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English translation: overview diagram, operating diagram, block diagram

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12:03 Jun 15, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: synoptique
The word synoptique(s) is used throughout a document concerning a software package used in the extrusion industry. It is being used as a noun rather than an adjective. My question is, is it simply translated as the word synopsis?(although why the word synopsis wouldn't be used, I don't know) Can someone please enlighten me. I would be eternally grateful. Thanking you in advance.
Texjr
English translation:overview diagram, operating diagram, block diagram
Explanation:
The physical system and interrelationship determine the block diagram arrangement. Notes : Each block is a logical step in the flow or signal process. Displays the functional interactions within a system subdivided into subsystems or components.
Français: schéma de principe n m; normalisé par un organisme national ou international. Notes : Les schémas mettent en évidence l'enchaînement des opérations à effectuer pour obtenir un ou des produits déterminés en symbolisant d'une façon globale les flux matériels ou immatériels. Les différentes phases du procédé de fabrication sont représentées sans tenir compte des matériels utilisés. On peut établir un bilan matière global à partir du schéma de principe.
Syn. synoptique n m
Termes apparentés: plan schématique n m; plan schématisé n m; croquis schématique n m; croquis schématisé n m; schéma simplifié n m; schéma synoptique n m
Sources: Association française de normalisation. Management de projet. Terminologie dans les contrats d'ingénierie industrielle. Paris-La DéfenseL AFNOR, déc. 1993.

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That puts it all nicely into place. Many thanks. Texjr
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Summary of answers provided
nasynopticsLouise Atfield
na"overview"Heathcliff
naDefinitely: Mimic Diagram
Ahmad Arafa
naCHARTTelesforo Fernandez
naBRIEF MODE OF OPERATIONTelesforo Fernandez
namimic diagram
Janet Kemp
naoverview diagram (industry)/block diagram (computers)valfrhg
naoverview diagram, operating diagram, block diagramFPL
naSchéma de principevalfrhg


  

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9 mins
Schéma de principe


Explanation:
schéma de principe is used both in the contexts of management and computers.
SOURCE: le grand dictionnaire terminologique (CD)

schéma de principe, normalisé par un organisme national ou international
Notes :Les schémas mettent en évidence l'enchaînement des opérations à effectuer pour obtenir un ou des produits déterminés en symbolisant d'une façon globale les flux matériels ou immatériels.Les différentes phases du procédé de fabrication sont représentées sans tenir compte des matériels utilisés. On peut établir un bilan matière global à partir du schéma de principe.

valfrhg
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15 mins
mimic diagram


Explanation:
I'm not a computer "expert", but this is what my trusty computer dictionary says a "synoptique" is.


    Ginguay, "Dictionnaire d'informatique"
Janet Kemp
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17 mins
overview diagram (industry)/block diagram (computers)


Explanation:
overview diagram
Note :The overview diagram shows the input, process and output of a particular function at a general level.

(industry, management)
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique (CD)

OR-
block diagram
Contexte :The physical system and interrelationship determine the block diagram arrangement.
Notes :
Each block is a logical step in the flow or signal process.
Displays the functional interactions within a system subdivided into subsystems or components.
(management, computers)
Le grand dictionnaire terminologique (CD)

Hope this helps a bit.
Val.

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20 mins
overview diagram, operating diagram, block diagram


Explanation:
The physical system and interrelationship determine the block diagram arrangement. Notes : Each block is a logical step in the flow or signal process. Displays the functional interactions within a system subdivided into subsystems or components.
Français: schéma de principe n m; normalisé par un organisme national ou international. Notes : Les schémas mettent en évidence l'enchaînement des opérations à effectuer pour obtenir un ou des produits déterminés en symbolisant d'une façon globale les flux matériels ou immatériels. Les différentes phases du procédé de fabrication sont représentées sans tenir compte des matériels utilisés. On peut établir un bilan matière global à partir du schéma de principe.
Syn. synoptique n m
Termes apparentés: plan schématique n m; plan schématisé n m; croquis schématique n m; croquis schématisé n m; schéma simplifié n m; schéma synoptique n m
Sources: Association française de normalisation. Management de projet. Terminologie dans les contrats d'ingénierie industrielle. Paris-La DéfenseL AFNOR, déc. 1993.



FPL
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That puts it all nicely into place. Many thanks. Texjr
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22 mins
BRIEF MODE OF OPERATION


Explanation:
SOMETIMES, THIS PHRASE IS USED FOR BREIFLY DESCRIBING THE PRINCIPLE OR MODE OF OPERATION. SEE IF IT OK IN THE CONTEXT.

Telesforo Fernandez
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36 mins
CHART


Explanation:
CHART COULD ALSO CONVEY THE MEANING.

Telesforo Fernandez
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38 mins
synoptics


Explanation:
Seems to be used in the sense of "diagram" or maybe "graphic images". Here are a few websites:

http://www.synoptics.nl/projects.html
http://www-dapnia.cea.fr/Phys/Sap/Activites/Projets/VISIR/Sy...

Moreover,there is another company called Synoptics Ltd. that produces an imaging software. (www.synoptics.co.uk/io.htm)


    Reference: http://www.areal.fr/topkapi-fr.htm
    Reference: http://spot4.cnes.fr/spot4_fr/le%20cmp.htm
Louise Atfield
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1 hr
"overview"


Explanation:
all by itself is perfectly OK, especially as your document seems to be using it in its most general sense. -- Best, HC

Heathcliff
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2 hrs
Definitely: Mimic Diagram


Explanation:
"Synoptique" is translated by "Mimic diagram". It is a (usually iluminated or on a VDU) flow diagram of a process.

It allows a plant operator to see what is happening on the plant. The term "Tableau synoptique" (Mimic panel) is used quite often.

Ypu will find the term on the WEB.

Ahmad Arafa
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