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20:15 Feb 23, 2012
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks / "pr" abbreviation in technical manual.
French term or phrase:1 ALIMENTATION MATIERES PR 3 E
I am translating a very general technical/engineering list of terms, and I keep coming across the abbreviation "pr." Below are three examples of its use:
1 AUTOLAVEUSE H500B PR LE SITE
1 BAIE DE BRASSAGE (MEUBLE PR.
1 ALIMENTATION MATIERES PR 3 E
Explanation: In your first two instances, I feel pretty sure it simply means 'pour' > 'for'. However, your third instance is more tricky; it might still mean 'pour' (matières pour 3 E) — but we might just have to consider it could be referring to 'matières premières'; though I've only really encountered that abbreviated to '1ere'
Just some ideas to start you off, at any rate!
Tony M France Local time: 20:21 Meets criteria Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 452