The act or state of deflecting or the state of being deflected. Amount
Verbal noun of → deflect.
Fr.: angle de déflexion
1) The angle by which a light ray is curved by the gravitational field of a massive body.
Einstein's general relativity predicts that a light
ray which tangentially grazes the surface of the Sun is deflected by
1''.7. This result was confirmed in 1919 when
the apparent angular shift of stars close to the limb of the Sun was
measured during a total solar eclipse.
deflection of light
Fr.: déflexion de la lumière
The bending of a light ray under the gravitational effect of a massive body. → deflection angle.
To cause to deviate from accurate focus.
1) vâdisidan; 2) vâdisândan
Fr.: 1) se déformer; 2) déformer
Fr.: miroir déformable
A very thin mirror whose shape can be changed by the force applied by many small pistons behind the mirror. Such a mirror is used in the → adaptive optics technique to correct the → wavefront affected by the → atmospheric turbulence. See also → tip-tilt mirror.
vâdis, vâdiseš, vâdisâneš
Altering in the size or shape of a body. See also → deformable.
Verbal noun of → deform.
Past participle of → deform.
1) No longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning.
M.E., from O.Fr. defunct or directly from L defunctus "dead," literally "off-duty," from p.p. of defungi "to discharge, finish," from → de- "off, completely" + fungi "perform or discharge duty," from PIE root *bheug- "to enjoy" (cognates: Latin fructus).
Fr.: comète défunte
A comet that has lost its ability to emit dust and gas and no longer displays the classic cometary features of a nebulous coma and a tail, or a destroyed comet. Comet Pigott The asteroid (944) Hidalgo is considered by some to be a defunct comet because of its unusual orbit. Another case is the asteroid Phaethon.
Fr.: défuzzification, concrétisation
The process of producing a quantifiable result in a → fuzzy logic system, given → fuzzy sets and corresponding → membership functions. Defuzzification is the last step in a fuzzy logic system. After → fuzzy inferencing, the overall result is a → fuzzy value. This result should be defuzzified to obtain a final → crisp value.
1) General: Degenerate state or character. Reverting to an earlier, simpler, state.
From degener(ate), → degenerate, + -acy suffix of nouns of quality and state.
Vâgeni, from vâgen, → degenerate, + noun suffix -i.
fešâr-e vâgeni (#)
Fr.: pression de dégénérescence
Pressure in a degenerate electron or neutron gas. → degenerate matter.
Characterized by or associated with → degeneracy.
L. degeneratus, p.p. of degenerare "depart from one's kind, fall from ancestral quality," from → de- + gener-, stem of genus "race, stock, kind," gignere "to beget," cf. with Gk. genos "race, kind," gonos "birth, offspring," from PIE base *gen-/*gon-/*gn- "to produce, beget, be born," cf. Av. zan- "to bear, give birth to a child, be born," infinitive zazāite, zāta- "born," zana- "race" (in sruuô.zana- "belonging to the race of the horned ones"), O.Pers. zana- "tribe" (in paru-zana- "consisting of many tribes"), Skt. janati "begets, bears," jana- "creature, human being, race, tribe, people."
Vâgen, from vâ-, → de-, + gen "kind," (as in hamgen "of the same kind, like each other; friend, partner," from ham- "together," → com- + gen "kind," O.Pers./Av. zana- "race; tribe," cognate with L. genus, as above). Alternatively, gen may be a variant of Mid./Mod.Pers. gôn/gun "kind, type; manner; color, skin color," from Av. gaona- "hair, hair color, color."
Fr.: naine dégénérée
Same as → white dwarf.
mâdde-ye vâgen (#)
Fr.: matière dégénérée
Highly compressed matter in which the normal atomic structure has broken down and which, because of quantum-mechanical effects, exerts a pressure that is independent of temperature. Bodies with masses less than → Chandrasekhar's limit (1.4 solar masses) are supported by electron → degeneracy pressure and have densities of about 106 kg/m3. In collapsed stars of mass above 1.4 solar masses, gravity will overwhelm electron degeneracy and further collapse ensues. Electrons combine with protons to form neutrons, so producing a → neutron star. Because neutrons, like electrons, are → fermions and therefore subject to the → Pauli exclusion principle, at high enough densities, about 1014 kg/m3, neutron degeneracy pressure prevents further collapse of the star. For masses larger than 2-3 solar masses, even neutron degeneracy cannot prevent further collapse, and a → black hole is formed.
1) To lower in dignity or estimation; bring into contempt.
1) Subdivision of an interval in a scale of measurement.
From O.Fr. degré, from V.L. *degradus "a step," from L.L. degredare, from L. → de- "down" + gradus "step."
Darajé, from Ar. darajat "step, ladder."