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12:31 Feb 13, 2008
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology)
German term or phrase: geschliffen (in Sinne von einem Messmittel)
Dieser Geschäftsprozess tritt in folgenden Fällen ein: wenn ein Messmittel neu geschliffen werden muss.

Could 'geschliffen' here mean 'calibrated'? The translation of Messmittel that I have to use (as per the client's recommendation) is 'test equipment', which is why I think 'calibrated' might work here.
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Andre Conradie
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Daniel Bird

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22 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

calibrated sounds good, but, it is well-known and would have been used, instead.... context problem!
Besides polished, smoothed could also do - terminology for specialized measuring equipment?!

Note added at 25 mins (2008-02-13 12:57:41 GMT)

Branching device and process for producing it. Document Type and Number: ... 9) an je einem Ende unter 450 geschliffen und poliert werden, dass zumindest ...
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Andre Conradie
Local time: 09:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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Asker: Thanks, everyone. As requested, mehr Kontext: I've double-checked the definition provided in the client's glossary re Messmittel (synonym also provided as Prüf- und Messmittel = test equipment). The definition for Messmittel reads as follows: The test equipment is measurement equipment used during quality inspections. Test equipment includes equipment, instruments, papers, and materials required for quality inspection. Test equipment can be fixed pieces of equipment at a work center, or moveable instruments and objects. This ensures the usability of test equipment through cyclical or user-dependent checks, calibration and maintenance. Test equipment must be classified based on accuracy and use each time calibration or maintenance is performed.

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57 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +1

As Ken, Brigitte and Andries have pointed out, your context potentially covers a vast field.
However, if you can narrow it down and the items in question include e.g. surface tables, parallels and other similar inspection equipment, then this suggestion might fit. It could also apply to optical equipment, lenses, scopes and the like.
Good luck

Daniel Bird
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agree  Ruth Wiedekind: Ich denke, das passt hier.
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