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10:52 Aug 15, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: salissage
Le tableau ci-joint présente un récapitulatif des réserves récupérables, après étude des pertes et salissages, ainsi que des caractéristiques principales des gisements
Paul Sadur
Local time: 22:52
English translation:waste
Explanation:
Although I would expect to see "salissure" rather than "salissage", no dictionary or reference work to hand having indicated that "salissage" existed, I did a YAHOO and ALTA VISTA websearch and the word does exist. However, the references were essentially Canadian and used to describe a type of ("smear") campaign in, variously, political, strike or other forms of protest contexts.

Given the extract you have provide, I think the term "waste" might well work as the writer was probably looking for another word to describe "perte" through soiling. The word "salissure" just HAS to come from "salir"!
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 05:52
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I think in this context, "waste" is the most convincing. The text is a mining feasibility study conducted in the Republic of Guinea and I, too, was unable to find the word "salissage" anywhere. Perhaps a Canadian did the study, but while there are several references to France and French francs, there is no reference to Canada.
I appreciate your comment and that of the other participant, though, about Canadian usage. One of my major clients is in Lévis, Québec, and I have spent some time there on two occasions.

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na"after study of wastes and soiling" or "wastes and soiled (oil or ore, or whatever)"Louise Atfield
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waste


Explanation:
Although I would expect to see "salissure" rather than "salissage", no dictionary or reference work to hand having indicated that "salissage" existed, I did a YAHOO and ALTA VISTA websearch and the word does exist. However, the references were essentially Canadian and used to describe a type of ("smear") campaign in, variously, political, strike or other forms of protest contexts.

Given the extract you have provide, I think the term "waste" might well work as the writer was probably looking for another word to describe "perte" through soiling. The word "salissure" just HAS to come from "salir"!


    Larousse, Robert (even if only to exclude them)!
    Yahoo.fr ; ALtavista.com (both of which indicate dvarious, mainly Canadian, press articles.
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 05:52
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4412
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I think in this context, "waste" is the most convincing. The text is a mining feasibility study conducted in the Republic of Guinea and I, too, was unable to find the word "salissage" anywhere. Perhaps a Canadian did the study, but while there are several references to France and French francs, there is no reference to Canada.
I appreciate your comment and that of the other participant, though, about Canadian usage. One of my major clients is in Lévis, Québec, and I have spent some time there on two occasions.

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"after study of wastes and soiling" or "wastes and soiled (oil or ore, or whatever)"


Explanation:
In Canada, we use the word "salissage" to mean soiling, smearing, dirtying". It is effectively used mainly figuratively to mean denigration of someone or something or smearing of a reputation. But it is also used to mean plainly soiling. Some examples:

"Lors du concours il y aura sur place des mini-ateliers sur la construction et l’assemblage de modèles, des techniques de `
salissage ` et de `vieillissement` ainsi que sur la finition de figurines miniatures, le tout offert gratuitement à tous les visiteurs." (http://www.flagworld.com/releve/olivier_lambert/nouvelles/no...

"La résistance aux graisses : facteurs de salissage des textiles, apprêts oléofuges, contrôle de la qualité de l'oléofugation" (http://www.meq.gouv.qc.ca/ens-sup/ens-coll/Cahiers/cours-com...

"Une autre notion intervient dans la présentation de vos trains : c'est le superdétaillage, c'est-à-dire l'ajout de détails qui viendraient à faire défaut au modèle d'origine ainsi que la patine du modèle (le "salissage", qui souvent rebute les modélistes, mais ajoute un réalisme exceptionnel s'il est correctement réalisé)" (http://www.stud.enst.fr/~lmillet/imf/reflex.html)

I think in this case, "salissage" means that some of ( whatever is mined in those "gisements") is soiled or contaminated and is "recuperable" if it is cleaned up.

Hope this helps.

Louise Atfield
PRO pts in pair: 300

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