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Die ermittelten 3-Monatswerte für die Lagerung bei 10-17°C wurden als Nullwerte für die Untersuchungen der bei 21°C gelagerten Muster verwendet.
The stability of various samples is being tested and the samples are tested every 3 months. The samples stored at 10-17°C are stored for 3 months before testing of the second sample starts so the sample stored at 10-17°C is always 3 months ahead of the sample stored at 21°C. How about 'zero value'? This is what Ernst suggests but I'm not sure whether this is right or not.
Elvira Stoianov Luxembourg Local time: 13:19 Native speaker of: Romanian, Hungarian PRO pts in pair: 1082
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Explanation: As the other, only a suggestion, but 'zero value' or 'null value' does not sound right.
How about 'calibration value?'
In an electrical context, you can 'null' a meter by physically resetting the display to zero when you have an input of zero. I believe that is what they are attempting to say here, but I would avoid the use of 'null' here.
jccantrell United States Local time: 04:19 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 4598