# mailles

## English translation: grid units

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 08:18 Aug 1, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
 French term or phrase: mailles Is it "grid"? Here's the context: La base de données locale est un carré centré sur l'observateur d'une surface de 1000 mailles par 1000 mailles et la fonction de rafraîchissement dynamique permet de la réactualiser.
 Bharg Shah
 English translation:grid units Explanation:would be my suggestion. "The local database is a square, centered on the observer, with a surface area of 1000 by 1000 grid units. The dynamic refresh function allows it to be updated." -- Your game appears to be laid out in squares; however, in many CGI (conputer-graphic interactive) games, especially the ones derived from pre-computer battle games played on a cardboard field, the standard unit of area is a hexagon, referred to as a "hex unit" or simply "hex" (plural, "hexes").
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 12:59
 Grid units is perfect in the context. Thanks a lot.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

nagrid units
 Heathcliff

52 mins
grid units

Explanation:
would be my suggestion. "The local database is a square, centered on the observer, with a surface area of 1000 by 1000 grid units. The dynamic refresh function allows it to be updated." -- Your game appears to be laid out in squares; however, in many CGI (conputer-graphic interactive) games, especially the ones derived from pre-computer battle games played on a cardboard field, the standard unit of area is a hexagon, referred to as a "hex unit" or simply "hex" (plural, "hexes").

 HeathcliffUnited StatesLocal time: 12:59Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 953
 Grid units is perfect in the context. Thanks a lot.

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