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04:50 Oct 18, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: centistroke
viscosity...... 2/4,5 centistrokes at 40ºC

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na +1centistokesGerardo Ferrer-Sueta
naSee belowIvan Sanchez
nacentistoke (centésima de stoke)



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centistoke (centésima de stoke)

Hola Elena,

I guess you mean "centistokes", no "centistRokes". If that is so, then the translation is "centistoke", "centésima de stoke".

<<Centistoke [MEC FL] Unidad cgs de viscosidad cinemática de uso corriente, igual a la viscosidad cinemática de un fluido que tenga una viscosidad dinámica de 1 centipoise y una densidad de 1 gramo por centímetro cúbico. Abreviadamente cs.>>

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I agree with the colleague, must be 'centistoke', 1/100th of a 'stoke', a viscosity unit for liquids, it's the resistance of the liquids to flow, water is 1, a higher number means a thicker liquid.
It translates the same: 'centistoke'.

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Concuerdo con las dos respuestas anteriores en todo menos en un pequeño punto: la S final de centistokes no es por el plural sino por el origen de la unidad, que debe su nombre a una persona: George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903) así que no se puede eliminar dicha S por poner el nombre de la unidad en singular. Mucha Suerte. GFS

    Reference: http://www.vma.bme.hu/mathhist/Mathematicians/Stokes.html
    Reference: http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Mathematicians/S...
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