# quadrature du cercle

## English translation: squaring the circle

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 French term or phrase: quadrature du cercle English translation: squaring the circle Entered by:

 16:39 Nov 10, 2003
French to English translations [PRO]
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 French term or phrase: quadrature du cercle "Même si nous n'avons pas la quadrature du cercle à résoudre, reconnaissons que nos contraintes sont nombreuses et contradictoires."
 Stephanie MitchelUnited States Local time: 18:20
 Although we don't have to square the circle Explanation:"It's may be not rocket science, but we still have to deal with a lot of contradictory requirements--------------------------------------------------Note added at 5 mins (2003-11-10 16:44:42 GMT)--------------------------------------------------\"Squaring the circle\" is a very hard math problem that nobody has ever solved (something about figuring out a formula to convert a circle into a square of the same dimensions). Here it probably means that \"while this problem is not hopelessy complex, it is still pretty *(*& complex.
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4 +8Although we don't have to square the circle
 William Stein
3catch-22
 xxxsarahl

1 min   confidence: peer agreement (net): +8
Although we don't have to square the circle

Explanation:
"It's may be not rocket science, but we still have to deal with a lot of contradictory requirements

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Note added at 5 mins (2003-11-10 16:44:42 GMT)
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\"Squaring the circle\" is a very hard math problem that nobody has ever solved (something about figuring out a formula to convert a circle into a square of the same dimensions). Here it probably means that \"while this problem is not hopelessy complex, it is still pretty *(*& complex.

 William SteinCosta RicaLocal time: 17:20Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 1737
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13 mins   confidence:
catch-22

Explanation:
quadrature du cercle is close to impossible to figure out. don't even try, Steph! :-)

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Note added at 2003-11-10 18:16:30 (GMT)
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we may not be in a quandary here, but we do have constraints, etc.

 xxxsarahlLocal time: 15:20Native speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in pair: 1306
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