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coup par coup

English translation: one step at a time

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French term or phrase:coup par coup
English translation:one step at a time
Entered by: Stephanie Mitchel

10:35 Feb 18, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: coup par coup
Context: Telecommunications document
Sentence: 'Le trafic téléphonique démarre effectivement au coup par coup chaque fois que la remise à zéro d'un circuit est terminée.'
So far what I have found for 'coup par coup' is 'frame by frame' for films, but I need to know how it is applied to telephone traffic.
Stephanie Mitchel
United States
Local time: 09:43
one step at a time
Explanation:
In a telecommunications context, this would be the correct translation.
See the below link for reference to the term.
Selected response from:

JLC
Local time: 14:43
Grading comment
C'est juste, I went to the site to see for myself. I only wish they would give a little more explanation. In any case, thanks for your help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
natelephone traffic is measured by magnetic units
Parrot
naon an ad hoc fashion / on a ad hoc basis
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
naone step at a time
JLC


  

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9 mins
one step at a time


Explanation:
In a telecommunications context, this would be the correct translation.
See the below link for reference to the term.


    Reference: http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086//cgi-bin/edicbin/expert.pl#1
JLC
Local time: 14:43
PRO pts in pair: 60
Grading comment
C'est juste, I went to the site to see for myself. I only wish they would give a little more explanation. In any case, thanks for your help.
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36 mins
on an ad hoc fashion / on a ad hoc basis


Explanation:
TERMIUM propose cette solution dans la rubrique "Translation Problems/Language Problem".

idem dans le Robert & Collins


    TERMIUM, Robert & Collins
Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
Local time: 15:43
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 187
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4 hrs
telephone traffic is measured by magnetic units


Explanation:
with a certain number of units corresponding to an amount. I just don't know how you would fit this in.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 15:43
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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