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Meaning of "tachyon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TACHYON

From tachy- + -on.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TACHYON

tachyon  [ˈtækɪˌɒn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TACHYON

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tachyon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TACHYON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tachyon

A tachyon /ˈtæki.ɒn/ or tachyonic particle is a hypothetical particle that always moves faster than light. The word comes from the Greek: ταχύς or tachys, meaning "swift, quick, fast, rapid", and was coined in 1967 by Gerald Feinberg. The complementary particle types are called luxon and bradyon, which both exist. The possibility of particles moving faster than light was first proposed by Bilaniuk, Deshpande, and George Sudarshan in 1962 although the term they used for it was "meta-particle". Most physicists think that faster-than-light particles cannot exist because they are not consistent with the known laws of physics. If such particles did exist, they could be used to build a tachyonic antitelephone and send signals faster than light, which would lead to violations of causality. Potentially consistent theories that allow faster-than-light particles include those that break Lorentz invariance, the symmetry underlying special relativity, so that the speed of light is not a barrier. In the 1967 paper that coined the term, Feinberg proposed that tachyonic particles could be quanta of a quantum field with negative squared mass.

Definition of tachyon in the English dictionary

The definition of tachyon in the dictionary is a hypothetical elementary particle capable of travelling faster than the velocity of light.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TACHYON


Anacreon
əˈnækrɪˌɒn
antinucleon
ˌæntɪˈnjuːklɪˌɒn
anyon
ˈɛnɪˌɒn
baryon
ˈbærɪˌɒn
carry-on
ˈkærɪˌɒn
fenthion
ˈfenθɪˌɒn
fermion
ˈfɜːmɪˌɒn
gnathion
ˈneɪθɪˌɒn
himation
hɪˈmætɪˌɒn
kamelaukion
ˌkæməˈlɔːkɪˌɒn
logion
ˈlɒɡɪˌɒn
nucleon
ˈnjuːklɪˌɒn
orarion
ɔːˈreərɪˌɒn
pterion
ˈtɛrɪˌɒn
rhipidion
rɪˈpɪdɪˌɒn
scholion
ˈskəʊlɪˌɒn
septentrion
sɛpˈtɛntrɪˌɒn
Sicyon
ˈsɪsɪˌɒn
tie-on
ˈtaɪˌɒn
triskelion
trɪˈskɛlɪˌɒn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TACHYON

tachygrapher
tachygraphic
tachygraphical
tachygraphically
tachygraphist
tachygraphy
tachylite
tachylitic
tachylyte
tachylytic
tachymeter
tachymetric
tachymetrical
tachymetrically
tachymetry
tachyonic
tachyphrasia
tachyphylaxis
tachypnea
tachypnoea

WORDS THAT END LIKE TACHYON

Amphitryon
Apollyon
Binyon
canyon
crayon
Geryon
Grand Canyon
halcyon
Lyon
Mayon
Noyon
pencil crayon
pinyon
Procyon
rayon
Runyon
sabayon
sayon
toyon
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Synonyms and antonyms of tachyon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «tachyon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TACHYON

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Translator English - Chinese

超光速粒子
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

taquiones
570 millions of speakers

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tachyon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Tachyon
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

tachyon
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тахион
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

táquion
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

tachyon
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tachyons
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tachyon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tachyon
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

タキオン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

타키온
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tachyon
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tachyon
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

tachyon
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टेकिन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

takiyon
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tachyon
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tachyon
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Тахіон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tachyon
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ταχυονίων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

tachyon
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

tachyon
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tachyon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tachyon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYON»

The term «tachyon» is regularly used and occupies the 68.910 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TACHYON» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tachyon

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TACHYON»

