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14:06 Aug 12, 2000
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Portuguese term or phrase: VARIOUS
1. a repartiçao de matéria por parte das plantas - would nutrients be better than material/matter?
2. très sensores colocados no topo da plantaçao (1.5 m do solo), a 1m e a 0.5 m do solo. The problem here is that plants grow, so how can a sensor be positioned at plant height????
3.vapor da agua - isn't just vapour sufficient?
4. temperatura do céu - how can this be?
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na>> please see below <<Heathcliff
naPlease see below
two2tango
naVeja em baixo por favor:
Luis Luis
nasee below
M.Badra
nanutrients; plantation; vapor; temperaturelexical


  

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nutrients; plantation; vapor; temperature


Explanation:
Nutrients is probably better than material/matter.

Are you sure that plantaçao doesn't mean the place where the plants are (without the context, it's not easy to say much about this)?

Water vapour is a normal term - vapour alone can mean different things.

air temperature, temperature in the sun?


Perhaps this helps.

lexical
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27 mins
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Explanation:
2 - it seems to me that the sensors are positioned at the top of the plantation, not at the top of the plants. Does the text refers to a hothouse?

4- Probably ir refers to the temperature of the air.

M.Badra
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42 mins
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Explanation:
1.) Yes, soil nutrients is much nicer.

2.) I think that they mean that the sensors are placed above the top of the plants, presuming that the plants do not grow over this calculated height.

3.) Water vapor is correct!

4.) They are refering to the ambient temperature, which varies from a cloudy day to a sunny day.

Ao dispor,
Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
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3 hrs
Please see below


Explanation:
1 - I think it refers to "matter" or "mass". you refer here to something that is distributed by plants, not eaten by them
2. plants grow through their tips. If you locate a sensor on a plant it will remain at the same height, no problem here.
3.you can have vapours of different substances, "water vapor" is the proper translation.
4. I found "temperatura do céu" equated to "sky temperature", an astrophysical term, which sounds unlikely given the context. Maybe you should use "atmospheric temperature" or "air temperature"
Regards!

two2tango
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11 hrs
>> please see below <<


Explanation:
1) "Distribution of material by the plants": Plants do take in food from the soil (or from water, if they are being grown hydroponically) and distribute it through their various structures (stems, leaves, etc.), so "nutrients" would be a logical and good translation; but it should be supported by other information in the text.

2) Here, it sounds as though "plantaçao" refers to the structure within which the plants are being grown. The sensors could easily be photo-electric cells that send a beam of light across the row of plants at the three different heights (1.5 m, 1m, and 0.5 m above the ground), so that an electrical signal is sent automatically to a recording device whenever a plant, as it grows, breaks each of the beams. (Actually, this would be a very clever way to monitor the growth of the plants, and obtain sound and objective data.)

3) "Water vapor" would be best (because other fluids can also exist in the vapor state).

4) "Air temperature" or "ambient temperature" (that is, the temperature in the area immediately around the plants) would be best if the text is referring to temperature INSIDE the greenhouse or cultivation structure. Otherwise, if the text is referring specifically to the temperature OUTSIDE the building in which the plants are being grown, "atmospheric temperature" -- or, better, "open-air temperature" -- would be the right term.

Boa sorte!

Heathcliff
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