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apparativer Aufwand

English translation: complex setup procedure

17:24 Apr 8, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / microscopy
German term or phrase: apparativer Aufwand
I find "Aufwand" is a classic headache. Sometimes it works with -intensive, but here it doesn't. The author is talking about electron microscopes.
Ein Nachteil bei diesem Gerätetyp ist jedoch der sehr hohe **apparative Aufwand**. Entscheidenderen Einfluss auf das Auflösungsvermögen haben allerdings die Linsensysteme sowie die Herstellungstechnik des Präparats.
Renate FitzRoy
Local time: 11:55
English translation:complex setup procedure
Explanation:
overly complex setup procedure

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Note added at 3 hrs 29 mins (2005-04-08 20:53:50 GMT)
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PS Another way of conveying \'Aufwand\' is with \'time-consuming\'.
\'Fiddly\' is probably the wrong register, though ;-)
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Lancashireman
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:55
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Thank you, Andrew!
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complex setup procedure


Explanation:
overly complex setup procedure

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Note added at 3 hrs 29 mins (2005-04-08 20:53:50 GMT)
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PS Another way of conveying \'Aufwand\' is with \'time-consuming\'.
\'Fiddly\' is probably the wrong register, though ;-)

Lancashireman
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:55
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 30
Grading comment
Thank you, Andrew!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  kunstkoenigin: you said it! difficult to use /operate /calibrate /transport / set up / utilzation is very expensive
6 mins

agree  sonja29 (X)
1 hr

agree  Mustafa Er (BSc MA): -
2 hrs

agree  Susanne Rindlisbacher
2 hrs

agree  Cilian O'Tuama: here I think I'd even omit 'procedure'
7 hrs
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