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joueur de golf

English translation: golfer

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French term or phrase:joueur de golf
English translation:golfer
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07:44 Oct 22, 2007
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: joueur de golf
The document is actually about signal to noise ratio's for ceramics manufacturing, but I get the feeling this example is Mathematics related. There is no mention elsewhere in the document about a golf player; is it a Mathematical metaphor, or is it just a simple case of the example being given in another document? The paragraph before this one also talks about the écart type (standard deviation). Thanks in advance!!

La valeur d’un écart type ne signifie rien par elle-même. Elle doit toujours être relativisée par rapport à la moyenne des valeurs mesurées (cf. l’exemple du joueur de golf).
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un joueur de golf = un golfeur = a golfer ...
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2 +3golf player
3the handicap score of a golf player
Etienne Wallace



10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +3
golf player

Certainly not a specialist but favour it being an example to explain tandard, mean deviation etc;

Local time: 09:16
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  siragui: Whether it's mentioned elsewhere in the text or treated as familiar analogy. Numerous webhits in French.
5 mins

agree  cjohnstone
16 mins

agree  writeaway
31 mins

neutral  Melissa McMahon: I'm not in a position to agree/disagree, but should it be "golfer"?
1 hr

neutral  xxxcmwilliams: golfer
1 hr
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35 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
the handicap score of a golf player

the "score" mention of golf players versus the "par" quote of difficulty

Etienne Wallace
Local time: 09:16
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FrenchFrench
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un joueur de golf = un golfeur = a golfer ...

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