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10:07 Aug 9, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: profil
L'ensemble est dissimulé dans un profil, la serrure elle-même n'est pas apparente - can I translate profil as profile, or is there a better alternative?
Sarah Downing
Local time: 16:51
English translation:profile
Explanation:
I'd go for "profile", because that's what's used in the construction an ddecoration business to describe extruded aluminium or plastic sections used precisely to cover up joins, angles, edges and other supposedly insightly constructional details!

Some people use the word "section" in the same way.
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Sean Lyle
Local time: 22:51
Grading comment
Thanks for your explanation - it sounds like you are a bit of a technical whiz!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1profileSean Lyle
naplate, face plate?
Guy Bray
naprofile /profiled iron /section iron /girder iron
1964
na -1"Profile" in English means vertical transverse section
Parrot


  

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plate, face plate?


Explanation:
profile doesn't sound right, but I don't know the technical term

Guy Bray
United States
Local time: 13:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 819
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45 mins peer agreement (net): -1
"Profile" in English means vertical transverse section


Explanation:
(in architecture/engineering design). It also applies to some accesorial components used to install shelves, frames, and the like. Hope this helps settle your doubts.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sean Lyle: where did you get the vertical bit from? Yeah, you're right, but in this context see mine below.
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46 mins peer agreement (net): +1
profile


Explanation:
I'd go for "profile", because that's what's used in the construction an ddecoration business to describe extruded aluminium or plastic sections used precisely to cover up joins, angles, edges and other supposedly insightly constructional details!

Some people use the word "section" in the same way.

Sean Lyle
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 34
Grading comment
Thanks for your explanation - it sounds like you are a bit of a technical whiz!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne: Yes, and is yachta rchitecture too, where 'section' is common also
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2 hrs
profile /profiled iron /section iron /girder iron


Explanation:
I think That is an iron/metal bar (hollow inside )it is shaped as it explains,and as much as I understand seams not understood or apperant from outside

1964
Turkey
Local time: 00:51
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
PRO pts in pair: 294
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