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Stufenwechselgetrieben

English translation: multi-speed drive, step by step variable gear, step-by-step variable transmission, stepped drive, discrete-ratio gear boxes

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German term or phrase:Stufenwechselgetriebe
English translation:multi-speed drive, step by step variable gear, step-by-step variable transmission, stepped drive, discrete-ratio gear boxes
Entered by: Johanna Timm, PhD
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22:01 Aug 10, 2004
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / Gearboxes
German term or phrase: Stufenwechselgetrieben
Die Erfindung betrifft eine Steuereinrichtung zum selbsttätigen Schalten von Stufenwechselgetrieben (1), die mit einem hydrodynamischen Drehmomentwandler und/oder einer Trennkupplung (15) ausgestattet sind

Is this just as opposed to continuous-ratio gearboxes, or what?
Richard Benham
France
Local time: 10:48
multi-speed drive, step by step variable gear, step-by-step variable transmission, stepped drive
Explanation:
This is what Websters has to say about it: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/english...
:-)

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Note added at 24 mins (2004-08-10 22:25:41 GMT)
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Yes, you are right about \"continuous-ratio gearboxes\", see: http://www.caranddriving.com/csma/onedoc.asp?maker=HONDA&doc...

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Note added at 25 mins (2004-08-10 22:27:31 GMT)
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continuously variable gearbox vs. stepped variable gearbox/transmission/and so forth...

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Note added at 1 hr 3 mins (2004-08-10 23:05:32 GMT)
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I have no reason not to go with your latest suggestion - but I did only find one link using it (it seems to make sense however), see page 3: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/corporate/about_us/technolo...

I did however find quite a number of links to \"discrete ratio transmission\".

Either way, I would also understand \"discrete\" to be the antonym of \"continuous\" in this context, i.e. discrete/individual steps instead of conntinuous/freely adjustable.

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Note added at 2 hrs 18 mins (2004-08-11 00:20:12 GMT)
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Okay, maybe not quite the antonym, but you get what I mean (I hope). ;-)
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Derek Gill Franßen
Germany
Local time: 10:48
Grading comment
Thanks for the refs. My main purpose in asking the question was to make sure I hadn't missed something, and you have assured me I had the right idea. I've come to love "discrete-ratio" and so I'll probably stick to it.
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3 +2multi-speed drive, step by step variable gear, step-by-step variable transmission, stepped drive
Derek Gill Franßen


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multi-speed drive, step by step variable gear, step-by-step variable transmission, stepped drive


Explanation:
This is what Websters has to say about it: http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/english...
:-)

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Note added at 24 mins (2004-08-10 22:25:41 GMT)
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Yes, you are right about \"continuous-ratio gearboxes\", see: http://www.caranddriving.com/csma/onedoc.asp?maker=HONDA&doc...

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Note added at 25 mins (2004-08-10 22:27:31 GMT)
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continuously variable gearbox vs. stepped variable gearbox/transmission/and so forth...

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Note added at 1 hr 3 mins (2004-08-10 23:05:32 GMT)
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I have no reason not to go with your latest suggestion - but I did only find one link using it (it seems to make sense however), see page 3: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/corporate/about_us/technolo...

I did however find quite a number of links to \"discrete ratio transmission\".

Either way, I would also understand \"discrete\" to be the antonym of \"continuous\" in this context, i.e. discrete/individual steps instead of conntinuous/freely adjustable.

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Note added at 2 hrs 18 mins (2004-08-11 00:20:12 GMT)
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Okay, maybe not quite the antonym, but you get what I mean (I hope). ;-)

Derek Gill Franßen
Germany
Local time: 10:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 60
Grading comment
Thanks for the refs. My main purpose in asking the question was to make sure I hadn't missed something, and you have assured me I had the right idea. I've come to love "discrete-ratio" and so I'll probably stick to it.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Theo Bose
14 mins
  -> Thanks Theo.

agree  Dr. Fred Thomson: My goodness! I'm impressed. Where do you learn all these things?
30 mins
  -> My Momma didn't raise no fools! ;-)
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