English translation: surface section

German term or phrase:Oberflächenabschnitt
English translation:surface section
Entered by: KathyG (X)

06:05 Sep 14, 2011
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
German term or phrase: Oberflächenabschnitt
DIe Bügelklammer ist hierbei bevorzugt eine Federklammer, welche auf den Oberflächenabschnitt der Tragstruktur gesetzt und durch entsprechende Befestigungsmittel an dem Spiegelkopf festgelegt wird.

Appears in a patent regarding Spiegelanordnung in Germany - target audience - English (American)
Kathy Gingras
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3 +4surface section/portion
3mounting point

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surface section/portion


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agree  Richard Stephen: or just 'surface' alone
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agree  Steffen Walter: also with Richard
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agree  Yuu Andou
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agree  Teresa Reinhardt: and it's not "just" surface
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mounting point

It's not an obvious translation of "Oberflächenabschnitt", but if the context is mounting mirrors in an array, I would say the spring clip is "positioned at the mounting point of the support structure...".

I think this captures the meaning better and sounds more English than "surface section".

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neutral  BeaDeer: Disclaimer: I do not translate patents, but are you allowed to make such significant changes in the wording in this type of translation? Also, if this is a rear mirror, can't the surface section (i. e. of a curved shape) be embedded in the support?
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