In Electronics, what is the difference between Lagenzahl and Lagenanzahl? Lagenzahl has been seen in proposals and Lagenanzahl in product descriptions. Such terms are used by people in the industry.

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    Lagenanzahl = Anzahl der Lagen (e.g. layers of a printed circuit board). I've never heard "Laganzahl" in electronics. Context or examples?
    – dirkt
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 13:12
  • I am not an expert in Electronics and I never heard "Laganzahl". I googled it (with quotation marks) and got 72 results, most of them related to finance/economy/statistics. From the context it seems a compositum made of "Lagan" (whatever that is) and "Zahl" (figure), rather than "Lag" (whatever that is) and "Anzahl" (amount). Does "Laganzahl" occur often in your case? Or maybe it is just a misspelling of "Lagenanzahl" (amount of layers)?
    – ondrums
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 13:13
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    We probably need more context to figure out any differences. I believe those two terms are not related.
    – Takkat
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 13:15
  • I was about to write a detailed answer, but the question was closed. So I will just point to the Wikipedia article on Fugenlaut and point out that Germany as spoken in Germany, Austria and Switzerland often differs a lot in these details. Apart from the excellent explanation by Carsten S (misspelling), there is a slight chance that it's actually a regional variation.
    – user2183
    Commented Nov 19, 2015 at 19:56
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    So your question boils down to the difference between Zahl and Anzahl. german.stackexchange.com/questions/17784/…
    – Ingmar
    Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 7:16

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I assume that you meant Lagenzahl. If so, then there is no difference; Zahl is often used synonymously with Anzahl, which is slightly more precise.

Of course, I may be completely wrong and it's a constant named by some Monsieur Lagan.

  • Thanks for that. I mean both, actually. The two are being used differently. Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 4:33
  • It's not Laganzahl BTW. Commented Nov 20, 2015 at 4:50

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