Discover the use of tachyon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tachyon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tachyon Energy: A New Paradigm in Holistic Healing
Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.
Gabriel Cousens, David Wagner, 1999
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Healthy with Tachyon
The book offers an introduction to the theoretical basis, reports on experiences by users, background knowledge from the fields of medicine and biology and details of products.
Andreas Jell, 2000
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Einstein's General Theory of Relativity: With Modern ...
Using a tachyon telephone a person, A, emits a tachyon to B at a point of time t1. B moves away from A. The tachyon is reflected by B and mation it might bring an order to destroy the tachyon emitter when it arrives back at A. reach A before it ...
Øyvind Grøn, Sigbjorn Hervik, 2007
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The Skeptic's Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, ...
tachyon, takionics A tachyon is a theoretical particle or wave that travels faster than the speed of light. Tachyons exist in a theoretical world where objects have negative mass and time goes backward. Tachyon energy is used to scan ...
Robert Carroll, 2011
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Particles, Strings and Cosmology: 11th International ...
with X = -,/?), where £?p is the tension of the unstable Dp-brane, <I> is the dilaton , B^v is the induced anti-symmetric tensor. We neglected the transverse scalars which are irrelevant in our discussion. Equations of motion for the tachyon T and  ...
Kiwoon Choi, Jihn E. Kim, Dongchul Son, 2005
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A First Course in String Theory
Some even saw the tachyon as a sign that open bosonic string theory is simply inconsistent. For quite a few years, superstring theories, the kind of string theories that also include fermions, seemed blessedly devoid of tachyons. Later studies ...
Barton Zwiebach, 2009
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Time Travel in Einstein's Universe: The Physical ...
American physicist Gerald Feinberg called such a particle a tachyon, after the Greek word tachys, meaning "swift." Since tachyons can beat light beams back and forth, with the help of an astronaut friend, one could use tachyons to send a ...
J. Richard Gott, 2002
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The Tachyon Web
Five young thrill-seekers take a stolen spaceship out for a joy ride and blast beyond the Tachyon Web--the iron boundary that barred mankind from the worlds beyond.
Christopher Pike, 1997
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Yoga Journal
For the Planet For Her People For You! Tachyon energy is believed to be the fundamental particle of creation, responsible for the formation of matter. Tachyon enei the scientific name for the very life force energy that pulses through us all.
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Yoga Journal
he Planet... For Her People. For You! rachyon energy is believed to be the fundamental particle of creation, responsible for the formation of matter. Tachyon energy is rhe scientific name for the very life force energy that pulses through us all.

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TACHYON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tachyon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tachyon Project
'Tachyon Project' is a shoot 'em up created by Eclipse Games, a 5-man team working out of Zaragoza, Spain. Eclipse is a relatively new studio with only a few ... «High-Def Digest, Jul 15»
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Tachyon Project review (Xbox One)
Twin-stick arena-based shooters are doomed to receive comparisons to Geometry Wars. Thankfully, Tachyon Project provides enough of a difference to be more ... «XBLA Fans, Jul 15»
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Eclipse Games Announce Tachyon Project
Eclipse Games has this week unveiled their action packed, story driven, twin-stick shooter Tachyon Project, a title that takes “concepts from the classic shoot'em ... «TrueAchievements, Jun 15»
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Eclipse Games announces Tachyon Project for Wii U
Today Eclipse Games made the announcement that their upcoming game, Tachyon Project, will be heading to Wii U sometime this year. The game is set to ... «Wii U Daily, Mar 15»
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Tachyon Nexus theorises on ultra fast storage
A tachyon is a proposed faster-than-light particle. Such a speed means you would not be able to see it coming, but once it had arrived you would then see it both ... «The Register, Mar 15»
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Andreessen Horowitz Invests $7.5M in Big-Data Startup Tachyon
Andreessen Horowitz has funded another big-data startup out of the University of California Berkeley's AMPLab. The company, Tachyon Nexus Inc., has raised ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
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Tachyon Support Coming to Big Data Hypervisor
Organizations that are deploying Apache Spark to do data science on big data may be inclined to invest in Tachyon, the in-memory file system that was ... «Datanami, Feb 15»
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BlueData Adds Tachyon In-Memory Option to Big Data Platform
Big Data specialist BlueData Software Inc. added Tachyon to its EPIC private cloud platform as a speedy in-memory distributed file system option. «ADT Magazine, Feb 15»
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BlueData Brings In-Memory Speed to All Big Data Applications With …
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2015) - BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a technology preview of the Tachyon ... «Marketwired, Feb 15»
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Kaprica Releases Tachyon App for Automatic Samsung Device …
Kaprica Security™ Inc., a thought leader in enterprise cyber security, mobility and cloud software, today released its Tachyon™ v1.0 configuration and ... «PR.com, Jan 15»

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