tau

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tau the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tau (Zoöl) The common American toadfish; -- so called from a marking resembling the Greek letter tauτ).
    • n Tau tou The nineteenth letter (Τ, τ) of the Greek alphabet, equivalent to English t.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tau In ichthyology, the toadfish, Batrachus tau.
    • n tau In entomology: A beetle.
    • n tau A phalænid moth.
    • n tau A fly.
    • n tau In heraldry, same as tau-cross.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tau taw the toad-fish: a tau-cross
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. tay^ the letter τ (English T)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See T.

Usage

In literature:

The Bombay edition, after aparvani, reads grahenau tau.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
The blockade of Tsing-tau began on August 27.
"The Illustrated War News, Number 21, Dec. 30, 1914" by Various
His wonder was matched by Tau's and must have been plain to read for the Chief Ranger smiled.
"Voodoo Planet" by Andrew North
Commander in Chief of the Japanese Tsing-Tau Expedition.
"The New York Times Current History: the European War, February, 1915" by Various
A-ki-ci-ta-i-tau-can, his x mark, Chief Soldier.
"Three Years on the Plains" by Edmund B. Tuttle
Tutuila is one of the four islands belonging to the United States; the other three, Tau, Ofu, and Olosenga, belong to the Manua group.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
Is the Tau learning to read with mamma?
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
The attack on Tsing-tau was a foregone conclusion.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
A tau cross is a symbol of protection and safety, and a prayer to the Great Spirit.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
Tau, the Egyptian, 210.
"The Religious Sentiment" by Daniel G. Brinton
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In news:

MU's Delta Tau Delta honors the life of Kelly Needham.
Working Tau in Booth #5901.
Durst's Tau inkjet press draws attention at Labelexpo.
On National Tau Day, Pi Under Attack.
Dyax expands Sigma- Tau partnership, potential payments.
Delta Theta Tau will host their annual fall fundraiser Murder Mystery Dinner on Thursday, October 28th.
Zeta Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Installs Officers.
On March 18, 2010, Tau Dance Theater's 15th Anniversary Party "Crystal Ball" was celebrated with dinner, wine, a silent auction and a show at the Honolulu Design Center.
Tony Smith's sculpture ' TAU ' installed in South Orange.
JENNIFER BROWN/THE STAR-LEDGER Close, but not complete The massive Tony Smith sculpture ' Tau ,' remains partly covered Wednesday as the installation continues.
The Alpha Tau Chapter of West Virginia Alpha Delta Kappa held their November meeting at the Swaney Memorial Library.
This year, the event benefited the JACBCC through YSU's Zeta Tau Alpha Pink Ribbon Cheer Classic.
An artist's conception of the exoplanet at Tau Bootis.
Poslovni Dnevnik reported, citing Igor Zonja, head of Tau Online's management board.
Baldwin Wallace University's Phi Kappa Tau invites families to its Haunted House.
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In science:

The judgements for well-formedness of term types and welltypedness of terms are extended accordingly (cf. [tau.2], [tau.3], [empty−tuple], and [pair]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
If the well-formedness judgements for types encounter a term type variable, it has to be in the context (cf. [tau.4]).
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
Solution to the constraints (4.35), can usually be expressed through the tau-functions of the hierarchies of integrable equations.
String Theory or Field Theory?
One of the problem that is still left open is the existence of tau function for the dmKP hierarchy.
On dispersionless coupled modified KP hierarchy
As a consequence of this proposition, we can show the existence of a tau function for our dcmKP hierarchy.
On dispersionless coupled modified KP hierarchy
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