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15:28 Aug 15, 2006
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English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Surveying / Eisenbahnbau
English term or phrase: measure target
Hallo zusammen,

ich übersetze zur Zeit einen Text (Deutsch > Englisch) zur Bestandsdokumentation Vermessung (von Eisenbahnschienen). Ein paar Bilder sind dabei, deren Beschreibungen teilweise schon übersetzt wurden - allerdings in sehr schlechtem Englisch. Ich versuche nun den korrekten englischen Begriff herauszufinden. Hier heißt es wörtlich: "example adapter for measure-target". Dieses Gerät sieht aus, als ob es halt auf ein Stativ geschraubt werden kann und wobei ich vermute, dass an dem Gerät ein Objektiv oder ähnliches befestigt werden kann (ein Adapter eben). Was ist der korrekte Begriff?
smeinke
Local time: 01:31
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3 +1surveyor's levelDavid Moore
1position finderHildegard Fatahtouii


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21 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 1/5Answerer confidence 1/5
???measure-target???
position finder


Explanation:
Kann es sich eventuell um einen "position finder" handeln? Hast Du ein deutsches Wort?

Hildegard Fatahtouii
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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50 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
surveyor's level


Explanation:
It looks to me as if this is the tool meant; I cannot think of any other surveying tool which would be clamped onto a tripod, although as you say the English is rather quaint....

A definition is to be found at:
http://dict.die.net/surveyors level/

David Moore
Local time: 01:31
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

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Changes made by editors
Aug 15, 2006 - Changes made by Marcus Malabad:
Term asked???measure-target??? » measure target
Language pairGerman to English » English to German


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