Un joint est un volume

English translation: A joint is a space/gap

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French term or phrase:Un joint est un volume
English translation:A joint is a space/gap
Entered by: Séverine torralba

08:45 Oct 3, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing / Un joint est un volume
French term or phrase: Un joint est un volume
Bonjour, est ce que "gasket" est bien adapté ici?

"Un joint est un volume existant entre deux éléments de construction."
A gasket is a volume existing between two building elements.

Merci :)
Séverine torralba
France
Local time: 21:14
A joint is a space/gap
Explanation:
Suggestion.

As a freebie extra, there are several problems with your proposed "A gasket is a volume existing between two building elements." May I suggest:
"A joint is a space between two construction components."

Don't bother with "existing", it's redundant. On the other hand. I don't really like the idea of a joint being defined as a space, but if that's what your text says, it's not your job to suggest a better definition. Perhaps your client wants to fill that space with some of their patented gungy stuff.
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B D Finch
France
Local time: 21:14
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A joint is a space/gap


Explanation:
Suggestion.

As a freebie extra, there are several problems with your proposed "A gasket is a volume existing between two building elements." May I suggest:
"A joint is a space between two construction components."

Don't bother with "existing", it's redundant. On the other hand. I don't really like the idea of a joint being defined as a space, but if that's what your text says, it's not your job to suggest a better definition. Perhaps your client wants to fill that space with some of their patented gungy stuff.

B D Finch
France
Local time: 21:14
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neutral  philgoddard: But it's not a necessarily a space. It could be a solid object such as a dowel or a mortise and tenon.
12 mins
  -> Would that really be described as "un volume"?

agree  Tony M: Yes, exactly! It's an 'empty volume', AKA space; I think 'the space that exists between' is worth keeping, as it emphasizes the inevitablity of it: i.e. it's not a space that has been left deliberately
24 mins
  -> Thanks Tony. It's a very small space waiting to have something put in to fill it. Theoretically, of course, there's always a space between the molecules of the components involved. ;)

agree  Gareth Callagy
1 hr
  -> Thanks Gareth
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