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Tiros

[tahy-rohs] /ˈtaɪ roʊs/
noun, U.S. Aerospace.
1.
one of a series of satellites for transmitting television pictures of the earth's cloud cover.
Origin of Tiros
t(elevision) i(nfra)r(ed) o(bservational) s(atellite)

tiro

[tahy-roh] /ˈtaɪ roʊ/
noun, plural tiros.
1.
tyro.

tyro

or tiro

[tahy-roh] /ˈtaɪ roʊ/
noun, plural tyros.
1.
a beginner in learning anything; novice.
Origin
1605-15; < Latin tīrō recruit
Related forms
tyronic
[tahy-ron-ik] /taɪˈrɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Synonyms
neophyte, learner.
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Historical Examples
  • If any note were needed here, it might have been devoted to pointing out to Tiros the fine subjective touch.

    Ephemera Critica John Churton Collins
  • They always do—men and women, veterans and Tiros—and Joyce was no exception.

    The Sixth Sense Stephen McKenna
  • Tiros will be comforted by hearing that if Curtius is less pleasant to read than Livy, he is also less difficult.

  • This picture, labeled "No. 1," was the storm that was picked up in the early orbits of Tiros on the first day of launch, April 1.

    The Practical Values of Space Exploration Committee on Science and Astronautics
  • Tiros are prone to it, because they at first instinctively endeavour to work with arms rather than with body.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
British Dictionary definitions for Tiros

Tiros

/ˈtaɪrəʊs/
noun
1.
one of a series of US weather satellites carrying infrared and television camera equipment for transmitting meteorological data to the earth
Word Origin
C20: from T(elevision and) I(nfra-)R(ed) O(bservation) S(atellite)

tiro

/ˈtaɪrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
a variant spelling of tyro

tyro

/ˈtaɪrəʊ/
noun (pl) -ros
1.
a novice or beginner
Derived Forms
tyronic, tironic (taɪˈrɒnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin tīrō recruit
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Word Origin and History for Tiros

tyro

n.

1610s, from Medieval Latin tyro, variant of Latin tiro (plural tirones) "young soldier, recruit, beginner," of unknown origin.

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Related Abbreviations for Tiros

TIROS

1.
Television and Infrared Operational Satellite
2.
Television Infrared Observation Satellite
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