What does TAU mean?

Definitions for TAUtaʊ, tɔ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tau(noun)

    the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet

Wiktionary

  1. tau(Noun)

    The name of the letter T/u03C4 in the Greek, Hebrew and ancient Semitic alphabets, being the nineteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twentieth letter of Old and Ancient Greek.

  2. tau(Noun)

    A -shaped sign or structure; a St. Anthony's cross, sometimes considered as a sacred symbol.

  3. tau(Noun)

    A tau meson, now usually known as a kaon.

  4. tau(Noun)

    An unstable heavy lepton, which decays into a muon or electron; a tauon.

  5. tau(Noun)

    A type of protein used to stabilise microtubules.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tau(noun)

    the common American toadfish; -- so called from a marking resembling the Greek letter tau (/)

Freebase

  1. Tau

    Tau is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. In the system of Greek numerals it has a value of 300. The name in English is pronounced, but in modern Greek it is. This is because the pronunciation of the combination of Greek letters αυ has changed from ancient to modern times from one of to either or, depending on what follows. Tau was derived from the Phoenician letter taw . Letters that arose from tau include Roman T and Cyrillic Te. The letter occupies the Unicode slots U+03C4 and U+03A4. In HTML, they can be produced with named entities, decimal references, or hexadecimal references.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tau

    taw, n. the toad-fish: a tau-cross.—ns. Tau′-bone, a Τ-shaped bone, as the interclavicle of a monotreme; Tau′-cross, a cross in the form of a Τ—also Cross-tau and Cross of St Anthony; Tau′-staff, a staff with a cross-piece at the top like a crutch.—adj. Tau′-topped, having a handle like a tau-cross. [See T.]

Editors Contribution

  1. tau

    A type of protein.

    Tau is believed to a protein associated with microtubules in the brain area of a human being.

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  3. TAU

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAU in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of TAU in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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