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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:Aggregat
This is about fingerprint identification.
Eine Vergleichseinheit vergleicht die Gewebestruktur mit in einer Vergleichseinrichtung gespeicherten Mustern. [...] Bei zumindest weitgehender Uebereinstimmung wird ein Freigabesignal erzeugt, durch das ein **Aggregat** gesteuert wird.
I know it's usually translated as unit or set or something similar, but here I think I need to be more specific.
Thanks John and Fred! Your explanations are good, but since I needed a single word (this being a patent), I wound up calling it a module and, in the second instance, a security module. Didn't want to stick my neck out with a longer term, given the ambiguity in the German. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer
It comes up one more time as "Sicherheitsaggregat, as in "...wird ein Freigabesignal erzeugt, das an ein Sicherheitsaggregat gesendet wird und durch das dieses von einem gesperrten in einen nightgesperrten Zustand oder umgekehrt gesteuert wird."
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Explanation: I don't think we can be more specific, because the text isn't.
It seems to be about some part of the control system that is instructed to do something - maybe alert the operator or generate a printout or search further in the database. Does the rest of the text give no clue about this?
Thanks John and Fred! Your explanations are good, but since I needed a single word (this being a patent), I wound up calling it a module and, in the second instance, a security module. Didn't want to stick my neck out with a longer term, given the ambiguity in the German.
Explanation: I know this is still somewhat ambiguous, but so is the German.
Often an Aggregat" is a machine or a unit, or set of machines.
Here, the term component fits much better than does machine, etc.
It could very well be a relay that is controlled by the signal such that it permits a door to be opened once it has receives the signel.
It could also be an interlock that needs to be actuated before it will release a door catch or the like.