oitava

English translation: octave

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 Portuguese term or phrase: oitava English translation: octave Entered by:

 09:25 Aug 26, 2001
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Tech/Engineering
 Portuguese term or phrase: oitava Amplificador de Potência: Resposta de freqüencia: 200 a 7000 Hz (3dB relativo a 1 kHz com queda de 6 dB por oitava abaixo dos 200 Hz e acima... Obrigado!
 Local time: 20:33
 octave Explanation:Isn't this simply "octave"?
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jsavage
Local time: 23:33
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na +3octave
 jsavage
naOctave
 airmailrpl
na -1by an eighth of a tone
 DrSantos

14 mins peer agreement (net): +3
octave

Explanation:
Isn't this simply "octave"?

 jsavageLocal time: 23:33Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in pair: 50
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agree  Steve Smith: Clearly the meaning here is "per octave" (describing a decrease)
 33 mins
-> and seemingly an increase. But octave is octave after all!

agree
 1 hr

agree  José Cavalcante: É isso aí.
 2 hrs

35 mins peer agreement (net): -1
by an eighth of a tone

Explanation:
dB = decibel; it is talking about sound (or music). If it is music I believe it can simply be "octave" as said before.
"by an eighth of a tone" is a descriptive term.

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 DrSantosLocal time: 00:33Native speaker of: PortuguesePRO pts in pair: 183

disagree  Heathcliff: "per octave" is correct in the context of power amplifiers, too ("eighth of a tone" is meaningless in audio engineering)
 1 day 14 hrs

6 hrs
Octave

Explanation:
It is a specification for a power amplifier for music

 airmailrplBrazilLocal time: 21:33Native speaker of: English, PortuguesePRO pts in pair: 3691

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