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Handmuster

English translation: operational model

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German term or phrase:Handmuster
English translation:operational model
Entered by: Trudy Peters
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05:55 Aug 19, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general)
German term or phrase: Handmuster
This follows "Funktionsmuster." Function specimen?
Context:
Handmuster (Aufbau/Bemusterung)
Anschließend werden Handmuster aufgebaut. Diese Handmuster sollten möglichst alle Gerätefunktionen beinhalten und sowohl in der Teilekonstruktion als auch im äußeren Design der endgültigen Ausführung weitgehend entsprechen
Trudy Peters
United States
Local time: 12:42
working model
Explanation:
Working model (assembly and finish)
Next, working models are assembled. Those working models should preferrably comprise all the device's functions and essentially conform to the final product in both its part construction and outward appearance.
Selected response from:

gangels
Local time: 10:42
Grading comment
Can I award points to two people, since I accidentally posted this question (more than) twice? :-)
I think I'll call it operational model.

Thanks to everybody and my apologies for the multiple posting.

Trudy
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naworking modelgangels
nafunctional modelsmckinnc
naprototype
1964
na -1hand specimen / operational specimen
Alexander Schleber


  

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4 mins
functional models


Explanation:
showing as much as possible of the final functionality

mckinnc
Local time: 18:42
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
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18 mins peer agreement (net): -1
hand specimen / operational specimen


Explanation:
That is the translation that Ernst, "Wörterbuch der industriellen Technik", offers.

However, this term is used almost exclusively for geology related research, which is why I like "operating specimen" or "operational specimen" better. There are more context-oriented sites to be found for this phrase on Google.

The difference between a "functional specimen" and this term are, that the first illustrates the functions, and the second actually works, similarly to the final product.

HTH

HTH


    Reference: http://www.google.com/search?as_q=+&num=10&btnG=Google+Searc...
Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 18:42
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 26

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  mckinnc: usually used for archeology, geology etc. sounds odd in architecture/construction
31 mins
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3 hrs
working model


Explanation:
Working model (assembly and finish)
Next, working models are assembled. Those working models should preferrably comprise all the device's functions and essentially conform to the final product in both its part construction and outward appearance.

gangels
Local time: 10:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 108
Grading comment
Can I award points to two people, since I accidentally posted this question (more than) twice? :-)
I think I'll call it operational model.

Thanks to everybody and my apologies for the multiple posting.

Trudy
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5 hrs
prototype


Explanation:
a pre-production functioning specimen(s)...


1964
Turkey
Local time: 20:42
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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Mar 1, 2009 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)(none) » Engineering (general)


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