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English translation: Minus degree days/year

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09:54 Jul 24, 2001
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Swedish term or phrase: graddygn
Köldmängd av 2.00 negative graddygn/år.
David Rumsey
Canada
Local time: 09:32
English translation:Minus degree days/year
Explanation:
The phrase "plus degree days" and "minus degree days" are regularly used by the British Metrological Office in their annual publication of year on year figures.

Note : For example - Heating allowances are paid to pensioners in Britain after "5 minus degree days in a row, or 2 days at minus 10 degrees or less".
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Donald MacDonell-Sanderson
Local time: 17:32
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Summary of answers provided
naMinus degree days/year
Donald MacDonell-Sanderson
naDegree DayGlenn Viklund
na48.0 centigradehours/year
Sven Petersson
na -1Cold: 200 subzero days/year
Vidmantas Stilius


  

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9 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Cold: 200 subzero days/year


Explanation:
Literally: Cold quantity
I think there should be 200 instead 2.00 (unless it's the Bahamas...)

Vidmantas Stilius
Local time: 19:32
Native speaker of: Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 18

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sven Petersson: Never seen you wrong before Vidmantas! Well, there is a first time for everything. See my reference!
14 mins
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20 mins
48.0 centigradehours/year


Explanation:
Circumnavigate the problem by going from "dygn" (24 hour period) to hours!


    Reference: http://www.installation.lth.se/pdf/varmebeh.pdf
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 18:32
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
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1 hr
Degree Day


Explanation:
Is what is normally used in english for this. Many examples on the net, one listed below, that also has an excellent explanation of the term:


    Reference: http://www.ento.vt.edu/~sharov/PopEcol/lec8/degday.html
Glenn Viklund
Albania
Local time: 18:32
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 450
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3 hrs
Minus degree days/year


Explanation:
The phrase "plus degree days" and "minus degree days" are regularly used by the British Metrological Office in their annual publication of year on year figures.

Note : For example - Heating allowances are paid to pensioners in Britain after "5 minus degree days in a row, or 2 days at minus 10 degrees or less".

Donald MacDonell-Sanderson
Local time: 17:32
PRO pts in pair: 33
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