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a', a", a"'

English translation: a prime, a double prime, a triple prime

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08:31 Jan 19, 2004
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: a', a", a"'
a prime
a seconde
a tierce

In preparation for an interpreting assignment - what would one say in English for the above 3 mathematical terms?
Thanks in advance
xxxCMJ_Trans
Local time: 17:25
English translation:a prime, a double prime, a triple prime
Explanation:
This is the usual way to read such symbols in English.
Also: x',y' are called primed coordinates, x, y are unprimed ones.
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Attila Piróth
France
Local time: 17:25
Grading comment
Thanks - This request was for a friend on whose behalf I thank you
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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5 +3a prime, a double prime, a triple prime
Attila Piróth


  

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a', a
a prime, a double prime, a triple prime


Explanation:
This is the usual way to read such symbols in English.
Also: x',y' are called primed coordinates, x, y are unprimed ones.

Attila Piróth
France
Local time: 17:25
Native speaker of: Native in HungarianHungarian
PRO pts in pair: 222
Grading comment
Thanks - This request was for a friend on whose behalf I thank you

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  rene_teews: ez az!
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agree  R. A. Stegemann
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