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index lissé

English translation: smoothed index

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French term or phrase:index lissé
English translation:smoothed index
Entered by: Anne Greaves
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10:33 Dec 21, 2010
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general) / information on price indexing system
French term or phrase: index lissé
Hello,
This comes from an explanation of the system for index linking salaries in Belgium and Luxembourg. I think I've an idea what index lissé means but I don't know the equivalent English term.
L'indice lissé (= la valeur moyenne de l'indice santé des 4 derniers mois) sert de base à l'indexation de base.
Thanks in advance for any help
Anne
Anne Greaves
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:40
smoothed index
Explanation:
Simple as that. In this case, what they mean by "smoothed" is averaged over the past four months. (Stick "smoothed index" in quotes in Google and you'll get a good number of reliable examples.)
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Rob Grayson
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:40
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +7smoothed index
Rob Grayson


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
smoothed index


Explanation:
Simple as that. In this case, what they mean by "smoothed" is averaged over the past four months. (Stick "smoothed index" in quotes in Google and you'll get a good number of reliable examples.)

Rob Grayson
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:40
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 730
Grading comment
Many thanks for your help
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks..I tried smooth index, this sounds more likely!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Eutychus
2 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  La Classe
6 mins
  -> Thanks

agree  B D Finch: Index curves are not initially smooth, but may be smoothed. The use of the past tense rather than "smooth" as an adjective indicates that the curve has been adjusted.
43 mins
  -> I think Asker is saying she tried "smooth index" but this – i.e. my answer – sounds better // Indeed...

agree  Martin Cassell
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Martin

agree  fourth: And a very Merry Christmas RG!
6 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  AllegroTrans
9 hrs
  -> Thanks

agree  rkillings: Yes, smoothed not smooth.
12 hrs
  -> Thanks, Bob
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