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English term or phrase:Occam’s razor
Spanish translation:La navaja de Occam
Entered by: Sarah Brenchley
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16:25 Jul 24, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
Science
English term or phrase: Occam’s razor
This principle, called Occam’s razor, states that the best explanation is usually the simplest.
Judy Rojas
Chile
Local time: 15:59
La navaja de Occam
Explanation:
This is the title of the book on the page below. Good luck.
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Sarah Brenchley
Local time: 21:59
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Summary of answers provided
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Gonzalo Tutusaus
naLa navaja de Occam
Sarah Brenchley
na"El axioma de Occam"
Baruch Avidar
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Patricia Lutteral
naLa navaja de OccamEloy Fuente Herrero
naLa cuchilla de Occam
Sebastian Lopez


  

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12 mins
La cuchilla de Occam


Explanation:
Cuchilla de Occam o la hoja de Occam... es un principio filosófico que dice que cuando un fenómeno tiene varias explicaciones posibles, debe elegirse siempre la más sencilla, o sea, la que exija menos supuestos. Llamado "cuchilla" porque "corta" a través de la maraña de posibles explicaciones o soluciones.

¡Buena suerte!

Sebastian Lopez
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1 hr
La navaja de Occam


Explanation:
De acuerdo con la explicación anterior, pero estoy más acostumbrado
a oír "la navaja".


Eloy Fuente Herrero
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4 hrs
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Explanation:
Para agregar a lo aportado por los colegas: "The philosophic principle of economy, which means that a scientific explanation should contain only those elements absolutely necessary" (de la Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins). El nombre viene de Guillermo de Occam, un franciscano inglés del siglo XIV, "who dissected every question as with a razor"
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Patricia Lutteral
Argentina
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5 hrs
"El axioma de Occam"


Explanation:
I would say in Spanish:

El axioma de Occam asevera que la mejor explixcacio'n es generalmente la ma's simple.



Baruch Avidar
Israel
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9 hrs
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Explanation:
I agree with efh. Although it seems that different terms are used, a search on the Internet for "navaja de Occam" has yielded 95 hits, while the rest less than 8 or 9 hits. This proves that "la Navaja de Occam" is the most accepted term.
Un saludo.

Gonzalo Tutusaus
Netherlands
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12 hrs
La navaja de Occam


Explanation:
This is the title of the book on the page below. Good luck.


    Reference: http://www.almagesto.com.ar/coleccion/minima/navajaoccam.htm
Sarah Brenchley
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