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multi-possession

English translation: one needs to own several

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French term or phrase:multi-possession
English translation:one needs to own several
Entered by: Drmanu49
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19:19 Nov 6, 2013
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / medical equipment
French term or phrase: multi-possession
In a FR-FR document about a new single-use, disposable medical device for performing nose examinations, the author lists several devices that are traditionally used such as the metal speculum and then says concerning these traditional devices: "nécessitent une stérilisation et donc une multi-possession". What does "multi-possession" mean in relation to traditional metal devices that require sterilization, and why do these devices "need" multi-possession? Thanks very much for suggestions.
STEVEN DEWITT
Canada
Local time: 02:12
meaning you need several of these because
Explanation:
they need to be sterilizd after each use

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Note added at 3 minutes (2013-11-06 19:23:32 GMT)
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you need to "own" several of these traditional tools for your practice since they need to be sterilized after each use.
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Drmanu49
France
Local time: 07:12
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Thank you very much everyone for your help.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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4 +3meaning you need several of these because
Drmanu49


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
meaning you need several of these because


Explanation:
they need to be sterilizd after each use

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Note added at 3 minutes (2013-11-06 19:23:32 GMT)
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you need to "own" several of these traditional tools for your practice since they need to be sterilized after each use.

Drmanu49
France
Local time: 07:12
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4028
Grading comment
Thank you very much everyone for your help.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Though if they're disposable, you also need more than one...
4 mins
  -> Yes but no need to sterilize which is time consuming. Thank you Phil.

agree  Michael Barnett: You need to own multiple units so that there is one available while the other is being sterilized. This is something you don't think about until you are caught with no available equipment.
1 hr
  -> Thank you Michael.

agree  Helen Hammond
12 hrs
  -> Thank you Helen.
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Nov 8, 2013 - Changes made by Drmanu49:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/30393">STEVEN DEWITT's</a> old entry - "multi-possession" » "one needs to own several"


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