1. ## over

I'm always in trouble with the word "over", I just can't understand what this mean. for example in the sentence below can I replace it with "at"?

Methods of measuring the rate of consensate production over a number of short lenght along a tube are introduced.

Thanks

2. ## Re: over

Originally Posted by Sepmre
I'm always in trouble with the word "over", I just can't understand what this mean. for example in the sentence below can I replace it with "at"?

Methods of measuring the rate of consensate production over a number of short lenght along a tube are introduced.

Thanks
May I assume that "consensate" should be "condensate"? I don't understand "number of short length along a tube".

3. ## Re: over

In this case, the word "over" would mean the same as "encompassing" (you could substitute the word "from" and be mostly correct). You could measure the condensate from a short length of tubing, but it might be misinterpreted that the condensate is coming from the interior of the tube. Using the word over removes the ambiguity/uncertainty of this.

4. ## Re: over

Originally Posted by Codyroo
In this case, the word "over" would mean the same as "encompassing" (you could substitute the word "from" and be mostly correct). You could measure the condensate from a short length of tubing, but it might be misinterpreted that the condensate is coming from the interior of the tube. Using the word over removes the ambiguity/uncertainty of this.
If your interpretation is correct, I assume that "lenght" should be "lengths".

5. ## Re: over

Originally Posted by Codyroo
In this case, the word "over" would mean the same as "encompassing" (you could substitute the word "from" and be mostly correct). You could measure the condensate from a short length of tubing, but it might be misinterpreted that the condensate is coming from the interior of the tube. Using the word over removes the ambiguity/uncertainty of this.
No, I don't think so. The word "over" doesn't mean that it is the outside of the tube.

They are measuring the condensate produced along a length of tube. They do this for a variety of different lengths. The "over" is referring to the varying lengths. Whether this condensate is inside or outside of the tube is not specified, but I would think it was inside.

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