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03:01 Dec 16, 2000
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: mise en tension
I'd appreciate an explanation of the difference between "mise en tension" and "mise en route" in the context of starting-up machinery/computer programs etc. They both appear to mean "starting up", "initialising", but there is obviously a subtle difference. Thanks for any suggestions.
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naswitch on
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
napower up
Angela Arnone
naSee explanationKika
na"ENERGISING" OR TURNING ON THE POWERB SATISH
na"tension" is associated with power source, electric switches,
Parrot


  

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"tension" is associated with power source, electric switches,


Explanation:
anything that starts up VOLTAGE (syn.). The other relates to functions, although this is more readily evident in vehicles (where the expressions come from).

Parrot
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John Lejderman
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43 mins
"ENERGISING" OR TURNING ON THE POWER


Explanation:
"MISE EN ROUTE" GENERALLY MEANS THE STARTING OF A MOTOR OR A MACHINE.

BUT "MISE EN TENSION" GENERALLY MEANS THE POWERING OR ENERGISING OF THE EQUIPMENT BY PLUGGING IT IN

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See explanation


Explanation:
\"Mettre en route\" means \"to start (up)\" in the sense of setting in motion, beginning or causing to begin running.

\"Mettre en tension\" is closer to \"to plug in\" or \"switch on\"

\"Tension\" means \"voltage\"

Kika

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Yolanda Broad
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10 days
power up


Explanation:
When I translate machine manuals I use "power up" for when you actually switch the device on.
"Mettre en tension" - to power up
"Mise en route" does not involve a power supply, it is subsequent, in my opinion, to that phase.
Cheers
Angela

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20 days
switch on


Explanation:
To concur with previous anwers :
- mise en tension / mise sous tension = switch on (generally elcetrically powered)
- mise hors tension (pour info) = switch off

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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