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22:06 Feb 3, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO] Medical
English term or phrase:laser scanning the rock face
laser scanning the rock face of slopes in open pit mines
Explanation: Though you could use "escaneo" instead of "barrido" and it would be perfectly understood, it is not an accepted spanish word. However in some scientific environments the word "escaneo" would be preferred. It also depends on the country, in most universities of southern South America, "escaneo" would be the chosen word, whereas in Spain they would definitely say "barrido".
Edward Moreira United States Local time: 20:39 Native speaker of: Spanish PRO pts in pair: 60