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


  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 (/)


  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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  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sjors Scheres:

    Knowing which parts of tau are important for filament formation is relevant for the development of drugs.

  2. Wynn Smiley:

    Our investigation revealed that no pledge was compelled to participate, regardless, the actions are contrary to the ideals and principles of Alpha Tau Omega and are highly offensive.

  3. Ronald Petersen:

    In an ideal world, you want to take a 78-year-old and say, I think in your brain amyloid is contributing to 20 percent of your cognitive problems, so I’ll give you an anti-amyloid therapy. You also have tau proteins contributing to about 35 percent of your problems, and so on, you’d want to design a therapeutic regimen based on the different components and their contributions to that patient’s disease.

  4. Julian Bailes:

    Most CTE sufferers have been found at autopsy to have tau, but also about 40 % have had amyloid as well. So they are showing both degeneration markers in the brain, most importantly, it's a distinct pattern that we haven't seen in any other condition -- not in Alzheimer's, not in other forms of dementia, and certainly not in normal controls. So it's not just what we're binding to, it's that this pattern appears to be distinct and it appears to be the areas that have been damaged in autopsy studies of sufferers with CTE.

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