mis au point

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10:51 Jul 4, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: mis au point
les moteurs mis au point par Rolls Royce....
.....tuned?????
George.
GHC


Summary of answers provided
nadeveloped and refined
Heathcliff
namodernized / upgraded
Telesforo Fernandez
naperfected
Peter Freckleton
naEngine tune-up; engine reconditioned
John Pike
nadeveloped, tested, tuned up
Andre Argaud
nadevelopped
Sébastien St-François
naengineered, crafted
lefoque
naperfected
JLC
nadevelopped
Béatrice Huret-Morton


  

Answers


3 mins
developped


Explanation:
I think here they mean "developped" but it could also mean they put the final touch, "finalised".

Cheers,

Béa

Béatrice Huret-Morton
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8 mins
developped


Explanation:
mettre au point means to develop. Rolls Royce is an engine manufacturer. I do not think the context means the tuning per se, although mise au point can be translated by tuning in certain contexts. In this case, it is without a doubt the development of the powerplants.

Sébastien St-François
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35 mins
engineered, crafted


Explanation:
I think the point here is that Rolls Royce is the developper and manufacturer of the engines. because Rolls Royce is a luxury car the choice of words is important, so manufactured doesn't work, it is too much like GM or Ford. I think engineered or crafted conveys a higher level of expertise, a distinction between Rolls Royce and those other cars.......


    Reference: http://www.cambrianford.com/newcars/contour/
lefoque
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2 hrs
perfected


Explanation:
I would probably translate this as "...perfected by Rolls Royce...". However, "finalised" could be an option depending on the context in which the phrase is set.

JLC
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2 hrs
developed, tested, tuned up


Explanation:
make it fit your context

Andre Argaud
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4 hrs
Engine tune-up; engine reconditioned


Explanation:
Tune-up refers to vehicles, reconditioned usually involves larger power plants (i.e. jet turbine)

John Pike
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7 hrs
developed and refined


Explanation:
I'd avoid "tuned" here, because tuning is a secondary task usually done at intervals, on an individual basis, after an automobile has been purchased. Moreover, "moteurs" may refer to the aircraft engines designed and manufactured by Rolls-Royce (such as the Olympus engine, four of which power the Concorde). ( Aircraft engines are also adjusted after installation, but the proper word in this context would be "calibrés" ("calibrated").) -- Best, HC

Heathcliff
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15 hrs
modernized / upgraded


Explanation:
I would use modernized or upgraded. I t is esentially a modernization of the engines.

Telesforo Fernandez
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15 hrs
perfected


Explanation:
brought to a finished state

Peter Freckleton
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