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03:56 Sep 17, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: in functie van
'Het productieproces wordt georganiseerd in functie van een minimale kritische massa' I would like to knwo how I should translate 'in functie van'.

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The production process is organised under minimal critical mass conditions.

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nopt sure' perhaps 'on the basis of' or 'according to (the principle of)'. I have a sentence to translat: 'In functie van de belangrijkheid van de fourmelting, dient de contractant webepaalde reactietijden to waarborgen.' Just from the context, this could be '... to guarantee ...reaction times according to the importance of the error message' or 'due the importance of the error message(s), the contractor...'. Does anyone else have a suggestion? BTW, this is from a Belgian source, and I suspect that it is Flemish idoim. Van Dale doesn't provide anything that would fit in either context.

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