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ambiguous shape

French translation: forme réversible

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English term or phrase:ambiguous shape
French translation:forme réversible
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03:38 Jul 10, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: ambiguous shape
An ambiguous shape has both foreground and background layer characteristics.
Beatrice Hercend
Local time: 06:28
FIGURE AMBIGUE
Explanation:
Image ou dessin pouvant être vu alternativement de deux façons différentes, le fond pouvant être perçu comme figure et inversement, cette dernière disparaissant pour ne plus constituer que le fond.

REF: GDT
AUSSI: DESSIN AMBIGU. EVENTUELLEMENT
FORME AMBIGUE
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BOB DE DENUS
Local time: 21:28
Grading comment
Merci, je pense que l'explication est bonne, même si dans ce cas je pense que "forme réversible" convient mieux comme traduction.
Béatrice
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Summary of answers provided
na +2une forme ambigue
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na +2une forme ambigüe
jgal
naFIGURE AMBIGUEBOB DE DENUS
naforme ambiguë
Laurence Nerry
naamphibologiqueAna and Michel


  

Answers


9 mins peer agreement (net): +2
une forme ambigue


Explanation:
Unless there's more to it than that???

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 882

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daphne b: Sounds good.
1 min

agree  jgal: yes, apart from the 'ü'
3 mins
  -> Yes, "ambigüe", thanks Julia!
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12 mins peer agreement (net): +2
une forme ambigüe


Explanation:
note the 'tréma' on the 'u'

(Pronounced am-big-u, not am-big)

jgal
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 932

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Laurence Nerry: Actually, the "tréma" is on the "e" (always on the second vowel of a group of 2).
1 hr
  -> You're absolutely right - oops!

agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Yes Malo, thanks!
22 hrs
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2 hrs
forme ambiguë


Explanation:
Voir la fiche "ambiguous figure" référencée ci-dessous, que j'ai trouvée dans le GDT.


    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com/_fs_global_01.htm
Laurence Nerry
France
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 69
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7 hrs
amphibologique


Explanation:
plus conceptuel

Ana and Michel
Spain
Local time: 12:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 81
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17 hrs
FIGURE AMBIGUE


Explanation:
Image ou dessin pouvant être vu alternativement de deux façons différentes, le fond pouvant être perçu comme figure et inversement, cette dernière disparaissant pour ne plus constituer que le fond.

REF: GDT
AUSSI: DESSIN AMBIGU. EVENTUELLEMENT
FORME AMBIGUE

BOB DE DENUS
Local time: 21:28
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 619
Grading comment
Merci, je pense que l'explication est bonne, même si dans ce cas je pense que "forme réversible" convient mieux comme traduction.
Béatrice
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