See also: Parsec and pársec

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English parsec, contraction of parallax second.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec

FrenchEdit

NounEdit

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English parsec.

NounEdit

parsec m (invariable)

  1. parsec

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English parsec.

NounEdit

parsec m (plural parsecs)

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

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French parsec.

NounEdit

parsec m (plural parseci)

  1. parsec

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English parsec.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /paɾˈsek/, [paɾˈsek]

NounEdit

parsec m (plural parsecs)

  1. parsec