# passant

## English translation: % passing

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 French term or phrase: passant English translation: % passing Entered by:

 16:12 Dec 8, 2010
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / particle size analysis
 French term or phrase: passant The document is about different types of backfill. This section refers to sieve analysis for particle size. "Passant" is being used as a noun to describe the particles that go through the sieve. I need a single noun or very short phrase to use in figures and tables, but I can't come up with anything. I don't have a sentence in French, the word is used alone in figures and tables.
 Joan BerglundUnited States Local time: 03:37
 % passing Explanation:Ex Wiki: The results are presented in a graph of percent passing versus the sieve size. On the graph the sieve size scale is logarithmic. To find the percent of aggregate passing through each sieve, first find the percent retained in each sieve. To do so, the following equation is used, %Retained = \frac{W_{Sieve}}{W_{Total}}×100% where WSieve is the weight of aggregate in the sieve and WTotal is the total weight of the aggregate. The next step is to find the cumulative percent of aggregate retained in each sieve. To do so, add up the total amount of aggregate that is retained in each sieve and the amount in the previous sieves. The cumulative percent passing of the aggregate is found by subtracting the percent retained from 100%. %Cumulative Passing = 100% - %Cumulative Retained. The values are then plotted on a graph with cumulative percent passing on the y axis and logarithmic sieve size on the x axis.[4]
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5% passing
 kashew
4sifted materialcc in nyc
4(screened) undersize material
 Richard Hedger

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11 mins   confidence:
passant [noun]
(screened) undersize material

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Www.dicobatonline.fr

passant(matériaux)
n.m. Dans un tamisage, les passants sont les granulats qui traversent un crible ou une passoire d’un maillage donné. V. Granulométrie.
FR passant ENG undersize material (screened ~)

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35 mins   confidence:
sifted material

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But I wonder if there is a specialized (one-word) term for screened or sifted material.

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% passing

Explanation:
Ex Wiki:
The results are presented in a graph of percent passing versus the sieve size. On the graph the sieve size scale is logarithmic. To find the percent of aggregate passing through each sieve, first find the percent retained in each sieve. To do so, the following equation is used,

%Retained = \frac{W_{Sieve}}{W_{Total}}×100%

where WSieve is the weight of aggregate in the sieve and WTotal is the total weight of the aggregate. The next step is to find the cumulative percent of aggregate retained in each sieve. To do so, add up the total amount of aggregate that is retained in each sieve and the amount in the previous sieves. The cumulative percent passing of the aggregate is found by subtracting the percent retained from 100%.

%Cumulative Passing = 100% - %Cumulative Retained.

The values are then plotted on a graph with cumulative percent passing on the y axis and logarithmic sieve size on the x axis.[4]

 kashewFranceLocal time: 09:37Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 509
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 Dec 8, 2010 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais: Term asked passant [noun] » passant

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