[tah-nit es-ter, -nis; Sephardic Hebrew tah-ah-neet es-ter; Ashkenazic Hebrew tah-ah-nis es-tuh r] /ˈtɑˌnɪt ˈɛs tər, -nɪs; Sephardic Hebrew ˌtɑ ɑˈnit ɛsˈtɛr; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈtɑ ɑ nɪs ˈɛs tər/
a Jewish fast day observed on the 13th day of the month of Adar in memory of Esther’s fast of three days before petitioning her husband, King Ahasuerus of Persia, to spare the Jews from destruction by Haman.
- Fast neutron
noun 1. (physics) fast neutron A neutron that is not in thermal equilibrium with the surrounding medium, especially one produced by fission. Compare slow neutron. See also fast-breeder reactor.
[ged-uh-lahy-uh, gi-dal-yuh] /ˌgɛd əˈlaɪ ə, gɪˈdæl yə/ noun, Judaism. 1. .
noun, Informal. 1. a shrewd action, especially when unscrupulous or dishonest; an unfair trick, deceitful practice, dishonest dealing, etc.: He pulled a fast one on me by paying me with a worthless check. noun phrase A trick or deception; clever subterfuge; dipsy-doodle: That was sure a fast one, you wearing the false mustache Related Terms […]
- Fast packet
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