Equal in value, measure, force, effect, significance, etc.
From L.L. æquivalentem (nominative æquivalens) "equivalent," p.p. of æquivalere "be equivalent," from L. æquus, → equal + valere "to be worth; be strong."
Hamug-arz, from hamug-, → equi-, + arz stem of arzidan "to be worth," arzân "worthy; of small value, cheap," arj "esteem, honour, price, worth;" Mid.Pers. arz "value, worth," arzidan "be worth," arzân "valuable;" Av. arəjaiti "is worth," arəja- "valuable," arəg- "to be worth;" cf. Skt. arh- "to be worth, to earn," árhant- "worthy person;" Gk. alphanein "to bring in as profit," alphein "to ear, obtain;" Lith. algà "salary, pay;" PIE base *algwh- "to earn; price, value."
Fr.: profondeur équivalente
A measure of the number of particles passing a given point in a → planetary ring per unit time. It is obtained by multiplying the physical width of the ring by its average → optical depth. For the variable-width eccentric rings of → Uranus, equivalent depth remains almost constant around a given ring (Ellis et al., 2007, Planetary Ring Systems, Springer).
Complete set of points in any given space group which are obtained by performing the symmetry operations of the space group on a single point (x, y, z).
Fr.: largeur équivalente
1) A measure of the → strength of a
→ spectral line. The equivalent width is the width of a
→ rectangle centered on a spectral line that, on a plot of
→ intensity against → wavelength,
has the same → area as the line.
Fr.: logiquement équivalent
mechanical equivalent of heat
ham-arz-e mekâniki-ye garmâ (#)
Fr.: équivalent mécanique de chaleur
Same as → Joule's constant.
tavân-e ham-arz-e nufé
Fr.: puissance équivalente de bruit
A measure of the sensitivity of an electronic detector, defined as the power input to the detector that will create a signal to noise ratio of one for an integration time of half a second.
Fr.: équivalent TNT
A measure of the explosive strength of a nuclear bomb, expressed in terms of the weight of → trinitrotoluene which could release the same amount of energy when exploded. The Hiroshima atomic (fission) bomb created a blast equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT. The first hydrogen (thermonuclear) bomb test released an energy of about 10 megatons of TNT. See also → megaton of TNT.