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une fonction décroissante

English translation: decreasing function


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French term or phrase: une fonction décroissante
English translation:decreasing function
Entered by: Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
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14:30 Apr 3, 2007
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / stresses in offshore design
French term or phrase: une fonction décroissante
La contrainte admissible en compression est une fonction décroissante de l'élancement.

I'm translating this as 'The allowable compression stress has a negative correlation with slenderness ratio.'

Is this accurate, or is there a better term?
Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:10
decreasing function
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Jerome Elhaik
Local time: 11:10
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
decreasing function


Jerome Elhaik
Local time: 11:10
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Cheers for the help

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  narasimha: you have done a literal translation. I find what Rebeca has translated seems to be correct to me.
11 mins

agree  Evi Prokopi
12 mins

agree  xxxBourth: Yep; a mere 169,000 ghits for "stress + 'decreasing function' ".
1 hr

agree  jean-jacques alexandre: literal may be but in this case ....
3 hrs
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