English translation: public domain

German term or phrase:objektbereich
English translation:public domain
Entered by: Mats Wiman

20:44 Feb 14, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: objektbereich
Am I correct in translating "Objektbereich" as "Real estate division" in the following sentence:

Die nicht sichtbar Installation verhindert Missbrauch und ist damit bestens auch für den Einsatz im Objektbereich (öffentliche Toiletten) geeignet
David Rumsey
Local time: 02:40
public domain
The hidden installation prevents misuse and is therefore very suitable for use in the public domain (public lavatories).
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Mats Wiman
Local time: 11:40
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nain the premises in question
Ken Cox
naPremises of the building (project)
Andy Lemminger
nain public facilities etc.
Tom Funke
napublic domain
Mats Wiman



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public domain

The hidden installation prevents misuse and is therefore very suitable for use in the public domain (public lavatories).

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Mats Wiman
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in public facilities etc.

for public use (e.g. applications/buildings/facilities/transportation etc.)

>>The invisible/concealed installation prevents abuse and is therefore also extremely well suited for use in public facilities (public toilets)<<

Objektbereich Definition [here in the in the context of textiles, as an example:]

>>Der O. umfasst diejenigen Zielgruppen, die nicht dem privaten Bereich zugeordnet werden können.

Büros, Schulen, Banken, Versicherungen, Hotels
Sozial- und Pflegebereiche (--> Krankenhaus-Textilien)
Sportstätten (Sporthallen, Tennisplätze indoor etc.)
Innenausstattung für den Automobilbereich, Flugzeuge, Schiffbau etc.

Im Objektbereich sind die technologischen Anforderungen extrem hoch und daher in entsprechenden DIN-Normen festgelegt. Darüber hinaus spielen zusätzliche Kriterien, wie Schwerentflammbarkeit, antimikrobielle und antistatische Ausrüstung etc. eine entscheidende Rolle für den Einsatz von Heim- und Haustextilien, wobei ästhetische und geschmackliche Anforderungen zusätzlich zu berücksichtigen sind.Haustextilien
Der Einsatz von Haustextilien im Objektbereich umfasst im wesentlichen: Bettwäsche, Decken, Handtücher, Krankenhaus-Textilien, Matratzen, Steppdecken.<<

Also cf:

By contrast, definition of _public domain_ in Webster/s encyclopedic unabridged dictionary:
>>1. (Law) The status of productions of authorship upon which the copyrights have expired and of works which have been published without cpyright protection. 2. Land owned by the government.<<

hth tom

    see above
Tom Funke
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Premises of the building (project)

Perhaps you can find a more elegant (shorter) term but the two suggestions before are going into the wrong direction. Objekt in this context is a specific building or a building project and Bereich is the whole area belonging to this building.
It is okay to translate öffentliche Toiletten as public facilities/ lavatories. Objektbereich though is not public domain. The paragraph itself implies that they want to prevent misuse (therefore it cannot be public).

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Andy Lemminger
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in the premises in question

Here I basically agree with alemminger (in spite of what Tom has to say). 'Objektbereich' has to be regarded as a context-specific 'reference term' for purposes of translation; it amounts to something like 'having to do with the object in question'. 'Bereich', in general, appears to be a currently fashionable term that the Germans have latched onto just to give translators headaches.

Ken Cox
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