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13:42 Nov 2, 2007
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / segurança
Portuguese term or phrase: contraponta
Antes da máquina rodar:
• Eliminar a condição da máquina partir com as contrapontas não totalmente fechadas.
Marcia Galdi
Local time: 03:37

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3 +1counterpointrhandler



28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1

É o significado 3 que dá o Webster's (a thing set up in contrast or interaction with another), veja:

counterpoint (konter pont)
1 a) the technique of combining two or more distinct lines of music that sound simultaneously, esp. with an emphasis on melodic, as opposed to harmonic, progression b) this kind of composition
2 any melody played or sung against a basic melody
3 a thing set up in contrast or interaction with another

[ME countrepoint < MFr contrepoint < It contrappunto, lit., pointed against: see counter- & point, n.]

(C)1995 Zane Publishing, Inc. (C)1994, 1991, 1988 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Asker: Ralph, o cliente utiliza a palavra "pintle" para contraponta. Mas, de qualquer forma, agradeço muito sua ajuda!

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