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10:06 Dec 3, 2004
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial - Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: capillarité
In a texte about external growth (mergers and acquisitions): "...la croissance externe géographique va de pair avec l'acquisition de nouvelles compétences, qui contribue à son tour à renforcer la capillarité des réseaux territoriaux."
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5 +1capillarityConnor
4capillary action, capillarityAssimina Vavoula
4ramifications/capillary structurexxxCMJ_Trans
4thoroughness, pervasivenes
Diana Donzelli-Gaudet


  

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capillarité
thoroughness, pervasivenes


Explanation:
thoroughness; pervasivenes

Diana Donzelli-Gaudet
Local time: 22:02
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Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
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At my request, customer came back with further explanation of what she meant: la densité, couverture fine des marchés par les réseaux, couverture d'un marché dans ses plus fines ramifications. On that basis, I used "helps to boost the breadth and depth of market coverage by the networks" (or something like that - don't have my text in front of me!)
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Comment: At my request, customer came back with further explanation of what she meant: la densité, couverture fine des marchés par les réseaux, couverture d'un marché dans ses plus fines ramifications. On that basis, I used "helps to boost the breadth and depth of market coverage by the networks" (or something like that - don't have my text in front of me!)

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capillarité
capillarity


Explanation:
a lovely word to describe a physical process, fits the context too.
You can also use fluidity here if you want a two-way effect given that capillarity is more like a one way 'top-down' process.
:-)

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agree  Deborah Workman: Networks are often described in terms of their capillarity. A few examples at http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q="network capillarit...
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Comment: Same reason as above

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ramifications/capillary structure


Explanation:
I doubt if many people would understand the implications of "capillarity" in English

xxxCMJ_Trans
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capillarité
capillary action, capillarity


Explanation:
= the phenomenon by which water or other liquids are carried by minute pores throughout the soil or upwards


    Reference: http://www.europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/Controller
Assimina Vavoula
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