English translation: analytically pure = analysenrein = p.a.
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03:41 Nov 15, 2000
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase:p. A.
In an article about nickel plating the above appears in a paragraph entitled 'Reagenzien'.
Anmerkung: möglichst p.A. Qualität verwenden.
Of course, I am not sure. I think though that the German author was thinking German when he wrote the upper case "A". The original expression in Ernst is Latin so therefore the "a" should be lower case. It is listed in the German side of the Ernst dictionary in lower case. If one looks for "analytically pure" in the English side of Ernst, one finds "analysenrein" or "p.a." or "pa" as the German translation, all lower case. If Ernst is right, neither the Latin form nor the abbreviations are used in English. Besides that, the meaning fits the context perfectly. What do you think?