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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 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. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
I don't think this is a specific electronic/imaging term, but just a figurative use; I hesitate over your interpretation of the 'on est aussi...' as 'we too' --- I would read it rather as 'we are also...' ...