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English translation: limits

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English term or phrase:(find our way through the) edges (of)
English translation:limits
Entered by: Inge Dijkstra
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15:13 Feb 8, 2007
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English term or phrase: find our way through the edges of
The sentence is:
In this way, bacteria may be viewed as the initial origin of life that humans now have to manage as we find our way through the edges of our solar system.

I am having problems translating "as we find our way through the edges of our solar system".
What does 'edge' imply here?
Kaysha
Canada
limits
Explanation:
So the translation could be: ... as we discover the limits of ...

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Note added at 10 mins (2007-02-08 15:24:02 GMT)
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see e.g. http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/edge, definition of the 3rd noun

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Note added at 58 mins (2007-02-08 16:12:23 GMT) Post-grading
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Hi, you may not find this definition, since I mistakenly added a comma behind "edge"; if you leave the comma out, it will be visible. By the way: if you scroll a bit further down (below the definition), you'll see an even better explanation (under "Specialty Definition, Biology & Biotechnology"):

"The more or less well-defined boundary between two or more elements of the environment. Source: European Union."
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Inge Dijkstra
Netherlands
Local time: 00:47
Grading comment
Thanks for your clear answer!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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limits


Explanation:
So the translation could be: ... as we discover the limits of ...

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Note added at 10 mins (2007-02-08 15:24:02 GMT)
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see e.g. http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/edge, definition of the 3rd noun

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Note added at 58 mins (2007-02-08 16:12:23 GMT) Post-grading
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Hi, you may not find this definition, since I mistakenly added a comma behind "edge"; if you leave the comma out, it will be visible. By the way: if you scroll a bit further down (below the definition), you'll see an even better explanation (under "Specialty Definition, Biology & Biotechnology"):

"The more or less well-defined boundary between two or more elements of the environment. Source: European Union."

Inge Dijkstra
Netherlands
Local time: 00:47
Native speaker of: Dutch
Grading comment
Thanks for your clear answer!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jack Doughty
9 mins
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Els Spin: or: explore the limits of...
27 mins
  -> Bedankt, Els! Ook een mooie optie!

agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
1 hr

agree  xxxAlfa Trans
4 hrs

agree  Ioanna Karamanou: or the outer limits
5 hrs
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