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    any measures against which a design can be constructed

    Hello again!

    The ISO standard does not provide any measures against which a design can be constructed and considered as being “in conformity”.
    The fragment is taken from operating/maintenance instructions for HS-ISO pressure valve.

    Does the chosen fragment in bold type mean "any guidelines based on which/on the basis of which/in the light of which/with reference to which a design can be constructed"?

    Thank you.

    The fragment is taken from operating/maintenance instructions for HS-ISO pressure valve.

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    Re: any measures against which a design can be constructed

    I think 'guidelines' is better.

    However, ISO standards are notorious for using words with special meanings. They often begin with a section on the meanings of words. Sometimes there are so many special meanings that they are released in a separate document. So I can't be sure of their meaning in the word 'measures' .

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    Re: any measures against which a design can be constructed

    What do you think of the bolded fragment in question? Is my reasoning right?
    Does the chosen fragment in bold type mean "any guidelines based on which/on the basis of which/in the light of which/with reference to which a design can be constructed"?

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    Re: any measures against which a design can be constructed

    Probably, but as I said at first ISO documents can be tricky.

    (Generally, this is not a case where a student can ask 'Am I right, teacher?' and I can say 'Yes, well done, gold star'. Part of the process of learning a language is learning to cope with fuzzy reality. )

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    Re: any measures against which a design can be constructed

    Could someone else have their say on this?

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    Re: any measures against which a design can be constructed

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Could someone else have their say on this?
    I agree with Bob. You cannot make what is imprecise precise unless you have the definitions of the words used provided by the person using them.

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