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03:34 Mar 17, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / mathematiques
French term or phrase: chaire
Ses qualites exceptionnelles d'intelligence, de methode et de travail lui valurent une telle consideration que bientot les Peres lui confierent une chaire de physique dans leur college et insisterent pour faire entrer le jeune homme dans les ordres.


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Gary Krupa
United States
Local time: 00:28
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Summary of answers provided
4 +8a chair in Physicscheungmo
5 +4[..] offered him the position of Physics chairxxxvvw
3a tenure
Mabel Garzón
4 -1chairman - chair personAndre Argaud


  

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1 min   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +8
a chair in Physics


Explanation:
Its the word "chair" comes from. Nowadays, its practically only used to describe the position in a college or university.

cheungmo
PRO pts in pair: 339
Grading comment
I believe that chaire means professor

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  swisstell
5 mins

agree  GILOU
7 mins

agree  DPolice: also used in the classes préparatoires of French lycées.
1 hr

agree  ydmills: I would probably say 'of' instead of 'in'
4 hrs

agree  Steven Geller: This would be my translation.
9 hrs

agree  Victoria Barkoff
9 hrs

agree  Maya Jurt
18 hrs

agree  Jacqueline McKay
58 days
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Comment: I believe that chaire means professor

1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
[..] offered him the position of Physics chair


Explanation:
The previous option "a chair in physics" is quite ambiguous. It is better to us Physics chair.

See link
"By Jordan A. Goodman, Physics Chair"



    Reference: http://www.physics.umd.edu/news/photon/iss015/letter_chair.h...
xxxvvw
Local time: 00:28
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 4
Grading comment
I believe that chaire means professor.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: Absolutely!
4 hrs

agree  diabolo
4 hrs

agree  Dr. Chrys Chrystello: absolutely,
7 hrs

agree  Sheila Hardie
9 hrs
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Comment: I believe that chaire means professor.

8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
chairman - chair person


Explanation:
common usage

Andre Argaud
PRO pts in pair: 2
Grading comment
I believe that chaire means professor.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Steven Geller: Either a chair in physics or a physics chair is the correct translation. Also "chairperson" NOT "chair person"
1 hr
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Comment: I believe that chaire means professor.

11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
a tenure


Explanation:
Es otra posibilidad. El Diccionario bilingue de economía y empresa indica que "tenure" es una cátedra permanente.

Mabel Garzón
Colombia
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 4
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I believe that chaire means professor.
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Comment: I believe that chaire means professor.




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