# loi de z

## English translation: law of z

 10:50 Sep 21, 2011
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Human Resources
 French term or phrase: loi de z This is from a PPT presentation about cost-cutting and building efficiency, and what to do about resistance to change. The title of one slide is: Les risques de résistance et la loi de Z! It shows a line graph with, on the Y axis: Comité de direction Management intermédiaire Opérationnels and, on the X axis: Toujours se demander où en sont les opérationnels! Not sure about "loi de Z" here. Thanks!
 English translation:law of z Explanation:It doesn't matter what it means - your job is simply to translate it. If it's a PowerPoint, the speaker will presumably be explaining it.
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philgoddard
United States
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4 +3law of z
 philgoddard
4z-distribution
 rkillings
3law of averages
 Phoebe Green
3z's law
 Jean-Claude Gouin

37 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
law of z

Explanation:
It doesn't matter what it means - your job is simply to translate it. If it's a PowerPoint, the speaker will presumably be explaining it.

 philgoddardUnited StatesWorks in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 68
 Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

agree  cc in nyc: Or Z's law
 3 hrs

agree  Sheila Wilson: I suppose it could refer to the ups-and-downs, the zigzag line, in a graph?
 4 hrs

agree  Michel F. Morin: Thanks God we do not care too much about what it means, since it looks like being a bit complicated... Let's expect the speaker to fully master it !
 9 hrs

neutral  rkillings: Usually z-distribution in English.
 3 days 4 hrs

2 hrs   confidence:
law of averages

Explanation:
I would need to see fuller context, but I believe this may have something to do with the théorème central limite / central limit theorem having to do with the bell curve distribution of variables. This feeds into the popular belief that "things average out" or the law of averages (qv).

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Note added at 2 hrs (2011-09-21 13:36:22 GMT)
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Actually, "bell curve" may be a better answer than "law of averages" -- it depends, again, on the context.

Reference: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Th%C3%A9or%C3%A8me_central_limi...
Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_limit_theorem
 Phoebe GreenLocal time: 20:01Native speaker of: English

3 hrs   confidence:
z's law

Explanation:
Without more context ... I'll suggest z's law as in Boyle's law ...

 Jean-Claude GouinCanadaLocal time: 14:01Native speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 8

agree  cc in nyc: or Law of Z
 43 mins
-> Merci cc pour ta suggestion ...

disagree  rkillings: Nope. Just a letter, not a person. Just as arbitrary as X and Y.
 3 days 1 hr

3 days 5 hrs   confidence:
z-distribution

Explanation:
Synonym of the Gaussian normal distribution (or 'law', but that usage is much less common these day, and I've never seen that word coupled with Z).

Survives also in the form of z-scores, z quantiles, et.

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Note added at 3 days5 hrs (2011-09-24 16:00:46 GMT)
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http://math2.org/math/stat/distributions/z-dist.htm

 rkillingsUnited StatesLocal time: 11:01Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 31

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