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English translation: distance-measuring / diastimeter

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Italian term or phrase:distanziomentrica
English translation:distance-measuring / diastimeter
Entered by: Alexander Chisholm
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20:57 Jan 17, 2004
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Italian term or phrase: distanziomentrica
"Le protezioni distanziomentriche non devono dar luogo né ad avviamenti né a comandi di scatto per effetto dei transitori elettromeccanici ..."

In relation to the safety measures for a power system.
Alexander Chisholm
Local time: 08:12
distance-measuring / diastimeter
Explanation:
Hi Sandy,
The spelling is "distanziometria" -- you've got an extra "n" in there!
According to my dictionary, it means "distance-measuring". The device itself (distanziometro) is a diastimeter.

This passage is from the NASA site:
"One of the guys in the Guidance and Control Division in Houston came up with an idea of an optical ranging device. He got the idea from playing golf. Golfers have this little thing where, knowing the height of the pin, they can tell how far they are from the pin. So he got the MIT guys to design what they called a diastimeter, which is measuring the diameter of something (of known size) and telling how far away it is."
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Catherine Bolton
Local time: 08:12
Grading comment
Many thanks.The client wants the rather boring "distansiometric"!!
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distance-measuring / diastimeter


Explanation:
Hi Sandy,
The spelling is "distanziometria" -- you've got an extra "n" in there!
According to my dictionary, it means "distance-measuring". The device itself (distanziometro) is a diastimeter.

This passage is from the NASA site:
"One of the guys in the Guidance and Control Division in Houston came up with an idea of an optical ranging device. He got the idea from playing golf. Golfers have this little thing where, knowing the height of the pin, they can tell how far they are from the pin. So he got the MIT guys to design what they called a diastimeter, which is measuring the diameter of something (of known size) and telling how far away it is."



    Reference: http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a15/a15.postseva.html
Catherine Bolton
Local time: 08:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1906
Grading comment
Many thanks.The client wants the rather boring "distansiometric"!!
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