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German translation: geräuschloses Filter

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English term or phrase:silent filter (microscopy)
German translation:geräuschloses Filter
Entered by: Ulrike Lieder
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12:59 Feb 13, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Medical: Instruments
English term or phrase: silent
In the overall context of laser surgery, but the specific field is optics/microscopy.

"The fixed eye safety filter is silent and non-moving and has specially coated lenses that allow for a clear, unobscured view of the retina."

I’m puzzled by the use of “silent” in this context; the usual meaning of silent does not seem to fit. Fixed means that the filter cannot be opened or closed. The filter is installed in an operating microscope for use in eye surgery, and it protects the physician’s eye from direct and indirect laser light. It’s basically no more than a disk with an integrated lens, no motor or such (which might emit noise). No further context is available; the term does not appear again.

Any ideas? TIA.
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:03
geräuschlos(er Gang)
Explanation:
SILENT
is often used to describe filters. It seems to refer to the presence of a "unique seal preventing escape of unwanted noise".


geräuschlos
geräuschloser Gang
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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 06:03
Grading comment
I was waiting to hear from the client before trying to decide between all those well thought-out answers. And this is what the client's tech writer had to say on the matter:
"Marketing. Personally, I agree with you…It sounds kind of weird. But, some safety filters have moveable parts, which do make noise, so this silence can be considered a benefit."
Thanks to all of you - I wish I could give points to each!

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Summary of answers provided
naschalldichtUschi (Ursula) Walke
nadichtsapienti
nastörungslos
Alexander Schleber
nageräuschlosPaula Molewijk
nageräuschlos(er Gang)Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.


  

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39 mins
geräuschlos(er Gang)


Explanation:
SILENT
is often used to describe filters. It seems to refer to the presence of a "unique seal preventing escape of unwanted noise".


geräuschlos
geräuschloser Gang


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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 06:03
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
Grading comment
I was waiting to hear from the client before trying to decide between all those well thought-out answers. And this is what the client's tech writer had to say on the matter:
"Marketing. Personally, I agree with you…It sounds kind of weird. But, some safety filters have moveable parts, which do make noise, so this silence can be considered a benefit."
Thanks to all of you - I wish I could give points to each!
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1 hr
geräuschlos


Explanation:
silent = still, ruhig
but in the combination with a filter it is better to use 'geräuschlos' , ohne Rausch.



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Paula Molewijk
Netherlands
Local time: 06:03
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11 hrs
störungslos


Explanation:
I get to this because silent can be noiseless, and in computers noise are interfering signals. Could it be that this microscope has integrated electronic equipment that could create noise, that is inteference with the operations?



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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 06:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 day 17 hrs
dicht


Explanation:
Das ist nur eine Idee. Ich bin darauf aus folgenden Gründen gekommen. Die generelle Bedeutung von "silent" ist "ohne Laute". In manchen Kontexten könnte es auch heißen: "für Laute undurchlässig", weiterer Gedankengang: eifach undurchlässig - dicht.
Und dazu kommt noch eine Überlegung: "silent" wird auch als "schweigsam" übersetzt, und da ist mir der Ausdruck "dichtes Schweigen" eingefallen.
Also, Fazit:
1. "dicht" berührt sich in einigen seier Bedeutungen mit "silent";
2. unter "silent" könnte hier etwas undurchlässiges bzw. ohne Zwischenräume oder Ähnliches gemeint werden.
Hoffentlich, kann diese Idee helfen oder wenigstens den Gedankengang in die Richtung lenken, wo die notwendige Antwort liegt.
Viel Erfolg!

sapienti
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:03
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5 days
schalldicht


Explanation:
following sapientis logic.


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Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 15:03
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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Jul 27, 2015 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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