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Dutch term or phrase:samenballing
English translation:(high/intense) concentration
Entered by: Alexander Taguiltsev
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00:47 Nov 30, 2008
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Agriculture
Dutch term or phrase: samenballing
Please, help to find English equivalent.
"Collaboration and power"?

Title: Samenballing

Nergens ter wereld is die samenballing van gespecialiseerde bedrijven zo sterk als op het kleine Nederlandse grondgebied.
Alexander Taguiltsev
Russian Federation
Local time: 02:20
(high/intense) concentration
Explanation:
"samenballen" could be "clench" in a different context but I can't see it be used here. It means very strong concentration of specialized businesses.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-11-30 03:14:57 GMT)
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this dictionary suggest "conglomeration" as a synonym:
http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/synoniem.php?woord=samenballen
So that would be a very good alternative.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2008-11-30 15:32:53 GMT) Post-grading
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Still pondering if there were any connotations intended with "samenballen" - a (sometimes negative) connotation that could be conveyed in "conglomerate" rather than in the neutral "high concentration."
Selected response from:

Lianne van de Ven
United States
Local time: 19:20
Grading comment
Thank you!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
4 +3(high/intense) concentration
Lianne van de Ven


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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
(high/intense) concentration


Explanation:
"samenballen" could be "clench" in a different context but I can't see it be used here. It means very strong concentration of specialized businesses.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2008-11-30 03:14:57 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

this dictionary suggest "conglomeration" as a synonym:
http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/synoniem.php?woord=samenballen
So that would be a very good alternative.

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Note added at 14 hrs (2008-11-30 15:32:53 GMT) Post-grading
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Still pondering if there were any connotations intended with "samenballen" - a (sometimes negative) connotation that could be conveyed in "conglomerate" rather than in the neutral "high concentration."

Lianne van de Ven
United States
Local time: 19:20
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tina Vonhof
2 mins
  -> bedankt tina

agree  Kate Hudson
5 hrs

agree  Arie Uittenbogaard
8 hrs
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Nov 30, 2008 - Changes made by Alexander Taguiltsev:
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