# rapport sur

## English translation: ratio of the minor to major axis

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 French term or phrase: rapport sur English translation: ratio of the minor to major axis Entered by:

 03:42 Oct 20, 2015
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Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / nacelle de turboréacteur
 French term or phrase: rapport sur Hi, "En particulier, le rapport du petit rayon sur le grand rayon de l'éllipse peut être compris entre 0.28 et 0.35. My try: "the minor to major radius ratio of the ellipsis..." is this correct? Thank you.
 Louisa T.Tunisia Local time: 20:08
 ratio of the minor to major axis Explanation:"Radius" is very rarely used in English although it does exist. In this case, it would be very eccentric (pun intended) to use such a rare word since the ST ratio is identical to that given by the standard terms major/minor axes. "These are sometimes called (especially in technical fields) the major and minor semi-axes,[2][3] the major and minor semiaxes,[4][5] or major radius and minor radius"
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DLyons
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Local time: 20:08
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5 +2ratio of the minor to major axis
 DLyons
5the ratio of the minor radius to the major radius
 Francois Boye

42 mins   confidence:
the ratio of the minor radius to the major radius

Explanation:
see the ellipse's properties in wikipedia

 Francois BoyeUnited StatesLocal time: 15:08Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 9
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ratio of the minor to major axis

Explanation:
"Radius" is very rarely used in English although it does exist. In this case, it would be very eccentric (pun intended) to use such a rare word since the ST ratio is identical to that given by the standard terms major/minor axes.

"These are sometimes called (especially in technical fields) the major and minor semi-axes,[2][3] the major and minor semiaxes,[4][5] or major radius and minor radius"

 DLyonsIrelandLocal time: 20:08Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 76
 Thank you so much!

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agree  chris collister: Though "ellipticity" does exactly the same job!
 1 hr
-> Thanks Chris. Yes indeed but maybe best to keep closer to the ST?

agree
 5 hrs
-> Thanks kashew.
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