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estanquidad

English translation: hermeticity

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00:55 Jul 25, 2001
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: estanquidad
Regarding fire extinguishers:
Todos los extintores de incendios y botellines deben de proyectarse de forma que permitan la verificación de su estanquidad a intervalos regulares.
Christine Laurin
Canada
Local time: 00:23
English translation:hermeticity
Explanation:
see: ref.
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Birute
Local time: 10:23
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naleakproofnessHeathcliff
natightnessMarcus Malabad
naimperviousnessMafalda d'Orey de Faria
nahermeticity
Birute


  

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hermeticity


Explanation:
see: ref.


    Reference: http://g.home.cern.ch/g/graham/www/lc/hermeticity.html
Birute
Local time: 10:23
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 6
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13 mins
imperviousness


Explanation:
....quality that does not allow entrance or passage;not capable of being affected or disturbed;




    Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary
Mafalda d'Orey de Faria
Portugal
Local time: 08:23
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 4
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1 hr
tightness


Explanation:
tightness is the term used for fire extinguishers. see links below


    Reference: http://www.ueapme.com/normapme/english/standard/safety/07_e....
    Reference: http://www.lpg.es/eng/l_esp.htm
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 09:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
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5 hrs
leakproofness


Explanation:
Like its French counterpart ("étancheité"), "estanquidad" has no elegant direct equivalent in English. It refers to the state of imperviousness or impermeability (although these two terms imply vulnerability to attack from the outside, as opposed to leaks from the inside -- which, in the context of fire extinguishers, is exactly the point.

Although it's a slightly awkward word, "leakproofness" is perfectly fine English, and accurately conveys the meaning of the Spanish word (and the French one).

Cheers,
HC

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 00:23
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