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German term or phrase:maßgebend
English translation:relevant
Entered by: Krokodil
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16:38 Apr 24, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: maßgebend
context: statische Berechnungen zum Nachweis der Betriebsfestigkeit einer Überschlag-Gondel

"oberer Riegel, S. 71 bis S. 78, ist nicht maßgebend"

I've always known maßgebend to be ruling, controlling, decisive; but am not sure in this context if any of those terms would be correct.
Any help much appreciated.
Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 12:16
relevant
Explanation:
The sense of "maßgebend" is more along these lines; the passage might also be rendered by "... does not apply". Has nothing to do with "messen" in the meaning of "measuring".
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Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 18:16
Grading comment
Another suggestion I received from an engineer was "critical". Thanks to everyone for your help!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
narelevantKrokodil
nanot to scale
Saskia
naa little bit more contextBeth Kantus
nameasuring point
Matthew Harris
naauthoritative, but another meaning is "standard"
Parrot


  

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9 mins
authoritative, but another meaning is "standard"


Explanation:
Muret-Sanders

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 18:16
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 315

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Ulrike Lieder
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1 hr
measuring point


Explanation:
Not sure, really, but your phrase seems to be concerned with how the diagram or figure is depicting the upper "Riegel" -in other words, the reader should not assume that the proportions or distance between two objects are an accurate representation of how it will be once installed / assembled etc. That's why I first thought in terms of "according to scale."

2nd-ly, it could just mean that is NOT where the "measuring point" is, or starts from. That seems to make even more sense. But you have the picture, not me.

Maybe this is why a qualified contact person or the author's details are always so helpful in our business.

Matthew Harris
Germany
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1 hr
a little bit more context


Explanation:
Even though this may not help much, I should have mentioned that S. stands for Stab which is a bar (acc. to the result of my previous inquiry on "Stäbe u. Knoten" - bars and nodes).

Beth Kantus
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2 hrs
not to scale


Explanation:
given all your other pre-amble

Saskia
Local time: 11:16
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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9 hrs
relevant


Explanation:
The sense of "maßgebend" is more along these lines; the passage might also be rendered by "... does not apply". Has nothing to do with "messen" in the meaning of "measuring".


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Krokodil
Germany
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 416
Grading comment
Another suggestion I received from an engineer was "critical". Thanks to everyone for your help!
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