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English translation: bypass, shunt, diversion

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French term or phrase:dérivation
English translation:bypass, shunt, diversion
Entered by: DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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12:45 Jul 1, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: dérivation
REFERENCE PRESSURE REVISITED

[où sont les dérivations d'antan? (with apologies to Villon)]

...reliée à la base du tube de mesure, une dérivation de mise à une pression de référence, associée à un organe d’obturation à commande électrique...

What I would really like to know is the precise derivation of *dérivation*...it would be edifying, if not calming, indeed!

MTIA
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
bypass, shunt, diversion
Explanation:
I think the meaning is clear, but if I understand you aright you want to know where the term "derivation" comes from I assume it's from the notion of a river which overflows, leaves, or is deviated from its banks ("rives"): it's "de-banked". "Dérive" is also drift (la dérive des continents = continental drift).
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Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 06:17
Grading comment
Superb! Merci beaucoup!

Exactly what I was looking for...now I can "derive" some satisfaction with my labors over dérivation!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1by-pass
Davorka Grgic
nabypass, shunt, diversion
Guy Bray
natap
José Henrique Lamensdorf


  

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26 mins peer agreement (net): +1
by-pass


Explanation:
Eurodicautom:

Collection Telecommunications (=UIT79)
French Term mise en dérivation;
prise
English Term tap [1]
Definition in cable TV systems,a device that diverts a very small part of the television signal energy to the subscriber's drop line,from the feeder cable
Spanish Term derivación;
toma

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Collection Unknown TY (=EUT97)
French Term système RBP;
système de mise en dérivation radar
English Term radar by-pass

HTH



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Davorka Grgic
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: Native in CroatianCroatian, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 14

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58 mins
tap


Explanation:
Sometimes, mostly in electric circuits, there is a "tap", quite often a "center tap".

For instance, in a bi-volt (110/220 V) transformer, there is a "center tap". By using the two halves of the coil in parallel, it can be connected to 110 V; by ignoring the tap, the ends can be connected to 220 V, thus yielding the same result in the secondary coil.

Some multi-voltage transformers, like those used in "universal" battery eliminators, there is a whole series if taps along the winding, to offer varios voltages.

José Henrique Lamensdorf
Brazil
Local time: 12:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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2 hrs
bypass, shunt, diversion


Explanation:
I think the meaning is clear, but if I understand you aright you want to know where the term "derivation" comes from I assume it's from the notion of a river which overflows, leaves, or is deviated from its banks ("rives"): it's "de-banked". "Dérive" is also drift (la dérive des continents = continental drift).

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 06:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819
Grading comment
Superb! Merci beaucoup!

Exactly what I was looking for...now I can "derive" some satisfaction with my labors over dérivation!
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