# Point origine

## English translation: (the) origin

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 French term or phrase: Point origine English translation: (the) origin Entered by:

 11:50 Dec 9, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics / valeur de pente
 French term or phrase: Point origine Point origine Hello :) "Ce procédé est notamment applicable aux images composées de pixels et orientées dans un référentiel qui, typiquement bien que non nécessairement, est constitué par deux axes de référence orthogonaux Xo et Yo, se croisant en un point origine O." Simply “Point of origin”? Thank you in advance
 Louisa T.Tunisia Local time: 03:40
 (the) origin Explanation:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_(mathematics)--------------------------------------------------Note added at 10 mins (2010-12-09 12:00:59 GMT)--------------------------------------------------As you can see from the text on wikipedia, you always say that the axes meet at the origin--the word "the" is required. "The coordinates of the origin are always all zero, for example (0,0) in two dimensions and (0,0,0) in three." "The point where the X and Y axes intersect is called the origin" http://books.google.it/books?id=8kuut1JqC0kC&pg=PA80&lpg=PA8... etc.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-09 12:11:55 GMT)--------------------------------------------------http://www.google.it/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q="X an...
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Wordalia
Switzerland
Local time: 03:40
 Many thanks everyone!4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4 +4(the) origin
 Wordalia
4 +1origin
 Robin Levey
4starting point

7 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
origin

Explanation:
Simpler still, drop 'point of' and put 'origin'.

 Robin LeveyChileLocal time: 23:40Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 27

agree
 20 hrs

7 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
(the) origin

Explanation:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_(mathematics)

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Note added at 10 mins (2010-12-09 12:00:59 GMT)
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As you can see from the text on wikipedia, you always say that the axes meet at the origin--the word "the" is required.

"The coordinates of the origin are always all zero, for example (0,0) in two dimensions and (0,0,0) in three."

"The point where the X and Y axes intersect is called the origin"

etc.

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Note added at 21 mins (2010-12-09 12:11:55 GMT)
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 WordaliaSwitzerlandLocal time: 03:40Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in category: 4
 Many thanks everyone!
 Asker: Thanks Wordalia and Oliver Walter :)

agree  Oliver Walter: Yes, axes meet at the origin - they did when I studied engineering!
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-> Thanks, Oliver!

agree
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-> Thanks, Noem!

agree
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53 mins   confidence:
starting point

Explanation:
another option

3.1 Positive coordinates - Diagrams, charts and graphs - OpenLearn ...
The index in an A to Z gives the reference for School Lane as: ... This starting point is called the origin. From the origin you can move ... 2 Draw an x-axis and a y-axis on graph paper. Plot the following points on your graph. ...
openlearn.open.ac.uk/mod/oucontent/view.php?id=399396...1... - Cached

 liz askewUnited KingdomLocal time: 02:40Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 8

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