# Pyramidenwulst

## English translation: pyramid-shaped bulge

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 02:05 Jan 7, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
 German term or phrase: Pyramidenwulst The context is measuring button travel /actuation force of a car radio. The drawing shows a vertical row of 7 buttons. The profile of the buttons, as far as I can tell is a truncated trapezoid. The sentence: Messpunkt ... Mitte Taste auf dem Pyramidenwulst. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks, Kevin
 Kevin FultonUnited States Local time: 22:00
 English translation:pyramid-shaped bulge Explanation:Could also use "bead" instead of bulge--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2002-01-07 16:00:16 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------Kevin, they may be describing the shape of the button (truncated trapezoid), so you may have to go with the same descriptive wording used by the original author. Good luck!
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jccantrell
United States
Local time: 19:00
 The US client responded "What pyramid?" They were happy with the midpoint of the bottom of the button as the testing point. John responded first, so he gets the point. Thanks to all who responded. Kevin1 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

4pyramid bulge or point of bulge
 Dr. Fred Thomson
3 +1pyramid-shaped bulge
 jccantrell

7 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
pyramid-shaped bulge

Explanation:

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Note added at 2002-01-07 16:00:16 (GMT)
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Kevin, they may be describing the shape of the button (truncated trapezoid), so you may have to go with the same descriptive wording used by the original author. Good luck!

 jccantrellUnited StatesLocal time: 19:00Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 4602
 The US client responded "What pyramid?" They were happy with the midpoint of the bottom of the button as the testing point. John responded first, so he gets the point. Thanks to all who responded. Kevin

agree  Marcus Malabad: Kevin, really puzzling subject (buttons, pyramids and car radios)...I'm missing s'mthin' here...
 6 hrs

15 hrs   confidence:
pyramid bulge or point of bulge

Explanation:
Hi Kevin!
I have the impression that these buttons may not depressed linearly, but are instead tipped one way or the other.
Sometimes the button is shaped like the upper part of a "y." I.e., with the two pyramid shaped "arms."
The test point is pyramid point of bulge on the middle button.
This may not be the answer, but it might conduce other ideas.
Good luck, Fred

 Dr. Fred ThomsonUnited StatesLocal time: 20:00Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 5861

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