Associations to the word «Abbe»


ABBÉ, noun. (obsolete) A French abbot, the (male) head of an abbey. [mid 16th century]
ABBÉ, noun. An honorific title for a member of the French clergy. [mid 16th century]
ABBE, noun. Alternative spelling of abbé
ABBE CONDENSER, noun. A condenser composed of two lenses which concentrates and controls the light which passes through an examined specimen before that light enters the objective of a microscope, used to obtain high levels of magnification.
ABBE CONDENSERS, noun. Plural of Abbe condenser
ABBE NUMBER, noun. A number that represents the reciprocal of the dispersive power of a substance with transparent qualities.
ABBE NUMBERS, noun. Plural of Abbe number
ABBE REFRACTOMETER, noun. (physics) An instrument used to measure the refractive index of a liquid, by utilizing the critical angle for total reflection.
ABBE REFRACTOMETERS, noun. Plural of Abbe refractometer

Dictionary definition

ABBE, noun. A French abbot.

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats