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English translation: diverse, multifarious

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05:39 Sep 20, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: pluriel
I am not sure what exactly is meant by this word in the context I have - It is describing a panel which judge a competition 'Europeen et pluriel, compose de specialistes du monde de la recherche, de l'enseignement et de l'industrie'
jp
English translation:diverse, multifarious
Explanation:
The is a slight difference with the above answer in terms of degree.
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john rock
United States
Local time: 11:42
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Thank you for all the answers, they were all very helpful. I found that diverse fitted the context best.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Official EU argot for this is "pluralistic"
Parrot
nadiversified (or simply plural)Louise Atfield
namultifaceted
Mats Wiman
nadiverse, multifariousjohn rock
nawide ranging?Mike Garner


  

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6 mins
wide ranging?


Explanation:
It actually means wide ranging, almost all-embracing. Multi-disciplinary perhaps

Mike Garner
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46 mins
diverse, multifarious


Explanation:
The is a slight difference with the above answer in terms of degree.


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john rock
United States
Local time: 11:42
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Thank you for all the answers, they were all very helpful. I found that diverse fitted the context best.
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1 hr
multifaceted


Explanation:
European and multifaceted (from many different fields), composed of specialists....


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Mats Wiman
Sweden
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1 hr
diversified (or simply plural)


Explanation:
"pluriel" is defined as "dont le contenu est formé d'éléments multiples non perçus immédiatement." (Petit Robert)

In this case, I think it means that there are many different pelple on that panel, who are not only Europeans, but, specialists in different fields.

You could simply translate the word as "plural", which is after all the more exact equivalent of the term used in French:

"From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:

Plural \Plu"ral\, a. [L. pluralis, from plus, pluris, more; cf.
F. pluriel, OF. plurel. See {Plus}.]
Relating to, or containing, more than one; designating two or more; as, a plural word.

Plural faith, which is too much by one. --Shak."

But I think I would choose to use the word above, which is more easily understandable.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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Neli Stoyanova, MD
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2 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Official EU argot for this is "pluralistic"


Explanation:
Diverse, multifarious is very good, I think. When the parliament sits down to talk, however, it is interpreted as "pluralistic" in line with translation & harmonization policies.


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Parrot
Spain
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agree  Yolanda Broad: pluralistic is exactly what I was looking for!
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