešgar

Fr.: force d'oscillateur   

A quantum-mechanical measure of the probability that a specific atomic transition will occur. It is used in the equation for the absorption coefficient of a spectral line. Also known as f value.

oscillator; → strength.



Geometry: Of a curve, to touch another curve so as to have the same tangent and curvature at the point of contact.

From L. osculatum p.p. of osculari "to kiss," from osculum "kiss," literally "little mouth," diminutive of os "mouth;" PIE *os-/*ous- "mouth;" cf. Av. āh- "mouth;" Skt. ās-, āsán- "mouth;" Hittite aiš- "mouth;" O.Ir. á "mouth;" O.N. oss "mouth."

Âbusidan, from â- a nuance prefix + busidan "to kiss," related to buyidan "to smell," buy "smell, scent;" Mid.Pers. bôy, bôd "smell, scent; consciousness," bôyidan "to smell," Mod./Mid.Pers. bustân "garden," Parthian (prefixed *pati-) pdbws- "to desire; to hope for;" Av. baod- "to perceive, notice, become aware of; to smell of," baoδi- "smell, fragrance," baozdri- "who gets to know sexually;" cf. Skt. bodh- "to wake, awaken; to perceive, pay attention," Buddha "awakened, enlightened;" Gk. peuthomai "to learn, hear;" Lith. budeti "to wake;" O.C.S. bljusti "to take care;" PIE base *bheudh- "to be aware, to make aware."


Fr.: osculateur   

Relating to → osculate.

Participial adjective of → osculate.

osculating circle
  پرهونِ آبوسنده   
parhun-e âbusandé

Fr.: cercle osculateur   

The circle that touches a curve (on the concave side) and whose radius is the radius of curvature.

osculating; → circle.

osculating elements
  بن‌پارهایِ آبوسشی   
bonpârhâ-ye âbuseš

Fr.: éléments orbitaux osculateurs   

The orbital elements of an osculating orbit.

osculating; → element.

osculating orbit
  مدارِ آبوسنده   
madâr-e âbusandé

Fr.: orbite osculatrice   

The Keplerian orbit that a satellite would follow after a specific time t if all forces other than central inverse-square forces ceased to act from time t on. An osculating orbit is tangent to the real, perturbed, orbit and has the same velocity at the point of tangency.

osculating; → orbit.

osculating plane
  هامُنِ آبوسنده   
hâmon-e âbusandé

Fr.: plan osculateur   

For a curve C at a point p, the limiting plane obtained from taking planes through the tangent to C at p and containing some variable point p' and then letting p' approach p along C.

osculating; → plane.

osculating sphere
  سپهرِ آبوسنده، کره‌یِ آبوسنده   
sepehr-e âbusandé, kore-ye ~

Fr.: sphère osculatrice   

For a curve C at a point p, the limiting sphere obtained by taking the sphere that passes through p and three other points on C and then letting these three points approach p independently along C.

osculating; → sphere.


Fr.: osculation   

The contact between two osculating curves or the like.

Verbal noun of → osculate


Fr.: OSIRIS-REx   

A → spacecraft whose goal is to collect a sample from the asteroid → 101955 Bennu and bring it back to Earth. It was launched by → NASA on September 8, 2016. OSIRIS-REx will spend two years chasing Bennu down, finally rendezvousing with the → near-Earth asteroid in August 2018. The spacecraft will then study the → asteroid Bennu from orbit for another two years before grabbing at least 60 grams of surface material in July 2020. The sample should reach Earth in 2023. The analysis of the sample would allow to study the role that → B-type asteroids like Bennu, which are primitive and apparently carbon-rich, may have played in helping life appear on Earth.

The name is short for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer .


Fr.: osmium   

A very hard, brittle metal belonging to the → platinum group elements; symbol Os. → Atomic number 76, → atomic weight 190.2, → melting point 3,045 °C, → boiling point 5,027 °C, → specific gravity 22.57 at 20°C. It was discovered in 1803 simultaneously with → iridium in a crude → platinum ore by the English chemist Smithson Tennant.

From Gk. osme "smell" because of the sharp odor of the volatile oxide.


Fr.: osmose   

The process by which solvent molecules pass through a partially permeable membrane from a dilute solution into a more concentrated solution, thus equalizing the concentrations of materials on either side of the membrane. → permeability.

Extracted from Fr. endosmose "endosmosis" and exosmose "exosmosis," from Gk. prefixed osmos "a thrusting, a pushing," from othein "to push, to thrust;" cf. Av. vādāiiôit "breaks through, hunts," vadah- "wedge;" Mod.Pers. guvah, gavah "wedge;" Skt. vadh- "to slay, kill," vadha- "killer."

Tarârân, literally "pushing across," from tarâ-, → trans-, + rân present stem of rândan "to push, drive, cause to go," causative of raftan "to go, walk, proceed" (present tense stem row-, Mid.Pers. raftan, raw-, Proto-Iranian *rab/f- "to go; to attack").

osmotic pressure
  فشارِ ترارانی   
fešâr-e tarârâni

Fr.: pression osmotique   

The hydrostatic pressure produced on the surface of a partially permeable membrane by osmosis.

osmotic; → pressure.

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