At work we measure chemicals and there are normally limits (in for example mg/kg) for these substances. There is a limit for when a substance is detected (anything below it is "not detected", even though there "is" a number). Then there is a limit at which one would report it - this might be higher or the same as the detection limit. How would these be named in Esperanto?

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Although I've never seen this used, and there is no exact translation, I would recommend the following:

Detection limit:

Detektebla nombro

Detectable number

Reporting limit:

Raportenda / raportinda nombro

Number that must be reported / is worth reporting

  • @JohannesMueller thanks - I've switched it to "nombro." Commented Oct 6, 2016 at 20:59

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