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Meaning of "accretion disc" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ACCRETION DISC

accretion disc  [əˈkriːʃən dɪsk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ACCRETION DISC

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Accretion disc is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ACCRETION DISC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Accretion disc

An accretion disc is a structure formed by diffuse material in orbital motion around a massive central body. The central body is typically a star. Gravity causes material in the disc to spiral inward towards the central body. Gravitational and frictional forces compress and raise the temperature of the material causing the emission of electromagnetic radiation. The frequency range of that radiation depends on the central object's mass. Accretion discs of young stars and protostars radiate in the infrared; those around neutron stars and black holes in the X-ray part of the spectrum. The study of oscillation modes in accretion discs is referred to as diskoseismology.

Definition of accretion disc in the English dictionary

The definition of accretion disc in the dictionary is the disc formed around a celestial body by the process of accretion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ACCRETION DISC


asterisk
ˈæstərɪsk
bisque
bɪsk
blastodisc
ˈblæstəʊˌdɪsk
brisk
brɪsk
disc
dɪsk
disk
dɪsk
fisc
fɪsk
fisk
fɪsk
frisk
frɪsk
laserdisc
ˈleɪzəˌdɪsk
laserdisk
ˈleɪzəˌdɪsk
minidisc
ˈmɪnɪˌdɪsk
multidisc
ˌmʌltɪˈdɪsk
obelisk
ˈɒbɪlɪsk
photodisk
ˈfəʊtəʊˌdɪsk
RISC
rɪsk
risk
rɪsk
risque
rɪsk
videodisk
ˈvɪdɪəʊˌdɪsk
whisk
wɪsk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ACCRETION DISC

accredit
accreditable
accreditation
accreditation officer
accredited
accrescence
accrescent
accrete
accretion
accretionary
accretionary prism
accretionary wedge
accretive
accrew
Accrington
accroides
accruable
accrual
accrual rate
accrue

WORDS THAT END LIKE ACCRETION DISC

black disc
brake disc
compact audio disc
compact disc
compact video disc
gold disc
identity disc
intervertebral disc
optic disc
optical disc
parking disc
platinum disc
Rayleigh disc
silver disc
slipped disc
suction disc
sun disc
tax disc
video disc

Synonyms and antonyms of accretion disc in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «accretion disc» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ACCRETION DISC

Find out the translation of accretion disc to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of accretion disc from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «accretion disc» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吸积盘
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disco de acreción
570 millions of speakers

English

accretion disc
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अभिवृद्धि डिस्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قرص التنامي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

аккреционный диск
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disco de acreção
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

জমা ডিস্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

disque d´accrétion
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cakera akrilik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Akkretionsscheibe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

降着円盤
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

강착 디스크
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Accretion disc
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đĩa bồi tụ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அகச்சிவப்பு வட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संचय डिस्क
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Toplama papazı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

disco di accrescimento
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

płyta akrecji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

аккреційний диск
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

disc de acumulare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίσκου προσαύξησης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

aanwas skyf
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ackretionsskiva
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tilveksten plate
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ACCRETION DISC»

