# числовая характеристика

## English translation: numerical characteristic

 00:54 May 21, 2015
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Mathematics & Statistics
 Russian term or phrase: числовая характеристика По таблице Мак-Креди находят вероятное число, соответствующее полученной цифровой характеристике (в нашем случае 13), умножают его на разведение, которому соответствует первая цифра числовой характеристики (в данном примере – 10-6).
 Liudmila GrandeUnited States Local time: 06:02
 English translation:numerical characteristic Explanation:'numerical indicator/value' should also be acceptable as long as it's clear what it refers to.
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Katerina O.
Russian Federation
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4 +3numerical characteristic
 Katerina O.
4combination of positives
 DLyons

1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): +3
numerical characteristic

Explanation:
'numerical indicator/value' should also be acceptable as long as it's clear what it refers to.

 Katerina O.Russian FederationNative speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4
 Selected automatically based on peer agreement.

agree
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agree  Donald Jacobson: Some dictionaries just use the term "character" for this, but your response is clearer
 1 hr
-> Thanks. Character would mean one digit. And here it's obviously a number

agree
 3 hrs
-> Thank you

5 hrs   confidence:
combination of positives

Explanation:
Yes, I know this isn't a literal translation :-) But the source text is http://dokipedia.ru/print/5148418 and it is dealing with a "5 vials per dilution,
most probable number MPN table" (original source McCready but much expanded by Cochran, deMan ...). The first column (Числовая характеристика наличия микроорганизмов) contains 3 combinations of the integers [1, 5] - these are not integers in [300, 555], as might be expected.

For a corresponding table in English see e.g.
http://classes.midlandstech.edu/carterp/courses/bio225/chap0...

http://biochemonitoring.it/PROCEDURE.htm

or many others.

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Note added at 5 hrs (2015-05-21 06:36:55 GMT)
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I meant [0,5] of course.

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Note added at 10 hrs (2015-05-21 11:49:29 GMT)
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"character" here is, of course, a single digit from 0..5.

 DLyonsIrelandLocal time: 11:02Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 28

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