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Lumpers and splitters

French translation: regroupeurs/rassembleurs et diviseurs

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English term or phrase:Lumpers and splitters
French translation:regroupeurs/rassembleurs et diviseurs
Entered by: Sylvia Rochonnat
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18:39 Feb 4, 2009
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English term or phrase: Lumpers and splitters
Lumping and splitting refers to a well known problem in any discipline which has to place individual examples into rigorously defined categories. The lumper/splitter problem occurs when there is the need to create classifications and assign examples to them, for example schools of literature, biological taxa and so on. A "lumper" is an individual who takes a gestalt view of a definition, and assigns examples broadly, assuming that differences are not as important as signature similarities. A "splitter" is an individual who takes precise definitions, and creates new categories to classify samples that differ in key ways.
Jacek Sierakowski
Belgium
Local time: 17:57
regroupeurs et diviseurs
Explanation:
ou : amasseurs/diviseurs

les termes anglais sont souvent utilisés.

"Les différentes théories : « Splitters » et « Lumpers ». Les voies menant de l'anxiété à d'autres troubles mentaux ne sont pas clairement identifiées."
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Sylvia Rochonnat
France
Local time: 17:57
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3 +2regroupeurs et diviseurs
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lumpers and splitters
regroupeurs et diviseurs


Explanation:
ou : amasseurs/diviseurs

les termes anglais sont souvent utilisés.

"Les différentes théories : « Splitters » et « Lumpers ». Les voies menant de l'anxiété à d'autres troubles mentaux ne sont pas clairement identifiées."
linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0003448705003148


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Sylvia Rochonnat
France
Local time: 17:57
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Asker: Merci!


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agree  cchat: amasseurs/diviseurs. Voir ref : http://www.kuentz.com/noms/pourquoi.php
14 mins

agree  sueaberwoman: ou rassembleurs et diviseurs.
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