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12:22 Aug 3, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
French term or phrase: au fil de l'eau
"traitements au fil de l'eau ainsi qu'aux traitements en temps réel".

Context: procedures within a card management system, but it appears to be quite a general colloquial expression.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.
Sarah Pearman
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:12
English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
The two basic types of data processing are real-time processing and batch-processing (also known as "deferred processing" or "off-line processing"). One of the other major differences between the two types of processing is that batch processing, unlike real-time processing, is NOT interactive. Hence, the data flows in an unbroken stream ("au fil de l'eau"), with no provision for interruption or manipulation by the user. -- In short, "batch processing" is most probably the proper English phrase here.
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Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 20:12
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Thanks for the detail.
Sarah
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na>> see below <<Heathcliff
naI don't have the answer but a site that might help you understand the concept..xxxrnoel


  

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I don't have the answer but a site that might help you understand the concept..


Explanation:
Check:http://panoramix.univ-paris1.fr/GREGOR/99-06.htm
Do a search for (hiérarchise au) "fil de l'eau."

xxxrnoel
PRO pts in pair: 31

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>> see below <<


Explanation:
The two basic types of data processing are real-time processing and batch-processing (also known as "deferred processing" or "off-line processing"). One of the other major differences between the two types of processing is that batch processing, unlike real-time processing, is NOT interactive. Hence, the data flows in an unbroken stream ("au fil de l'eau"), with no provision for interruption or manipulation by the user. -- In short, "batch processing" is most probably the proper English phrase here.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 20:12
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
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Thanks for the detail.
Sarah
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