# plane geometry

## English translation: two-dimensional geometry or shape

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 18:07 Jul 8, 2008
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 English term or phrase: plane geometry Hello everyone, Does anyone could explain to me what does "Plane geometry of the sampled areas Quality reports (samples)" mean ? context: an appraisal report (audit) about a bike manufacturer. the sentence is the title of a part in an enclosure. Is it an expression or is it really dealing with some geometry? Many thanks
 ASAtraductionFrance Local time: 09:37
 English translation:two-dimensional geometry or shape Explanation:Plane geometry deals with one flat surface, i.e. two dimensions. Three-dimensional geometry deals with three-dimensional bodies. "Geometry" is sometimes loosely used simply to mean "shape".--------------------------------------------------Note added at 9 mins (2008-07-08 18:17:03 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Ni moi non plus.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 15 mins (2008-07-08 18:23:19 GMT)--------------------------------------------------I wouldn't like to say, because (1) French is not one of my working languages; (2) You don't give enough context or explanation of the subject.
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Jack Doughty
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4 +3two-dimensional geometry or shape
 Jack Doughty
4plane geometry
 Noni Gilbert

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4 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
two-dimensional geometry or shape

Explanation:
Plane geometry deals with one flat surface, i.e. two dimensions.
Three-dimensional geometry deals with three-dimensional bodies.
"Geometry" is sometimes loosely used simply to mean "shape".

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Ni moi non plus.

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I wouldn't like to say, because
(1) French is not one of my working languages;
(2) You don't give enough context or explanation of the subject.

 Jack DoughtyUnited KingdomLocal time: 08:37Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 20
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 Asker: Could you precise the way you understand "Plane geometry of the sampled areas Quality reports" because it is not clear for me... thanksAsker: ok :) then... do you think I should let the French translation "Géométrie plane" as it is not clear even in English...Asker: I cant' give more context than I did...except the titles of the enclosure that are before and after : 1. reports 2. plane geometry, etc. 3. quality procedures 4. photos

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35 mins   confidence:
plane geometry

Explanation:
The original is fine, bar the punctuation.
"Plane geometry of the sampled areas: quality reports (samples)"

They are checking to see that the bikes are correctly aligned in all directions. No twisting in the frame, wheels one directly in front of the other, etc.

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Anne-Sophie, in answer to your question: that sentence means that when choosing where to take the samples from in order to carry out the tests, they used any and every part of the installation. An alternative would have been to take the samples solely from, let's say, the assembly area.
HTH

 Noni GilbertSpainLocal time: 09:37Works in fieldNative speaker of: English
 Asker: Asker: Thanks aceavila, that would be clear. I'm just a bit confused by a previous sentence, about the audit, that says: "sampled areas of plant: all of the plant". In other words, sampled areas should refer to some places in the plant rather than some particular parts of a bike, or may be it has nothing to do with that...

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