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23:30 Aug 23, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: GC, GCES documentation
French abbreviations. Could GC be the configuration guide?
Dan


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naPS, with an alternative
Heathcliff
naDepends entirely on context...
Heathcliff
naNeed more context
Yolanda Broad


  

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7 hrs
Need more context


Explanation:
Can't locate anything in any of my references. I might be able to help if I had some more context/specifics about the material you are translating. The only GCES I could track down on the Web relates to ecology/geology (7 entries located through Alta Vista--see URL below). Could this be some kind of internal (to the company) abbreviation? It might be good to ask the client what those acronyms are for...


    Reference: http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?pg=q&kl=fr&q=GCES&sea...
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10 hrs
Depends entirely on context...


Explanation:
...for instance, if you're dealing with ecology, there are the following two standard terms:

GC = "Gestion Conservatoire" ["Conservative management"]
GCES = "Gestion Conservatoire de l'Eau, de la biomasse et de la fertilité des Sols"
["Conservative management of water, biomass, and soil fertility"]

as in the following two citations (first and second web sites, respectively):

"Introduction à la Gestion Conservatoire de l'Eau, de la biomasse et de la fertilité des Sols" (GCES)

and: "Chapitre 11: L'agroforesterie, la fertilisation minérale et la GCES au Rwanda…"


Alternatively, for instance, there's the "Governmental Commission on Electrical Communications (GCES)…" (at www.globalstar.com/en/about/releases_archive/960402russia.h...





    Reference: http://www.fao.org/docrep/T1765F/t1765f00.htm
    Reference: http://www.fao.org/docrep/T1765F/t1765f11.htm
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3 days 21 hrs
PS, with an alternative


Explanation:
It sits a trifle jarringly on the ear (at least to mine), but "conservation management" is a commonly used phrase in the nature conservancy and ecology areas...

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