par report d'un étalon

English translation: by verifying/checking with a standard measure or yardstick

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French term or phrase:par report d'un étalon
English translation:by verifying/checking with a standard measure or yardstick
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20:25 Dec 9, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Education / Pedagogy
French term or phrase: par report d'un étalon
Hello,
I am translating a school report and can't quite get to grips with the last part of the following sentence:

ANGLES:
L'étudiant sait reproduire un angle donné en utilisant un gabarit ou par report d'un étalon.

Does this mean that the pupil can scale the size of the angle using a standard?
Any help would be much appreciated!
Martin Briers
Local time: 00:17
by verifying/checking with a standard measure or yardstick
Explanation:
gabarit
n.m. gabarit [gabari] (prov. gabarrit, modèle)
1. Modèle, appareil de mesure utilisé pour vérifier ou contrôler le profil, les dimensions, la conformité de certains objets à un standard déterminé.
étalon, nom masculin

Modèle légal permettant de définir une unité de mesure, de poids. Ex Etalon de poids. Synonyme standard Anglais standard




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Note added at 1 hr (2010-12-09 22:21:52 GMT)
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so he uses the gabarit or model (or possibly template) to draw the angle and can check it using the étalon or measure to check
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Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 23:17
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Summary of answers provided
3copying from a model/gauge
xxxBourth
3by verifying/checking with a standard measure or yardstick
Yvonne Gallagher
3 -1using a protractor
SJLD


  

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9 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
copying from a model/gauge


Explanation:
I can't say I see precisely what they are getting at and how this differs from a gabarit, but one of the meanings of étalon is "gauge", something you use to measure, particularly in a "go - no-go" sense.

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by verifying/checking with a standard measure or yardstick


Explanation:
gabarit
n.m. gabarit [gabari] (prov. gabarrit, modèle)
1. Modèle, appareil de mesure utilisé pour vérifier ou contrôler le profil, les dimensions, la conformité de certains objets à un standard déterminé.
étalon, nom masculin

Modèle légal permettant de définir une unité de mesure, de poids. Ex Etalon de poids. Synonyme standard Anglais standard




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Note added at 1 hr (2010-12-09 22:21:52 GMT)
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so he uses the gabarit or model (or possibly template) to draw the angle and can check it using the étalon or measure to check

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 23:17
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
using a protractor


Explanation:
common method

SJLD
Local time: 00:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sandra Mouton: protractor is a "rapporteur", not what this text is about
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