English translation: a mount to install the measurement instrument on
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18:53 Sep 13, 2017
Japanese to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
Japanese term or phrase:測定座
I am translating a document on how to monitor data on vibration in certain pieces of machinery.
It contains the following sentence:
I am unable to guess what 座 may mean in this context, and would be grateful for any suggestions!
Explanation: It means a mount for the measurement instrument.
(FYI, if 座 is for mounting a big military weapon like a missile, it would be translated as emplacement.)
Port City New Zealand Native speaker of: Japanese PRO pts in category: 28
Thank you! I went with this in the end.
1 day 6 hrs confidence:
Explanation: I think "mount" adds the nuance that whatever is being measured could be held in place. If the item that is being measured is simply placed atop the 測定座, then stand might be the better translation. But if it is held in position, I think that mount could be better.