carefully observant of ceremony; formally or elaborately polite:
He greeted his rival with a ceremonious display of friendship.
pertaining to, marked by, or consisting of ceremony; formal:
a ceremonious reception.
especially or excessively polite or formal
observing ceremony; involving formalities
1550s, from Middle French cérémonieux or directly from Late Latin caerimoniosus, from Latin caerimonia (see ceremony). Meaning “full of show and ceremony” is from 1610s. Related: Ceremoniously; ceremoniousness.
the formal activities conducted on some solemn or important public or state occasion: the coronation ceremony. a formal religious or sacred observance; a solemn rite: a marriage ceremony. formal observances or gestures collectively; ceremonial observances: The breathless messenger had no time for ceremony. any formal act or observance, especially a meaningless one: His low bow […]
Pavel A [pah-vuh l;; Russian pah-vyil] /ˈpɑ vəl;; Russian ˈpɑ vyɪl/ (Show IPA), Cherenkov, Pavel A. Pavel A [pah-vuh l;; Russian pah-vyil] /ˈpɑ vəl;; Russian ˈpɑ vyɪl/ (Show IPA), 1904–1990, Russian physicist: Nobel Prize 1958. noun See Cherenkov noun Pavel Alekseyevich (ˈpavɪl alɪkˈsjejɪvitʃ). 1904–90, Soviet physicist: noted for work on the effects produced by high-energy […]
- Cerenkov effect
Cerenkov effect or Cherenkov effect (chə-rěng’kôf, -kəf) The emission of electromagnetic radiation by charged particles traveling through a medium at a speed faster than the speed of light in that medium. This radiation is called Cerenkov radiation. When it results from cosmic rays penetrating the atmosphere at high speeds, it generally takes the form of […]
- Cherenkov radiation
radiation produced by a particle passing through a medium at a speed greater than that of light through the medium. noun the electromagnetic radiation produced when a charged particle moves through a medium at a greater velocity than the velocity of light in that medium Cherenkov radiation Variant of Cerenkov radiation. Cerenkov radiation or Cherenkov […]