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12:07 Jul 31, 2001
English to Arabic translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase:substrates
materials used in agriculture to substitute for the soil. we can plant there without any problem.
substrate- (i) Substance, base, or nutrient on which an organism grows. (ii) Compounds or substances that are acted upon by enzymes or catalysts and changed to other compounds in the chemical reaction.
Your explanation of it, however, seems much simpler than this. If your understanding of it is closer to the popular usage, then it appears that the popular usage has shifted the meaning to the point where “substrate” simply means “fancy, scientifically prepared soil.”
To cover both the technical and “popular” senses, I would suggest GHITHA’ TURBA: