These two days I went about the translation of Autodesk project. There is something which suprises me. I came across some words that are commonly seen in daily English, yet their meanings in the text are very different from what is stored in my memory. Therefore, I collected several of them and made a list, in hope of being helpful to our work.
It is concluded as follows, with references of Kingsoft Powerword and the TM of Autodesk project. The first meaning is familiar to most of us, but the following are not.
a. A body of water partially enclosed by land but with a wide mouth, affording access to the sea:
the Bay of Biscay. 比斯开湾
b. (Architecture) A part of a building marked off by vertical elements, such as columns or pilasters:
an arcade divided into ten bays. 分成十隔间的连环拱
a. A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of a man and woman and their offspring.
b. A group of like things; a class.
a. A place in which literary and artistic materials, such as books, periodicals, newspapers, pamphlets, prints, records, and tapes, are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
b. Computer Science A collection of standard programs, routines, or subroutines, often related to a specific application, that are available for general use.
a. Often contents The subject matter of a written work, such as a book or magazine.
常作 contents 内容：文字作品的主题内容，如著作或杂志
b. The proportion of a specified substance:
Eggs have a high protein content.
a. The lowest or bottom part:
the base of a cliff; the base of a lamp.
b. A center of organization, supply, or activity; a headquarters.
c. A fortified center of operations.
d. A supply center for a large force of military personnel.
e. Architecture The lowest part of a structure, such as a wall, considered as a separate unit:
the base of a column.
a. The outer or the topmost boundary of an object.
The boundary of a three-dimensional figure.
The two-dimensional locus of points located in three-dimensional space.
A portion of space having length and breadth but no thickness.
a. A practice followed by people of a particular group or region.
b. Made to order.
Customize Toolbars 自定义工具栏
a. An article of furniture supported by one or more vertical legs and having a flat horizontal surface.
b. An orderly arrangement of data, especially one in which the data are arranged in columns and rows in an essentially rectangular form.
a. A thin, usually spherical or hemispherical film of liquid filled with air or gas:
a soap bubble.
b. Callout bubble 图号索引
a. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
a drowning swimmer now safely in the grip of a lifeguard.
A mechanical device that grasps and holds.
3D grip 三维夹点
Dynamic Grip 动态夹点
a. 落下来; (风等)突然停止; 沿(河)而下; 倒下来; 下降
b. Drop down list/menu 下拉列表/菜单
a. The act of rising in flight. Used of an aircraft or a rocket.
Quantity takeoffs 工程量估算
a. A small retail store or a specialty department in a large store.
b. A place for manufacturing or repairing goods or machinery.
Shop drawing 制造图，施工图
To sum up, all of them have something hidden behind what we see apparently. Here lies the most intriguing part of languges. Every one of them is a treasure island. You never what you would get unless you set foot on it. Life is not lacking of beauty. It is our eyes that fail to perceive it. The same truth to learning. There are always some enchanting things waiting us to discovery.
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