# 2.6×10-9 yr-1

## English translation: two point six times ten to the minus 9th (meters) per year or 2.6 nanometers per year

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 Russian term or phrase: 2.6×10-9 yr-1 English translation: two point six times ten to the minus 9th (meters) per year or 2.6 nanometers per year Entered by:

 12:43 Apr 10, 2007
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Geology / Geophysical survey
 Russian term or phrase: 2.6×10-9 yr-1 2.6×10-9 yr-1 Как по-английски правильно озвучить "10 в минус девятой степени" и "year в минус первой" ?
 Local time: 22:47
 two point six time ten to the minus 9th per year Explanation:Roman's variant in the notes is equivalent to this but I still want more context before deciding how to read this. Is this some kind of probability?--------------------------------------------------Note added at 1 day17 hrs (2007-04-12 05:45:53 GMT)--------------------------------------------------Sooooooo, taking a wild guess for a rate of defornation, like say 2.6 timeS 10 to the minus 9th METERS per year or if someone isreally getting carried away, 2.6 nanometers per year.
Selected response from:

Dorene Cornwell
Local time: 06:47
 Thank you very much.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

510 to the power minus nine; year to the power minus one
 Dmitry Golenev
4two point six times ten to the negative nine/ninth, year to the negative one/first
 Mikhail Kropotov
3two point six time ten to the minus 9th per year
 Dorene Cornwell

Discussion entries: 8

3 hrs   confidence:
10^-9 yr^-1
10 to the power minus nine; year to the power minus one

Explanation:
существует несколько вариантов записи возведения в степень:
A в степени N
A to the power N
Nth power of A
A raised to the Nth power

при разговоре слово raised опускается (A to the Nth)

 Dmitry GolenevRussian FederationLocal time: 16:47Native speaker of: Russian

5 hrs   confidence:
two point six times ten to the negative nine/ninth, year to the negative one/first

Explanation:
Dmitry is correct... but this is how it's most likely to be said.

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Note added at 5 hrs (2007-04-10 18:07:29 GMT)
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Или "years"

 Mikhail KropotovRussian FederationLocal time: 17:47Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4

neutral  Tony M: Not so sure, Mikhail; for a start, I think we'd more naturally say '...minus nine', and also, I think we always 'translate' 'year^-1' into 'per year' when we pronounce it
 1 hr
-> "Negative" is typical usage in the States as far as I know. Not sure about "per year"... I guess you're right, although this form is only equivalent to "/year" not identical to it.

13 hrs   confidence:
two point six time ten to the minus 9th per year

Explanation:
Roman's variant in the notes is equivalent to this but I still want more context before deciding how to read this.

Is this some kind of probability?

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Note added at 1 day17 hrs (2007-04-12 05:45:53 GMT)
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Sooooooo, taking a wild guess for a rate of defornation, like say 2.6 timeS 10 to the minus 9th METERS per year or if someone isreally getting carried away, 2.6 nanometers per year.

 Dorene CornwellLocal time: 06:47Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 10
 Thank you very much.
 Asker: It is a rate of deformation.

 Apr 10, 2007 - Changes made by Mikhail Kropotov: Level Non-PRO » PRO Apr 10, 2007 - Changes made by writeaway: Language pair English » Russian to English

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