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正 and 負

English translation: positive and negative

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07:30 Mar 29, 2007
Japanese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / quality engineering
Japanese term or phrase: 正 and 負
O,P,Qの三つの誤差因子が示されていますが,誤差因子の効果が大きい水準を正,効果が小さい水準を負としています。

What do 正 and 負 mean here?
casey
United States
Local time: 08:25
English translation:positive and negative
Explanation:
正数(セイスウ): positive value, positive number
負数(フスウ): negative value, negative number

Positive/negative numbers are commonly referred to as 正 or 負 in mathematical material.
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Troy Fowler
United States
Local time: 05:25
Grading comment
Many thanks.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7positive and negative
Troy Fowler


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
positive and negative


Explanation:
正数(セイスウ): positive value, positive number
負数(フスウ): negative value, negative number

Positive/negative numbers are commonly referred to as 正 or 負 in mathematical material.

Troy Fowler
United States
Local time: 05:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Many thanks.
Notes to answerer
Asker: Yeah, after I asked the question I tried 正負 in the dictionary and found it. :D


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  KathyT
53 mins

agree  Minoru Kuwahara: or could it be plus/minus, deending on how it is used? -
2 hrs

agree  Mark Kellner
5 hrs

agree  sigmalanguage: also with Minoru.
6 hrs

agree  alexfromsd
7 hrs

agree  Can Altinbay
9 hrs

agree  Maynard Hogg: Hardly a "pro" question.
1 day20 hrs
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