# normale (à la paroi)

## English translation: normal (to the wall) [= perpendicular to]

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 French term or phrase: normale (à la paroi) English translation: normal (to the wall) [= perpendicular to] Entered by:

 09:39 Apr 3, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
 French term or phrase: normale (à la paroi) Calcul des rayonnements solaires atteignant la paroi d'un immeuble: "On calcule l'angle entre le rayonnement et la normale à la paroi et on en déduit le rayonnement sur le plan étudié".
 Local time: 03:40
 normal (to the wall) Explanation:Standard term in maths, physics etc. Means 'at right angles to', but 'normal to' is the more technical way to express it.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 16 mins (2007-04-03 09:55:38 GMT)--------------------------------------------------The insolation is dependent on the angle of incidence
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Tony M
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4 +6normal (to the wall)
 Tony M

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normal (to the wall)

Explanation:
Standard term in maths, physics etc. Means 'at right angles to', but 'normal to' is the more technical way to express it.

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Note added at 16 mins (2007-04-03 09:55:38 GMT)
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The insolation is dependent on the angle of incidence

 Tony MFranceLocal time: 03:40Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 1147
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-> ¡Gracias, Carlos!

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-> Thanks, David!

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-> Thanks, RB!

agree  xxxBourth: Perpendicular. But which one? Presumably the horiz. plane normal to the wall. If they are gonna B technical abart it, they should blinking well do the job properly!
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-> Thanks, Alex! No, 'normal' is correct here, the insolation is only determined by the effective angle to the normal, irrespective of the plane...

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-> Thanks, Lidija!

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-> Efharisto, Evi!

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