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atlas

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EtymologyEdit

From the name of the Ancient Greek mythological figure Ἄτλας (Átlas, Bearer (of the Heavens)), from τλῆναι (tlênai, to suffer”, “to endure”, “to bear).

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atlas (plural atlases or atlantes)

  1. A bound collection of maps often including tables, illustrations or other text.
  2. A bound collection of tables, illustrations etc. on any given subject.
  3. (chiefly in anatomy, especially of the human body) A detailed visual conspectus of something of great and multi-faceted complexity, with its elements splayed so as to be presented in as discrete a manner as possible whilst retaining a realistic view of the whole.
    • 1904: Eugène Collin, An Anatomical Atlas of Vegetable Powders Designed as an Aid to the Microscopic Analysis of Powdered Foods and Drugs, main title (J. & A. Churchill)
      An Anatomical Atlas of Vegetable Powders Designed as an Aid to the Microscopic Analysis of Powdered Foods and Drugs
    • 1991: Alan C. F. Colchester and David J. Hawkes [eds.], Information Processing in Medical Imaging, page 154 (Springer; ISBN 9783540542469)
      In addition to classical radiology systems like angiography, CT scanner or MRI have greatly contributed to the improvement of the patient anatomy investigation. Each examination modality still carries its own information and the need to make a synthesis between them is obvious but still makes different problems hard to solve. There is no unique imaging facility which can bring out the whole set of known anatomical structures, brought together in a neuro-anatomical atlas.
    • 1997: Chris Horrocks, Introducing Foucault, page 55 (Totem Books, Icon Books; ISBN 1840460865)
      Our perception of the body as the natural “space of the origin and distribution of disease”, a space determined by the 'anatomical atlas', is merely one of the various ways in which medicine has formed its “knowledge”.
    • 2003: Isabelle E. Magnin, Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart, page 19 (Springer; ISBN 9783540402626)
      Finally, Subsol et al. [6] reported on a method for automatically constructing 3D morphometric anatomical atlantes which is based on the extraction of line and point features and their subsequent non-rigid registration.
  4. (topology) A collection of top-dimensional subspaces, called charts, each homeomorphic to Euclidean space, which comprise the entirety of a manifold, such that intersecting charts' respective homeomorphisms are compatible in a certain way.
  5. (anatomy) The uppermost vertebra of the neck.
    • 1734, William Stukeley, Of the Gout, page 58:
      There are of these glands upon the first vertebra of the neck of the atlas; on which the head turns...
  6. One who supports a heavy burden; mainstay.
  7. (architecture) A figure of a man used as a column; telamon.
  8. (paper) A sheet of paper measuring 26 inches by 34 inches.
  9. A rich satin fabric.

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atlas m

  1. atlas (bound collection of maps)

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atlas

  1. atlas

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atlas m

  1. atlas (bound collection of maps)

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  • atlas” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas, Atlas).

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NounEdit

atlas m (plural atlas)

  1. atlas (collection of maps)
  2. atlas (topmost vertebra)

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  • (topmost vertebra): áxis

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àtlas m (Cyrillic spelling а̀тлас)

  1. atlas

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EtymologyEdit

From the name of the mythological Atlas, via Latin from Ancient Greek Ἄτλας (Átlas).

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atlas m (plural atlas)

  1. (anatomy, cartography) atlas

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