of, relating to, or characterized by ceremony; formal; ritual:
a ceremonial occasion.
used in or in connection with ceremonies:
a system of ceremonies, rites, or formalities prescribed for or observed on any particular occasion; a rite.
Roman Catholic Church.
the order for rites and ceremonies.
a book containing it.
formal behavior found at, or appropriate to, a certain occasion:
the ceremonial of a state banquet.
involving or relating to ceremony or ritual
the observance of formality, esp in etiquette
a plan for formal observances on a particular occasion; ritual
the prescribed order of rites and ceremonies
a book containing this
c.1400, “belonging to (religious) ritual,” also as a noun, “a ceremonial practice,” from Late Latin caerimonialis “pertaining to ceremony,” from caerimonia (see ceremony). Related: Ceremonially.
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. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective especially or excessively polite or formal observing ceremony; involving formalities adj. 1550s, from Middle French cérémonieux or directly from Late […]
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 […]