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manuels à diffusion contrôlée

English translation: controlled-distribution manual

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French term or phrase:manuel à diffusion contrôlée
English translation:controlled-distribution manual
Entered by: pooja_chic
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13:58 Dec 16, 2010
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French term or phrase: manuels à diffusion contrôlée
La destruction des autres manuels à diffusion contrôlée est à la charge du destinataire de ce dernier à la réception du nouvel exemplaire
pooja_chic
controlled-distribution/circulation manual
Explanation:
It means that they are only sent out to a specific list of people, and each time a new version is issued, it is sent out to all people, who must usually destroy (or surrender) the old copies, thus ensuring that everybody is working from the same, most up-to-date material.

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Note added at 19 hrs (2010-12-17 09:34:20 GMT)
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Thanks to RK for providing further explanations in private correspondence.

As RK has explained, even if 'circulation' may be used in the context of this sort of document, the use of the specific collocation 'controlled circulation' is inadvisable here, as it has a very specific other meaning in a quite different field (periodical publication); so I unreservedly withdraw that part of my suggestion.
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Tony M
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4 +5controlled-distribution/circulation manual
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manuel à diffusion contrôlée
controlled-distribution/circulation manual


Explanation:
It means that they are only sent out to a specific list of people, and each time a new version is issued, it is sent out to all people, who must usually destroy (or surrender) the old copies, thus ensuring that everybody is working from the same, most up-to-date material.

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Note added at 19 hrs (2010-12-17 09:34:20 GMT)
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Thanks to RK for providing further explanations in private correspondence.

As RK has explained, even if 'circulation' may be used in the context of this sort of document, the use of the specific collocation 'controlled circulation' is inadvisable here, as it has a very specific other meaning in a quite different field (periodical publication); so I unreservedly withdraw that part of my suggestion.

Tony M
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Asker: Tony thanks for the explanation. I really appreciate to be on Proz where I get proper explanation from wise people...I am really learning many things ..All credit goes to bench of wise people here...Thanks a ton


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Gilla Evans: was about to post the same!
0 min
  -> Thanks, Gilla!

agree  writeaway: in other words, for once a straight-forward literal translation does the trick?
15 mins
  -> Thanks, W/A! Yes, for once, I think so...

agree  kashew
28 mins
  -> Thanks, J!

agree  Heloise Harrap
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Heloise!

agree  rkillings: But only with 'controlled distribution'. Controlled circulation is for magazines, and it doesn't involve destroying any previous copies!
17 hrs
  -> Thanks, R! And thanks, too, for all your patient explanations!
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Changes made by editors
Jan 18, 2011 - Changes made by pooja_chic:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/14723">Tony M's</a> old entry - "manuel à diffusion contrôlée" » "controlled-distribution manual"
Dec 17, 2010 - Changes made by Tony M:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/1063948">pooja_chic's</a> old entry - "manuels à diffusion contrôlée" » "controlled-distribution"
Dec 16, 2010 - Changes made by Stéphanie Soudais:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.) » Business/Commerce (general)


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