English translation: reference number

German term or phrase:Bzz.
English translation:reference number

08:55 Sep 3, 2011
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German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law: Patents, Trademarks, Copyright / abbreviation
German term or phrase: Bzz.
This term is described in a German patent specification, like this:

..., dort die Materialangaben zu den ***Bzz.***XX und XX, ...

(Note: both XX stand for a number.)

I guess this term means "Bezeichnungszeichen".
But I'm not sure and very sorry not to be able to write down any more.

I would be appreciate, if the answer would be just your guess.
Yuu Andou
Local time: 01:28
reference number
May be an abbreviation of "Bezugszeichen", which could also be "designation".
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Patrick Johnson
Local time: 16:28
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Danke schoen!
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2 +1reference number
Patrick Johnson



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reference number

May be an abbreviation of "Bezugszeichen", which could also be "designation".

Patrick Johnson
Local time: 16:28
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 7
Grading comment
Danke schoen!

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agree  Johanna Timm, PhD: Bezugsziffer/reference number:
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