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02:38 Jul 19, 2002
German to English translations [Non-PRO] Marketing / Dental Ceramic Products
German term or phrase:Darreichungsformen
Different file, same author of the text I was working on yesterday. Here is the sentence in which this word appears:
"die Notwendigkeit (oder Verzichtbarkeit) der unterschiedlichen Darreichungsformen 75g und 250g über alle Produkte und Produktlinien hinweg."
The "Produktbereinigung" is now being discussed in more detail. The above sentence is describing the second of two "sub-reviews". I THINK "Darreichung" carries the sense of "offer" rather than "administering", even though they're talking about dental ceramic products.
Here's my current rendition of the sentence:
"The necessity (or lack thereof) of offering the various 75g and 250g forms across all products and product lines."
So I guess they're deciding on whether to expand to different sizes or something. I'm reasonably certain about my translation, but not 100% so, therefore would appreciate a second opinion (or two, three, or four ...)
Two distinct schools of thought seemed to emerge with this question. One favoured something like "dosage form" or "formulation". The other favoured "package size", based on the context and the belief that the author did not express himself properly.
After a great deal of consideration and a fair amount of agonising, I have decided to go with the second school of thought, which is what I was leaning towards in the first place. So well done Gillian, and commiserations Jerrie, who provided a most helpful answer as well. Thanks also to those who agreed and disagreed; Steffen's comment about "die beiden" made a lot of sense. I greatly appreciate all your help. 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer