clockwise sâ'atsu (#) Fr.: dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre In the same direction as the rotating hands of a clock when viewed from in front. From → clock + wise "way, manner," O.E. wise (adj.), from wis, from P.Gmc. *wisaz (cf. Du. wijs, Ger. weise "wise"), PIE base *weid-/*wid- "to see, to know;" cf. Av vaeda "I know," Skt. veda "I know," Gk. oida "I know". Sâ'atsu, from sâ'at, → clock, + su "direction," Mid.Pers. sôg, sôk "side, direction". |
counterclockwise pâdsâ'atsu (#) Fr.: en sens inverse des aiguilles d'une montre In a direction opposite to the rotating hands of a clock. From counter- "contrary; opposite; opposing," + → clockwise. Pâdsâ'atsu, from pâd-, → counter-, + sâ'atsu, → clockwise. |
piecewise tekke-yi Fr.: par morceaux Denoting a → function that is defined on a sequence of → intervals or pieces. For example: |x| = -x for x < 0, x = 0 for x = 0, and x = x for x > 0. |
piecewise continuous function karyâ-ye peyvaste-ye tekke-yi Fr.: fonction continue par morceaux A function f(x) in an interval if :1) the interval can be divided into a finite number of pieces in each of which f(x) is continuous, and 2) the limits of f(x) as x approaches the boundary point of each piece are finite. In other words, a piecewise continuous function is one that is made up of a finite number of continuous pieces. → piecewise; → continuous; → function. |
Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) puyešgar barâye bardid-e bozorg-meydân dar forusorx Fr.: Explorateur pour l'étude grand champ dans l'infrarouge A → NASA infrared astronomical → space telescope launched in December 2009 to carry out an → all-sky survey from 3 to 22 → microns. With its 40-cm → telescope telescope and → infrared cameras, WISE aimed at a wide variety of studies ranging from the evolution of → protoplanetary disks to the history of → star formation in normal galaxies. In early October 2010, after completing its prime science mission, the spacecraft ran out of → coolant that keeps its instrumentation cold. However, two of its four infrared cameras remained operational. Hence, NASA extended the NEOWISE portion of the WISE mission by four months, with the primary purpose of hunting for more → asteroids and → comets, and to finish one complete scan of the main → asteroid belt. In August 2013, the WISE telescope's mission was extended for more three years to search for asteroids that could collide with Earth. → wide field; → infrared; → survey; → explorer. |
wise xeradmand (#) Fr.: sage Having the power of discerning and judging properly as to what is true or right; possessing discernment, judgment, or discretion (Dictionary.com). From M.E. wis, wys, from O.E. wis ("wise"), cognate with Du. wijs, Ger. weise, Norw. and Swed. vis. Xeradmand, from xerad, → wisdom, + -mand relatrion and possession suffix. |