la propria

English translation: his/her/its own

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Italian term or phrase:il proprio
English translation:his/her/its own
Entered by: philgoddard

21:39 Aug 5, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Photography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts) / Preface to a photography book on drug trafficking
Italian term or phrase: la propria
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L’esempio che Heisenberg fa è quello del termometro che nel momento stesso in cui misura la temperatura di una data sostanza, modifica la propria e la temperatura della sostanza che avrebbe dovuto misurare.

as follows, but am not very convinced...

The example that Heisenberg gives is that of the thermometer that at the same moment when it measures the temperature of a given substance it modifies itself and the temperature of the substance that it should have measured.
Charles Searson
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:09
its own
Explanation:
Its own temperature and that of the substance it is measuring.

You don't need to say "at the same moment" - just "when" would do.
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philgoddard
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Thanks, obvious, deadline frenzy. Charles
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its own


Explanation:
Its own temperature and that of the substance it is measuring.

You don't need to say "at the same moment" - just "when" would do.


    Reference: http://dictionary.reverso.net/italian-english/proprio
philgoddard
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Thanks, obvious, deadline frenzy. Charles

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