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English translation: cluster - an off the wall suggestion

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08:40 Mar 14, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Education / Pedagogy
French term or phrase: pôle
360 questionnaire. Ce sont les grands chapitres du questionnaire. Y a-t-il un terme spcifique pour cela ? Merci
Meriem
English translation:cluster - an off the wall suggestion
Explanation:
Where I work I had to find a translation for our "pôles thématiques" (the NGO is divided into 'pôles' (or semi-independent teams) based on their fields of intervention)... we eventually chose "clusters" (thematic clusters, to be specific).

I also remember having to take "cluster requirements" at my university in the US (groups of classes clustered around a common theme but not on exactly the same subject... ie one was: introductions to sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and psycholinguistics).

Even if cluster is no good for your questionnaire, try getting away from the word to be translated ('pôle') and examine closely how/why the sections of the questionnaire are grouped as they are... which might give you a few better ideas. (Chapters, sections, thematic groups, topics, subjects, etc...)
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LAC
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Local time: 11:24
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natopics
lefoque
napart, section, group, etc.Fuad Yahya
nacluster - an off the wall suggestionLAC


  

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11 mins
cluster - an off the wall suggestion


Explanation:
Where I work I had to find a translation for our "pôles thématiques" (the NGO is divided into 'pôles' (or semi-independent teams) based on their fields of intervention)... we eventually chose "clusters" (thematic clusters, to be specific).

I also remember having to take "cluster requirements" at my university in the US (groups of classes clustered around a common theme but not on exactly the same subject... ie one was: introductions to sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, and psycholinguistics).

Even if cluster is no good for your questionnaire, try getting away from the word to be translated ('pôle') and examine closely how/why the sections of the questionnaire are grouped as they are... which might give you a few better ideas. (Chapters, sections, thematic groups, topics, subjects, etc...)

LAC
United States
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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47 mins
part, section, group, etc.


Explanation:
These are simple, commonly used terms for this sort of thing. I am sure there are other, perhaps fancier, terms, but these will do in most situations.

Fuad


    common usage
Fuad Yahya
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish

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50 mins
topics


Explanation:
just a suggestion

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Feb 3, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 3, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Education / Pedagogy


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