khi

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n khi the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
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Usage

In literature:

She told him she was a poor widow, that her name was Thah-so, and that she had come down the river from Go-ko-khi to hear him preach.
"The Black-Bearded Barbarian (George Leslie Mackay)" by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor, AKA Marion Keith
In addition there was a daughter, Khi-dimme-azaga, "child of the renowned spirit".
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
The mountain Khi-khi is the first to be attacked.
"The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria" by Morris Jastrow
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In news:

Phil Cauthon KHI News Service KIOWA— Construction on a new $8.2 million hospital is scheduled to begin early next year in this small, south-central Kansas community.
Enlarge Star-Ledger Staff Aijha Martin, center, is hugged by a well wisher during the wake of her 2-year-old son, Mi'Khy Robinson, a Newark boy who died of a gunshot wound in his home last Friday.
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In science:

All in all, in agreement with Roy & Kunth (1991) (although making different hypotheses), we conclude that the KHI can be an efficient mechanism to mix chemical elements in the interstellar medium.
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
The mixing timescale we have derived here (tsat = 2 × 105 yrs) is smaller than t⋆ so that indeed mixing by the KHI is efficient to enrich the molecular shell with 26Al.
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
We have shown that the KHI develops rapidly at the H ii molecular cloud interface in conditions like Orion (which are representative of many massive star forming regions).
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
Hence, as suspected, the KHI is probably a significant mechanism to generate small scale (< 1 pc) turbulence in molecular clouds near massive stars.
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
In addition, since the H ii region is contaminated by the chemical elements injected by massive stars winds, the KHI may be a relevant process to bring these elements inside the molecular cloud, in regions where planetary systems around young stars are formed.
The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in Orion: a source of turbulence and chemical mixing
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