[tou-nuh s; German tou-noo s] /ˈtaʊ nəs; German ˈtaʊ nʊs/
noun, (used with a plural verb)
a mountain range in W Germany, bounded by the Rhine, Main, and Lahn river valleys. Highest peak, Grosser Feldberg. 2628 feet (801 meters).
noun, Physics. 1. tau lepton. noun 1. (physics) a negatively charged elementary particle of mass 3477.48 × electron mass classed as a lepton, with an associated antiparticle and neutrino
- Tau particle
noun 1. (physics) another name for tauon tau particle An elementary particle of the lepton family, having a mass about 3,550 times that of the electron, a negative electric charge, and a mean lifetime of 3 × 10-13 seconds. See Table at subatomic particle.
noun (pl) taupata 1. a New Zealand shrub or tree of the genus Coprosma, esp C. repens, with shiny dark green leaves
noun 1. a moderate to dark brownish gray, sometimes slightly tinged with purple, yellow, or green. noun 1. a brownish-grey colour (as adjective): a taupe coat