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# aux imprécisions de mesure près

## English translation: within measurement uncertainties

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 French term or phrase: aux imprécisions de mesure près English translation: within measurement uncertainties Entered by:

 10:54 Apr 25, 2016
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Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics
 French term or phrase: aux imprécisions de mesure près "...la somme des valeurs soit égale à 0 aux imprécisions de mesure près"
 Local time: 21:48
 within measurement uncertainties Explanation:"Uncertainty" et "accuracy" sont effectivement des notions différentes. Sans plus de contexte j’opterais pour "uncertainty" qui est plus global. Je propose "within ..." car c'est une formulation assez courante dans le cadre des incertitudes de mesures.
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Claude B
France
Local time: 21:48
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3 +3within measurement uncertainties
 Claude B
4equals zero (within the measurement error)
 DLyons
4barring measurement uncertainty
 Francois Boye
3barring any inaccuracies in the measurements
 ormiston

1 hr   confidence:
barring any inaccuracies in the measurements

Explanation:
I.e. Give or take any inaccuracies

 ormistonLocal time: 21:48Native speaker of: English

agree
 1 min

disagree  Daryo: no measurement is perfect - there is ALWAYS some uncertainty so "barring" can't make any sense here
 5 hrs

2 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
within measurement uncertainties

Explanation:
"Uncertainty" et "accuracy" sont effectivement des notions différentes. Sans plus de contexte j’opterais pour "uncertainty" qui est plus global.

Je propose "within ..." car c'est une formulation assez courante dans le cadre des incertitudes de mesures.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncertainty
 Claude BFranceLocal time: 21:48Works in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 4
 Thanks very much. All this information was extremely helpful.

agree  Tony M: Yes, definitely for 'within'; though I do think it is probably 'précision' rather than 'incertitude'; possibly 'tolerances'? As you say, quite differet concepts!
 58 mins

agree  Didier Fourcot: My understanding is French should be "incertitudes"
 2 hrs
-> Yes, literally "uncertainties" would be "incertitudes". Here I am assuming that the original text in French is not quite correct in terms of technical language... I guess Fanny can decide based on the rest of the text?

agree  Daryo: https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/documents/gruanmanuals/U... // French should be "incertitudes"
 3 hrs

2 hrs   confidence:
barring measurement uncertainty

Explanation:
my take

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Note added at 2 hrs (2016-04-25 13:18:59 GMT)
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You can also say: 'Approximately equal to zero'

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Note added at 3 hrs (2016-04-25 14:27:17 GMT)
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_uncertainty

 Francois BoyeUnited StatesLocal time: 15:48Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 9

agree  Carolien Zam (X): "All measurements are subject to uncertainty and a measurement result is complete only when it is accompanied by a statement of the associated uncertainty." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_uncertainty
 59 mins
-> Thank you very much!

neutral  Tony M: I don't think you can really using 'barring' here.
 1 hr
-> Wait a minute! What do you do when you exclude or limit decimals in a calculation? Don't you exclude or misrepresent measurement uncertainty?

disagree  Daryo: no measurement is perfect - there is ALWAYS some uncertainty so "barring" can't make any sense here
 4 hrs
-> Wait a minute! What do you do when you exclude or limit decimals in a calculation? Don't you exclude or misrepresent measurement uncertainty?

103 days   confidence:
égale à 0 aux imprécisions de mesure près
equals zero (within the measurement error)

Explanation:
I suspect that the author had Dubois and Prade's distinction between incertitudes and imprécisions in mind

 DLyonsIrelandLocal time: 20:48Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 76