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04:56 Feb 13, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: BUSINESS CRITICAL TASK
Faced with a tight deadline and a BUSINESS CRITICAL TASK ahead of them, the CIMS project team launched a 90-day performance improvement project.

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natâche fondamentalexxxGeorge A.R
natâche stratégique
Didier Fourcot
natâche d'analyse critique commercialeAlbert Golub



26 mins
tâche d'analyse critique commerciale

tache d'analyse critique vient de grandictionnaire mais il apparait dans la rubrique "education"
hope it helps a bit!

Albert Golub
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4 hrs
tâche stratégique

on pourrait ajouter "stratégique pour l'activité", mais en français "never state the obvious"

    c'est ce que j'utilise pour divers clients qui utilisent ce jargon dans leurs documents US
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tâche fondamentale

This term seems to fit best into the given context. The English "critical" implies "indispensable, of utmost importance" - in French, "fondamental" rather than "critique". The qualifier "business" should be left out altogether because in French, too many qualifiers are considered redundant when they have already become clear through the context.
Browsing for "tâche fondamentale", I found this example among many
" ..vous assiste dans cette tâche
fondamentale qu'est la réalisation de la (des) bannière(s). Le coût du ... "

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