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15:06 Feb 5, 2012
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French to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / definition of the geoid
French term or phrase: à une altitude près
I'm not sure I understand this expression as used here:

Géoïde

Le géoïde est une surface équipotentielle du champ de pesanteur coïncidant au mieux avec le niveau moyen des océans et qui se prolonge sous les continents.
Il est défini **à une altitude près**.

Pour la France, il est calé sur un niveau zéro scellé dans le port de Marseille.
Le géoïde est une surface diforme (sic), à laquelle on ne saurait appliquer des relations mathématiques.
claude-andrew
France
Local time: 09:23
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2to an approximate altitude
Wendy Streitparth


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to an approximate altitude


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Wendy Streitparth
Germany
Local time: 09:23
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