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au fil de l’eau

English translation: while + -ing

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French term or phrase:au fil de l’eau
English translation:while + -ing
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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16:42 May 6, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: au fil de l’eau
In a telecommunications text:
Les fonctionnalités d’EdICS Saisie permettent de vérifier au fil de l’eau la conformité pour chaque table saisi
Dawn Montague
Local time: 12:37
while + -ing
Explanation:
"au fil de l'eau" doesn't mean "exhaustive, in detail", but "in the course of" or
"as one goes along"
=> to check similarity/conformity while progressing/going along
Selected response from:

Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 19:37
Grading comment
Thank you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
nadownstreamashiq mangel
nathe current
Alison Jeffries-Thierry
napoints pleaseCarole Reade-Kentros
nawhile doing sth/as you go along
Andrei Vrabtchev
naas you go along
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
nawhile + -ingCarole Reade-Kentros
naLive line/current
1964
nanook and crannyrrim1365


  

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1 hr
nook and cranny


Explanation:
nook: corners
cranny: cracks

Example: very old English expression for saying exhaustive,in detail

rrim1365
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6 hrs
while + -ing


Explanation:
"au fil de l'eau" doesn't mean "exhaustive, in detail", but "in the course of" or
"as one goes along"
=> to check similarity/conformity while progressing/going along

Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 19:37
PRO pts in pair: 90
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Fuad Yahya
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6 hrs
Live line/current


Explanation:
something like online
I think it denots a test of Live current , live is used for such a case .

1964
Turkey
Local time: 20:37
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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7 hrs
as you go along


Explanation:
In the same spirit as the second answer :
...enabling you to check X for compliance as you go along (slightly familiar, but may work in your fuller context)

...enabling compliance to be checked throughout / bit by bit / as you go along /

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 18:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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13 hrs
while doing sth/as you go along


Explanation:
Hope this is helpful :)))
Good luck !!!


    French-English, English-French dictionary , GEDDES&GROSSET
Andrei Vrabtchev
Bulgaria
Local time: 19:37
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian, Native in EnglishEnglish
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19 hrs
downstream


Explanation:
Je me suis référé à l'expression littérale à savoir downstream et j'ai trouvé dans le Grand Dictionnaire en ce qui concerne les télécommunications ceci:
downstream
Définition:
Dans le sens d'une transmission allant du réseau vers l'utilisateur
Office de la langue Française


    Grand Dictionnaire
ashiq mangel
Pakistan
Local time: 22:37
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1 day 5 hrs
the current


Explanation:
suivre le fil de l'eau = to follow the current (Le Robert-Collins), so "verification at the current etc ..."?
Good luck


    Le Robert & Collins
Alison Jeffries-Thierry
Local time: 04:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 67
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3 days 10 hrs
points please


Explanation:
Could you award some points to the most helpful answer please ?
As you know, it is the way the system works here :)

Carole Reade-Kentros
Local time: 19:37
PRO pts in pair: 90
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