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French term or phrase:diamètre utile
English translation:effective diameter
Entered by: Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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08:23 Jul 23, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: utile
Boat building. An autoclave measuring "X m de long et Y m de diamètre utile".

I suppose that this simply means that the diameter is in fact greater but that the autoclave can cure a piece up to Y m in diameter.

How do I express this idea in English?
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 12:08
effective diameter
Explanation:
I looked this up in a technical dictionary.
ERNST Dictionnaire Général de la Technique Industrielle
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Alexandra Hague
Local time: 12:08
Grading comment
I went with this one. The GDT was down and I was able to check back at a later time an "diamètre utile" is up there with 'swing diameter' and 'effective diameter' as two of the possibilities. Swing diameter is very specific and not suitable for my context. "Effective" did the trick. Thanks to all for chipping in.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1effective diameter
Alexandra Hague
naIt came from the Izmail Ship Repair Yard.
Parrot
na"sufficient for the purpose" or "practical" or "suitable"Wayne Waggoner
naworking diameterDR. RICHARD BAVRY
nautilizableDR. RICHARD BAVRY
naswing diameterDaphne b
na -1A Google search refers to the "useful bucket capacity" of
Parrot


  

Answers


33 mins
utilizable


Explanation:
This was the first option that popped into my mind...seems to fit the context.


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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33 mins peer agreement (net): +1
effective diameter


Explanation:
I looked this up in a technical dictionary.
ERNST Dictionnaire Général de la Technique Industrielle

Alexandra Hague
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 116
Grading comment
I went with this one. The GDT was down and I was able to check back at a later time an "diamètre utile" is up there with 'swing diameter' and 'effective diameter' as two of the possibilities. Swing diameter is very specific and not suitable for my context. "Effective" did the trick. Thanks to all for chipping in.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Wayne Waggoner: Termium seconds this one, at least as concerns construction. Also: "usable"
23 mins
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39 mins
swing diameter


Explanation:
Hi Nikki, I've really no idea what it is, but I just looked it up on Eurodicautom and that's what it gives. It may be totally off the mark, of course, but then again, it may fit... Good luck!

general (=MG1)
standardisation (=NO4)
Unknown CM (= )

French Term diamètre utile
Definition diamètre maximal d'une pièce qui peut être adaptée à une machine à équilibrer
English Term swing diameter



    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Daphne b
Sweden
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek
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40 mins
working diameter


Explanation:
Took a look at Eurodicautom to see other possibilities, and this too might serve:

Terminology Office Terminology Office, European Commission, Luxembourg (=BTL)
Collection Aeronautics (=SPA73)
ID Number 0064430
Date 950728
Reliability 4
Subject maintenance & disposal (=TRA)
fixed and moving parts (=MG5)
valve gears (=MG6)
Unknown CM (= )

French Term course utile
Definition course de l'outil dans le sens de travail
Reference Dict multilingue de la machine-outil,Wüster,Technical Press,Oxford,1968
Note {DOM} mécanique;
piston;
par exemple dans le sens de coupe
English Term working stroke
Definition stroke made in the direction in which the tool is working
Reference The Machine-Tool,Interlingual Dict of Basic Concepts,Wüster,Technical Press,Oxford,1968



    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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49 mins
"sufficient for the purpose" or "practical" or "suitable"


Explanation:
Just guessing here, in hopes to be of some help. I know you're an accomplished professional translator from having seen your numerous contributions to others.

Based on your description, it sounds as though the author might intend it to mean that the diameter is variable and customizable, or can be built according to the customer's or user's specifications.

Otherwise, I don't see anything wrong with "X meters long and up to Y meters in diameter".

Or could it mean something like "... including a useful/practical range of up to Y meters in diameter"?

Good luck.

Wayne Waggoner
Local time: 05:08
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
A Google search refers to the "useful bucket capacity" of


Explanation:
a shipyard autoclave. Unfortunately, the lines on this end are all tied up and I can't return with the reference (which was somehow erased from my "cut and paste" options). Search parameters "autoclave useful", 2nd page of what comes up. If I can recover it, I'll get back to you.
This is thanks for all the help you've given me in the past.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  DR. RICHARD BAVRY: refers to the useful bucket capacity in cubic meters...not diameter!
50 mins
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1 hr
It came from the Izmail Ship Repair Yard.


Explanation:
Address:
www.isrz.com.ua/norepaie.htm

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
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