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passe-muraille

English translation: like seeing through walls

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10:24 Feb 18, 2005
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
French term or phrase: passe-muraille
From a dialogue, talking about medical imagery - scan of the vocal chords.

On a une véritable reconstitution des cordes vocales et l'on voyage à l'intérieur et la seconde après on est aussi en transparence comme avec un passe-muraille.

... travel around inside and then a second later we too are transparent "comme avec un passe-muraille".

I know the common meaning of passe-muraille, but I suspect it also has a meaning in electronics which I can't find anywhere. Or does it simply mean we have the ability to penetrate through walls?

Thanks for any help!
Dr Sue Levy
Local time: 08:17
English translation:like seeing through walls
Explanation:
the on is the popular spoken language for the "you" in English..like when you'r talking To Someone and you use to..

you can get inside the vocale chords or whatever..the space where they are right..and then everything is transparent like you were seeing through walls

"and then the next second everything is transparent like seeing through walls"
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Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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Thanks everyone. It does seem to be used figuratively, even in the technical contexts I've come across - "photons passe-muraille" etc. - but just wanted to be sure.
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like seeing through walls


Explanation:
the on is the popular spoken language for the "you" in English..like when you'r talking To Someone and you use to..

you can get inside the vocale chords or whatever..the space where they are right..and then everything is transparent like you were seeing through walls

"and then the next second everything is transparent like seeing through walls"

Jane Lamb-Ruiz
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Thanks everyone. It does seem to be used figuratively, even in the technical contexts I've come across - "photons passe-muraille" etc. - but just wanted to be sure.
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