Discover the use of accretion disc in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to accretion disc and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Theory of Black Hole Accretion Discs
This idea was further developed in the classic paper by Shapiro, Lightman and Eardley (1976; SLE) who constructed a hot, optically thin model of accretion disc. In the SLE model electrons and protons have different temperatures, with Te <C ...
Marek A. Abramowicz, Gunnlaugur Björnsson, James E. Pringle, 1998
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General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists
Information about the geometry produced by compact massive objects or black holes can be obtained from observations of the orbits of particles in the accretion disc that often surrounds them. As we saw in Chapter 9, the radiation efficiency of  ...
M. P. Hobson, G. P. Efstathiou, A. N. Lasenby, 2006
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Accretion Power in Astrophysics
One might at first sight wonder how this is possible, since in CVs the superhump arises from a modulation of the intrinsic dissipation in the accretion disc, and we have asserted in Section 5.7 and 5.10 that in LMXBs this is negligible by ...
Juhan Frank, Andrew King, Derek Raine, 2002
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Structure and Emission Properties of Accretion Disks: ...
In these systems the mass-transfer indubitably takes place via an accretion disc surrounding the neutron star. Under the assumption that LMXRB have discs which are geometrically thin (i.e. half- thickness h -C i?disc )i and lie in the orbital  ...
C. BERTOUT (Ed), 1991
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An Introduction to Galaxies and Cosmology
This process will continue until a complete accretion disc is formed around the black hole (Figure 3.30). The accretion disc acts to remove angular momentum from most of the gas in the disc so that if you look at the path of a small part of one  ...
Mark H. Jones, Robert J. Lambourne, 2004
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An Introduction to Radio Astronomy
accountis onlybriefincomparison,sincewe concentrateonthoseaspectsofthe phenomena to which radio astronomy has made a particularly significant contribution. 13.5 The accretion disc The easiest component of our model AGN to understand ...
Bernard F. Burke, Francis Graham-Smith, 2010
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Relativistic Astrophysics Gravity-Wave Astronomy
The surface of the "normal'1 star is heated by the radiation of the accretion disc, which has a bolometric luminosity an order of magnitude greater than the luminosity of the "normal" star. Hence, the effect of the heating of the surface of the ...
A. M. Čerepaščuk, L. P. Grishchuk, 1989
8
Dynamics of Astrophysical Discs
Accretion disc theories suggest that evolution of protoplanetary discs is determined by the efficiency of angular momentum transport. During the formation stages, the disc dynamics are regulated by mixing of infalling material and disc gas.
J. A. Sellwood, 2004
9
Accretion: A Collection of Influential Papers
A Collection of Influential Papers Aldo Treves, Laura Maraschi, M. Abramowicz. Accretion Disc Models for Compact X-Ray Sources ). E. Pringle and M. J. Rca Accretion Disc Models. Vol. 21, No. 1. 1972 with a particular value of R. This has  ...
Aldo Treves, Laura Maraschi, M. Abramowicz, 1989
10
X-ray Binaries
10.2 Summary of accretion disc theory This section summarizes the results of accretion disc theory used in the rest of the chapter. As there are now many reviews and books giving the derivations of these results (see, e.g., Frank et a/.33 , ...
Walter H. Lewin, Walter H. G. Lewin, Jan van Paradijs, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ACCRETION DISC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term accretion disc is used in the context of the following news items.
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Scientists are watching the birth of a planet
The planet remains embedded in the accretion disc of its parent star. ... trajectory perfectly in line with accretion disc is are slim, researchers say ... «UPI.com, Jul 15»
2
Black Hole Resumes Star Binging After 26-Year Recess
... every two to three decades, when the rate of material absorption into the black hole increases as the material piles in the accretion disc. «News Every day, Jun 15»
3
"Light Echoes" Prove That This Neutron Star is Weirdly Like a Black …
It's also building something we may as well call an accretion disc, sucking material from its companion star to feed its powerful jets. «io9, Jun 15»
4
Hole number
Because black holes are generally accompanied by an accretion disc of material that rotates around them, moving faster and faster as it spirals ... «New Scientist, Jun 15»
5
Public Release: 10-Jun-2015 A celestial butterfly emerges from its …
... to have arisen from a collision between the stellar winds from the two stars, or be the result of an accretion disc around the companion star. «EurekAlert, Jun 15»
6
Researchers characterize mysterious ultraluminous X-ray sources
In turn, as the accretion disc spirals in toward the primary, it becomes super-heated and emits intense X-rays. Physicists are fascinated by the ... «Phys.Org, Jun 15»
7
Collision on the black hole superhighway
The speed of relativistic jet energy is beyond what could be produced by the spin of the black hole's accretion disc, and it's something that ... «CNET, May 15»
8
The Big Picture: Say hello to NASA's 'nastiest' star
That's an accretion disc.) Astronomers believe that this disc is the result of an exceedingly rare occurrence wherein two Wolf-Rayets form within ... «Engadget, May 15»
9
Hubble telescope details halo surrounding Andromeda galaxy
Quasars are the compact areas of gas and matter that glow with energy as they're sucked into the accretion disc around a black hole. "As the ... «UPI.com, May 15»
10
Astronomers find great big planet orbiting tiny little star
... thought a Hot Jupiter of this size would only form around a larger star that could accumulate more mass in the protoplanetary accretion disc. «ExtremeTech, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Accretion disc [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/accretion-disc>. Mar 2020 ».
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