To arrange in a line or so as to be parallel; to adjust to produce a proper relationship or orientation.
M.Fr. aligner, from O.Fr. aligner, from à "to" + ligner "to line," from L. lineare, from linea "linen thread, string, line;" → line.
Âxatidan, from â- intesive and nuance prefix + xat, → line, + infinitive suffix -idan.
align a telescope
âxatidan-e durbin, ~ teleskop
Fr.: aligner un télescope
Setting the axis of a telescope parallel to prime directions. In equatorial mounting, they are made parallel with the Earth's axis of rotation and the equator respectively. → collimation.
Arranged in a → straight line.
Past participle of → align.
aligned magnetic field
meydân-e meqnâtisi-ye âxatidé
Fr.: champ magnétique aligné
A magnetic field whose lines of force are oriented along a particular direction or by a particular manner (axially, vertically; randomly, properly, etc.)
→ aligned; → magnetic field.
The fact of being in line or bringing into line.
→ Deviation of the chain of → optical components from the optimum → alignment in an instrument which leads to → loss of → light and poor → image.
Fr.: alignement polaire
The process or the state of making a → telescope's → polar axis → parallel to the → Earth's → rotation axis, that is with the → true North or → South → celestial pole. When this is accomplished, the sky's motion can be cancelled out simply by turning the axis (either by hand or with a motor → drive) at the same rate as the rotation of the Earth, but in the opposite direction.