A long fissure on the surface of a planet or Moon; plural form rimae.
From L. rima "fissure, slit."
Loan from E., as above.
Fr.: coordonnées de Rindler
The coordinates that describe the → Minkowski space-time in a → hyperbolic version of → polar coordinates. If the coordinates in an → inertial frame is denoted by (t,x), the Rindler coordinates (η,ξ) are defined by: t = (1/α) eαξ sinh (αη) and x = (1/α) eαξ cosh (αη), where α is some positive constant.
Named after Wolfgang Rindler (1924-), Austrian physicist; → coordinates.
Fr.: coin de Rindler
1) halqé (#); 2) zang (#)
Fr.: 1) anneau; 2) sonnerie
1) A circular band of something. → gossamer ring.
O.E. hring "circular band" (cf. O.N. hringr, Ger. Ring), literally "something curved," from PIE base *(s)ker- "to turn, bend."
1) Halqé, loan from Ar. Halqat "ring, hoop, circle."
Fr.: galaxie en anneau
A galaxy with a ring-like appearance around the central luminous center. The ring consists of massive, relatively young bright stars. It is believed that ring galaxies result from the head-on collision of two different galaxies.
Fr.: longitude de l'anneau
Of → Saturn, the angle measured with respect to the sub-observer point (a line connecting the observer to Saturn) in the direction of the orbital motion.
Fr.: Nébuleuse de l'Anneau
A bright → planetary nebula in the constellation → Lyra, also called M57 or NGC 6720. In small telescopes it has the appearance of a slightly elliptical luminous ring around a central hot star (15th magnitude). The radius is one-third of a → light-year, and the nebula is about 2,000 light-years away.
ring opening angle
zâviye-ye gošâyeš-e halqé
Fr.: angle d'ouverture des anneaux
Of → Saturn, the angle between the line of sight and the ring plane. Also known as elevation angle, tilt angle.
Zâviyé, → angle; gošâyeš "opening," verbal noun from gošudan, gošâdan "to open up, loose, let free;" gošâd "opened; ample, broad;" Mid.Pers. wišâdan "to let free;" Khotanese hīyā "bound;" O.Pers. višta "untied, loosened," vištāspa- "with loosened horses" (personal name); Av. višta "untied," ā-hišāiiā "holds fettered," hita- "fastened, tied on, put to;" cf. Skt. sā- "to bind, fasten, fetter," sitá- "bound," ví-sita- "untied;" halqé, → ring.
Fr.: système d'anneaux
Fr.: desexcitation finale
The last stage of → merger between two → black holes undergoing → inspiral. At the end of the evolution of a → binary black hole system, the black holes get close enough to → merge together into a single, larger black hole (→ black hole merger). The resulting black hole is at first distorted and asymmetric, but in the ringdown process the black hole's vibrations decay due to → gravitational radiation leaving finally a quiescent, spinning black hole.
M.E. ring, from O.E. hringan; akin to O.Norse hringja "to ring;" → down.
1) A small ring.
Fr.: ondulation, ride
A wave on a fluid surface, of sufficiently short wavelength, in which gravity is the dominant influence.
Of unknown origin, perhaps frequentative of rip (v.) "to tear apart."
Cinâv, literally "water wrinkle," from cin "fold, plait, wrinkle" + âv, variant of âb, → water.
1) barâmadan (#); 2) barâmad (#)
Fr.: 1) se lever; 2) lever
M.E. risen (v.); O.E. risan; cf. O.N. risa, Goth. urreisan "to rise," O.H.G. risan "to rise, flow," Ger. reisen "to travel."
Barâmadan, from bar- "up; upon; on; in; into; at; forth; with; near; before; according to" (Mid.Pers. abar; O.Pers. upariy "above; over, upon, according to;" Av. upairi "above, over," upairi.zəma- "located above the earth;" cf. Gk. hyper- "over, above;" L. super-; O.H.G. ubir "over;" PIE base *uper "over") + âmadan "to come, to occur, to become" (Mid.Pers. âmatan; O.Pers. gam- "to come; to go," Av. gam- "to come; to go," jamaiti "goes;" Proto-Iranian *āgmatani; Skt. gamati "goes;" Gk. bainein "to go, walk, step;" L. venire "to come;" Tocharian A käm- "to come;" O.H.G. queman "to come;" E. come; PIE root *gwem- "to go, come").
barâmad (#), barâyeš (#)
The act of rising; the appearance of a celestial body above the horizon. Opposite of → setting.
Verbal noun of → rise.
Exposure to the chance of injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous chance (Dictionary.com).
From Fr. risque, from It. risco, riscio (modern rischio), from riscare "to run into danger," of uncertain origin.
Risk, loan from Fr.
teleskop-e Ritchey-Chrétien, durbin-e ~
Fr.: télescope Ritchey-Chrétien
A type of → Cassegrain telescope in which the → primary mirror is a → hyperboloid. It is designed to eliminate → coma and → spherical aberration, thus providing a relatively large field of view as compared to a more conventional configuration.
Named after the American astronomer George Ritchey (1864-1945) and the French optician Henri Chrétien (1879-1956); → telescope.
Ritz combination principle
parvaz-e miyâzeš-e Ritz
Fr.: principe de combinaison de Ritz
An empirical rule discovered before the advent of quantum mechanics which states that it is possible to find pairs of spectral lines, which have the property that the sum of their wavenumbers is also an observed spectral line.
1) A person who is competing for the same object or goal as another, or who
tries to equal or outdo another; competitor.
From L. rivalis "a rival, adversary; neighbor," originally, "one who uses a stream in common with another," from riv(us) "stream, brook," + -alis, → -al.
Hamâvard "a rival; an adversary in a combat," from ham- "together," → com-, + âvard "battle, struggle," variants nabard, nibard, nâvard "fight, struggle, war," ultimately from Proto-Ir. *part- "to fight, to struggle."
1) The action, position, or relation of a rival or rivals; competition.
Noun from → rival.
A large natural stream of water flowing in a definite course.
M.E., from O.Fr. rivere, riviere, from V.L. *riparia "riverbank, seashore, river," noun use of feminine of L. riparius "of a riverbank."
Rud, from Mid.Pers. rôd "river," O.Pers. rautah- "river;" cf. Skt. srotas- "river," sru- "to flow;" Pali sota- "stream, flood;" Gk. rhoos "a stream, a flowing," from rhein "to flow;" O.E. stream; Ger. Strom; PIE base *sreu- "to flow."