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English translation: equipment pool

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French term or phrase:parc d'appareils
English translation:equipment pool
Entered by: Parrot
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05:19 Feb 13, 2001
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: parc d'appareils
What is the usual equivalent for "parc d'appareils" ? It appears in an article about equipment maintenance being outsourced to clients' parcs d'appareils
sarah
equipment pool
Explanation:
Parc simply means a set of generically similar things that are grouped together for the use of several types of client. (fleet of cars, fire engines, tools or heavy equipment, etc.)
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Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:11
Grading comment
Thank you for the answer and the explanation
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naequipment stockSerge
naequipment pool
Parrot
naequipment (or equipment fleet)
Yolanda Broad
naequipment environmentJabTrad


  

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1 hr
equipment environment


Explanation:
Eurodic autom gives "tool environment" for "parc d'outil"


    Reference: http://www.eurodic.ip.lu
JabTrad
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 16

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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5 hrs
equipment (or equipment fleet)


Explanation:
Frankly, I don't think the "parc" part ought to be translated, at least if this has to do with office equipment/telephone equipment/etc.! The meaning is: all the equipment in a business's facilities. "Equipment"–or at the outside, "all equipment" ought to cover this just fine in English. However, if the equipment is actually rolling stock, or large machines, "fleet" would work. See LGDT entries, below, and: http://www.google.com/search?q="equipment fleet" where I got 2,630 hits for "equipment fleet." Most of the hits I looked at appear to involve construction equipment and things with wheels on them.

Here is a definition from Termium. No translation offered there, however (kind of bolsters my argument...)

French:Office Equipment and Supplies
parc s CORRECT,SEE RECORD,MASC
DEF - Ensemble ou nombre d'appareils de même nature dont dispose une entreprise, un organisme, une collectivité, un pays ou une nation. s
EX - Le parc des ordinateurs d'une compagnie ou d'un pays. s
OBS - parc : Terme et définition recommandés par l'OLF. s

From LGDT:

Domaine(s)
comptabilité
Anglais:
fleet (a)
Français:
parc n m (a)
Ensemble des équipements de même nature qui existent à un moment donné, dans un secteur déterminé, dans une entreprise, une région ou un pays donné. (a)
Note(s): Ainsi on parle du parc de machines-outils d'une entreprise, du parc automobile d'un pays, etc. Le terme flotte qui, par définition, signifie un grand nombre de bateaux naviguant ensemble s'emploie aussi pour désigner, par exemple, l'ensemble des avions d'une société d'aviation. (a)

Domaine(s)
hébergement et tourisme
Anglais:
stock (a)
Français:
parc n m (a)
Ensemble d'équipements d'un type donné, dont dispose un pays, une région, une entreprise (ex.: parc hôtelier, parc d'avions, etc.). (a)
[1979]

Domaine(s)
marine
installation portuaire
Anglais:
equipment fleet (a)
Français:
parc de matériel n m (a)
Entrée(s) additionnelle(s):
parc d'engins n m (a)
parc d'outillage n m (a)



    Google searches
    Termium; www.granddictionaire.com
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 13:11
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 1551

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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6 hrs
equipment pool


Explanation:
Parc simply means a set of generically similar things that are grouped together for the use of several types of client. (fleet of cars, fire engines, tools or heavy equipment, etc.)

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:11
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1861
Grading comment
Thank you for the answer and the explanation

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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.

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