# направляющая

## English translation: guiding line

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 Russian term or phrase: направляющая English translation: guiding line Entered by:

 08:19 Jun 25, 2018
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / Geometry
 Russian term or phrase: направляющая Точка пересечения двух направляющих является ориентиром для выравнивания The point of intersection of the two ??? is a point of reference for the purposes of alignment (The background is finding the centre point of various shapes with a view to performing alignment)
 Local time: 03:42
 guiding line Explanation:направляющая поверхность - director surface
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Local time: 00:42
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4guiding line
4directional line
 Jack Doughty
Summary of reference entries provided
Оптическое выравнивание в интерфейсах
 Anna Grigoryeva
directrix, directrices ?
 Dylan Edwards

Discussion entries: 3

10 mins   confidence:
directional line

Explanation:
Usually just "line".

 Jack DoughtyUnited KingdomLocal time: 22:42Native speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 103

2 hrs   confidence:
guiding line

Explanation:
направляющая поверхность - director surface

Example sentence(s):
• The lines that follow contain a treatment of line geometry that is based upon the principles of ...... The extension of a ruled family is its guiding line.
• the intersection of each guiding line with the given final ray -line being the point of convergence or divergence of the near ray-lines contained in ...

 Vladyslav GolovatyUkraineLocal time: 00:42Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 8

 13 mins
Reference: Оптическое выравнивание в интерфейсах

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 Anna GrigoryevaRussian FederationNative speaker of: Russian
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 Asker: Yes, this is/was the text being translated

 23 hrs
Reference: directrix, directrices ?

Reference information:
The geometrical term corresponding to направляющая is 'directrix', plural 'directrices'. I was unsure whether the term is used here in its strict geometrical sense, but I'll send you this link for what it's worth:

The key words 'образующая линия' and 'направляющая линия' seem to correspond to the following key words given in English at the end: 'generatrix line', 'directrix line'.

In the light of Anna Grigoryeva's reference, perhaps 'directrix line' or simply 'directrix' is the relevant term.

 Dylan EdwardsUnited KingdomNative speaker of: English

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