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T cell
With the B cell, one of the two main types of white blood cell, essential parts of the immune system.
T Tauri star
Any of a class of very young stars with masses less than about twice the Sun's.
T1
Type of broadband telecommunications connection (see broadband technology) used especially to connect Internet service providers to the Internet's infrastructure.
Taaffe, Eduard, count von
Austrian politician and prime minister (1868–70, 1879–93).
Taal, Lake
Lake, southwestern Luzon, Philippines.
Tabari, al-
Muslim scholar, Qur'​a​nic commentator, and historian.
Tabasco
State (pop., 2000: 1,891,829), southeastern Mexico.
Tabernacle
In Jewish history, the portable sanctuary constructed by Moses as a place of worship for the Hebrew tribes during the period of wandering that preceded their arrival in the Promised Land.
tabla
Pair of small drums, the principal percussion in Hindustani music of northern India.
table
Article of furniture used in the Western world since at least the 7th century BC, consisting of a flat slab of stone, metal, wood, or glass supported by trestles, legs, or a pillar.
Table Bay
Inlet, Atlantic Ocean, forming the harbour of Cape Town, South Africa.
table tennis
Game similar to lawn tennis that is played on a tabletop with wooden paddles and a small, hollow, plastic ball.
taboo
Prohibition against touching, saying, or doing something for fear of immediate harm from a supernatural force.
Tabriz
City (pop., 1996: 1,191,043), northwestern Iran.
Tabriz school
School of miniaturist painting founded by the Mongol Il-Khans early in the 14th century.
Tachism
(from French, tache: “spot”) Style of painting practiced in Paris after World War II and through the 1950s.
tachycardia
Heart rate over 100 (as high as 240) beats per minute.
tachyon
Hypothetical subatomic particle whose velocity is always greater than that of light.
Tacitus
Roman orator, public official, and historian.
Tacoma
City and seaport (pop., 2000: 193,556), western Washington, U.S.
Taconic Orogeny
Mountain-building event that affected the Appalachian Geosyncline along the eastern coast of the U.S.
Taconic Range
Part of the Appalachian mountain system, northeastern U.S.
taconite
Low-grade iron formation (e.g., in Minnesota).
tactics
In warfare, the art and science of fighting battles.
tadpole
Aquatic larval stage of frogs and toads.
tae kwon do
Korean martial art resembling karate.
Taegu
Metropolitan city (pop., 2000: 2,473,990), capital of North Ky​o​ngsang province, southeastern South Korea.
Taejon
Metropolitan city (pop., 2000: 1,365,961), capital of South Ch'ungch'​o​ng province, southeastern South Korea.
Taeuber, Conrad; and Barnes Taeuber, Irene
U.S. demographers, statisticians, and social scientists.
Taewon-gun
Father of the last ruling Korean king, Kojong (r. 1864–1907), and regent (1864–73).
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