automate alimentaire

English translation: snack (vending) machine

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French term or phrase:automate alimentaire
English translation:snack (vending) machine
Entered by: Anne Lee
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22:23 Dec 4, 2003
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / IT
French term or phrase: automate alimentaire
D’autre part, ce prix est uniquement pris en compte par l’automate alimentaire.

Le champ “TVA” permet de saisir le taux de TVA pour un produit. Celui-ci peut varier selon la catégorie de personnes qui en fait l’acquisition.


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Ron Stelter
Local time: 16:48
snack (vending) machine
Explanation:
depends on the context... I must say I'm not sure where the VAT comes in.
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Anne Lee
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Local time: 22:48
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Merci.

Ron
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Summary of answers provided
2 +4snack (vending) machine
Anne Lee
2 +2automated food system
toubabou
2food automaton
diabolo


  

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12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +2
automated food system


Explanation:
only thing I can offer without more context and since "food robot" could be very misleading here (Cuisinart)

toubabou
Local time: 17:48
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  chaplin: je me demande si lesordinateurs salivent et ont des papilles??!!!
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agree  margaret caulfield
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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5 peer agreement (net): +4
snack (vending) machine


Explanation:
depends on the context... I must say I'm not sure where the VAT comes in.


    Reference: http://www.ameritechvending.com/?404;http://www.ameritechven...
Anne Lee
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:48
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in EnglishEnglish
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Merci.

Ron

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agree  margaret caulfield: You beat me to it!!!
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agree  SpanTran
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agree  bistefano
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agree  Rebecca Lowery
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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 2/5Answerer confidence 2/5
food automaton


Explanation:
I'd heard this term "automaton" used and checked it in dictionary. Can anyone tell me if it is the usual translation of automate?

diabolo
Local time: 23:48

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Sara Freitas: to your question: in industrial/automation contexts, automaton is a "false friend" ..not a good choice IMO--check glossary for options, there are lots!
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