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Portuguese term or phrase:angular
English translation:sustaining / fundamental
Entered by: rhandler
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20:47 Feb 21, 2008
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Finance (general)
Portuguese term or phrase: angular
representam a agregação das posições de balanço das cooperativas de crédito angulares

I think it's sustaining, or main, credit cooperatives.
Mason Hiatt
United States
Local time: 18:41
sustaining / fundamental
Explanation:
Your assumption is correct. Look at the meaning of "angular", according to Houaiss (number 3):

n adjetivo de dois gêneros
1 relativo a ângulo
2 dotado de, em forma de, ou que forma ângulo(s); angulado, anguloso
2.1 Rubrica: arquitetura.
que se situa no ângulo, na esquina de uma construção
Ex.: pedra a.
3 Derivação: sentido figurado.
que sustenta, que é a base de uma instituição, uma organização, uma estrutura etc.; fundamental
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rhandler
Local time: 22:41
Grading comment
Thanks, Houaiss was where I'd taken my assumption from. What an obscure term! It's like saying "keystone" institutions!
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sustaining / fundamental


Explanation:
Your assumption is correct. Look at the meaning of "angular", according to Houaiss (number 3):

n adjetivo de dois gêneros
1 relativo a ângulo
2 dotado de, em forma de, ou que forma ângulo(s); angulado, anguloso
2.1 Rubrica: arquitetura.
que se situa no ângulo, na esquina de uma construção
Ex.: pedra a.
3 Derivação: sentido figurado.
que sustenta, que é a base de uma instituição, uma organização, uma estrutura etc.; fundamental

rhandler
Local time: 22:41
Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 423
Grading comment
Thanks, Houaiss was where I'd taken my assumption from. What an obscure term! It's like saying "keystone" institutions!

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Feb 22, 2008 - Changes made by rhandler:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/794389">Mason Hiatt's</a> old entry - "angular" » "sustaining / fundamental"


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