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esterioctomia de pavimentos

English translation: cutting and arranging the floors?

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09:38 Aug 27, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: esterioctomia de pavimentos
No more context, I'm afraid. It features in a list of architectural plans to be presented to a client having a house built.
It may not be spelt correctly.
Any help or ideas?
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English translation:cutting and arranging the floors?
Explanation:
According to my Aurelio dictionary, estereotomia (note spelling) is the "arte de dividir e cortar com rigor os materiais de construção." In this case, we're talking about the floors (pavimentos) of the building.

So this is just a hint....not the answer you're looking for. All the nearby entries start with "stereo" in English. Odd
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Donna Sandin
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Local time: 13:11
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Thank you for setting me off in the right direction. Of course, estereotomia was what was meant. With your help, I've concluded that what it means here is a plan to show how the (presumably) marble flooring materials will be cut and laid to a pattern.
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cutting and arranging the floors?


Explanation:
According to my Aurelio dictionary, estereotomia (note spelling) is the "arte de dividir e cortar com rigor os materiais de construção." In this case, we're talking about the floors (pavimentos) of the building.

So this is just a hint....not the answer you're looking for. All the nearby entries start with "stereo" in English. Odd

Donna Sandin
United States
Local time: 13:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1112
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Thank you for setting me off in the right direction. Of course, estereotomia was what was meant. With your help, I've concluded that what it means here is a plan to show how the (presumably) marble flooring materials will be cut and laid to a pattern.

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4 hrs
Please see below.


Explanation:
I think it could be one of two things:

1.) to place expansion joint cuts in the pavement to avoid cracks. For example sidewalks and driveways have expansion joints at a certain distance apart or they can be cut afterwards to prevent ugly cracks.

2.) To know where and how to cut a pavement for decorative purposes to simulate old stone or bricks, etc.

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 107

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