parsec

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See also: Parsec and pársec

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Contraction of parallax second.

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parsec (plural parsecs)

  1. (astronomy, metrology) Short for parallax second.
    Synonyms: pc, (obsolete) psc, second of parallax
    • 1977, Star Wars, OCLC 18884850, spoken by Han Solo; Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi (Harrison Ford; Alec Guinness):
      Han Solo: Fast ship? You've never heard of the Millennium Falcon?
      Obi-Wan "Ben" Kenobi: Should I have?
      Han Solo: It's the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. I've outrun Imperial starships. Not the local bulk cruisers mind you, I'm talking about the big Corellian ships now. She's fast enough for you old man.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English parsec, contraction of parallax second.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɑr.sɛk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: par‧sec

Noun[edit]

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English parsec.

Noun[edit]

parsec m (invariable)

  1. parsec

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English parsec.

Noun[edit]

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. (astronomy) parsec (a unit of length, about 3.26 lightyears)

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French parsec.

Noun[edit]

parsec m (plural parseci)

  1. parsec

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Spanish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English parsec.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /paɾˈsek/, [paɾˈsek]

Noun[edit]

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec

French[edit]

Noun[edit]

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec

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