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THICKNESS [9 records]

Record 1 2014-06-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Metrology and Units of Measure
  • Loads and Weights (Transport.)
  • Postal Service Operation

French

Domaine(s)
  • Unités de mesure et métrologie
  • Poids et charges (Transports)
  • Exploitation postale

Spanish

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Record 2 2004-10-01

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

Vertical distance, measured in geometric or, usually, geopotential units, between two isobaric surfaces.

CONT

Many Web sites ... have charts labelled 500 hPa and Thickness. The latter is sometimes called Relative Topography. The thickness, or relative topography, is the difference in heights between the level at which the pressure is 1000 hPa and that at which it is 500 hPa. This difference in height is a measure of the volume of the air between those two levels. Because volume varies with temperature, the thickness of the layer is a good indicator of the average temperature of the layer.

OBS

Some will know this quantity [thickness] at 'Relative Topography', hence the 'Re Top' seen on sites using the German language.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Distance verticale, mesurée géométriquement ou, habituellement, en différence géopotentielle, entre deux surfaces isobares.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
DEF

Distancia vertical expresada en unidades geométricas, o más a menudo en unidades geopotenciales, entre dos superficies isobáricas.

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Record 3 2004-08-02

English

Subject field(s)
  • Construction Materials

French

Domaine(s)
  • Matériaux de construction

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Materiales de construcción
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Record 4 2002-11-14

English

Subject field(s)
  • Textile Industries
CONT

General term used with regard to the actual thickness of blankets, coatings, pile cloths, fabrics, and webbing. The height of pile cloths is also often referred to as thickness.

CONT

The thickness of the warp influences the thickness of the tapestry fabric ... the thickness of the wool tapestry fabric ...

French

Domaine(s)
  • Industries du textile
DEF

Caractère de ce qui est épais.

CONT

Épaisseur d'un tissu.

Spanish

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Record 5 2002-02-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Geological Research and Exploration

French

Domaine(s)
  • Recherches et prospections géologiques
DEF

Épaisseur d'une couche géologique.

Spanish

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Record 6 1998-07-08

English

Subject field(s)
  • Pulp and Paper
DEF

The thickness of a sheet of paper measured by means of a paper micrometer.

OBS

Caliper is generally expressed as micrometers in metric units or as thousandths of an inch in English units (points or mils); e.g. a sheet may be reported as having a caliper of: 64 µm, 0.0025", 2.5 points or 2.5 mils.

OBS

thickness: term standardized by ISO.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Pâtes et papier
DEF

Épaisseur d'une feuille de papier mesurée sous certaines conditions à l'aide d'un micromètre à papier.

OBS

épaisseur : terme normalisé par l'ISO.

Spanish

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Record 7 1994-03-30

English

Subject field(s)
  • Trucks and Dollies (Materials Handling)
  • Mobile Hoisting Apparatus
DEF

The thickness of the parallel portion of the blade.

OBS

thickness: term and definition standardized by ISO - Fork lift trucks - Hook-on type fork arms.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Chariots de manutention
  • Appareils de levage mobiles
DEF

Épaisseur de la partie non biseautée de la partie horizontale.

OBS

épaisseur : terme et définition normalisés par l'ISO - Chariots élévateurs à fourche - Bras de fourche à tenons.

Spanish

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Record 8 1980-11-18

English

Subject field(s)
  • Wood Sawing
OBS

Size of sawn timber measured as the distance between the faces in a direction normal to them and at the specified place of measurement on them.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Sciage du bois
OBS

Dimension du bois scié définie comme la distance entre les faces du bois scié dans un endroit spécifié et mesurée perpendiculairement aux faces.

Spanish

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Record 9 1977-07-11

English

Subject field(s)
  • Paleontology
DEF

[The] maximum dimension of [a] pelecypod shell measured normal to [the] plane of commissure.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Paléontologie
CONT

[L'épaisseur d'une coquille de Lamellibranche] c'est la distance entre les deux faces externes des valves mesurée à l'endroit où elles sont le plus convexes.

Spanish

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