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## English translation: skew lines

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 05:33 Sep 28, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
 French term or phrase: droites gauches math
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 English translation:skew lines Explanation:droite = line droite(s) gauche(s) = skew line(s)
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xxxHenri
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4 +1skew linesxxxHenri
4displaced linesBoudewijn van Milligen

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26 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
skew lines

Explanation:
droite = line

droite(s) gauche(s) = skew line(s)

 xxxHenriLocal time: 01:47PRO pts in pair: 49
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agree  xxxAbu Amaal: (in space)
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displaced lines

Explanation:
Lines that do not lie on a surface.

I. adj. ... || GEOM Dont tous les points ne sont pas contenus dans le même plan. L'hélice est une courbe gauche. -- Surface gauche, engendrée par une droite, non développable sur un plan.

Second link gives an illustrative example.

Reference: http://www.francophonie.hachette-livre.fr/cgi-bin/sgmlex2?G....
Reference: http://www.bib.ulb.ac.be/coursmath/hyperbo1.htm
 Boudewijn van MilligenLocal time: 01:47Native speaker of: DutchPRO pts in pair: 29