# directional of length / major

 04:50 Aug 12, 2008
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English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Metrology
 English term or phrase: directional of length / major Caractéristiques CAO/métrologie Fentes et trous rectangulaires Slot and Rectangular Hole Properties Center (mm) X, Y, and Z are the coordinates of the center point of the nominal hole Normal I, J and K are the hole’s normal vectors Orientation I, J and K are the hole’s vector that determines the directional of length (major) of the rectangular hole. Length The end-to-end measurement of the length (centerline in the orientation direction.) of the rectangular or slotted hole. Je comprends que c'est le vecteur directionnel dans lequel la longueur est calculée. Mais comment traduire "directional of length" et "major" vecteur directionnel ? majeur ? merci!
 Local time: 18:34

4la longueur (majeure) et la direction
 Sébastien Ricciardi
3directionnelle de la langueur/ majeur
 narasimha

1 hr   confidence:
directionnelle de la langueur/ majeur

Explanation:

 narasimhaIndiaLocal time: 23:04Works in fieldNative speaker of: English

agree  Arnold T.: ...majeure ...
 4 hrs
-> Thank you, Arnold

disagree  Sébastien Ricciardi: Sorry this is not proper french
 5 hrs

6 hrs   confidence:
la longueur (majeure) et la direction

Explanation:
Whole sentence : ... qui déterminenet la longueur (majeure) et la direction du trou à base rectangulaire.

To define a hole in space you need to define an area and the direction where to extend this area (extrusion process) and also the length of extrusion. That's what your "directional of length (major) of the rectangular hole" means.

Now in most cases the depth of the hole is longer than its diameter (otherwise it is not called a hole anymore) therefore the directionnal length can also be called the major length.

 Sébastien RicciardiFranceLocal time: 18:34Works in fieldNative speaker of: French

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