how to pronounce tau


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tau is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of tau in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… officer tau watched most of the …”

meanings of tau


  1. A Τ-shaped sign or structure; a Saint Anthony's cross, sometimes regarded as a sacred symbol.
  2. A measurement of the sensitivity of the value of an option to changes in the implied volatility of the price of the underlying asset.
  3. An unstable heavy lepton, which decays into a muon or electron; a tauon.
  4. A tau meson, now usually known as a kaon.
  5. The letter Τ/τ in the Greek, Hebrew and ancient Semitic alphabets, being the nineteenth letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twenty-first letter of Old and Ancient Greek.
  6. An irrational and transcendental constant representing the ratio of the circumference of a Euclidean circle to its radius, approximately 6.2831853071; equal to twice the value of pi. Often written τ or 2π.
  7. Tau protein, a type of protein that stabilizes microtubules in the human central nervous system, failures of which are associated with forms of dementia.

tau frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word tau occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics tau can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that tau can be often used in the following areas:

1) education, science, and technology;

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