Dispositiv

08:04 Aug 23, 2005
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing / operator's manual for an industrial escalator cleaning device
German term or phrase: Dispositiv
Not a whole lot of context here. The term refers to a component in an industrial escalator cleaner, and a photo shows the top of a water tank. The heading for this section is "Cleaning the dirty water system". Any help, especially immediately, is greatly appreciated.
lucasm (X)
Local time: 21:54


Summary of answers provided
4Not for points - more context for the asker
Astrid Elke Witte
3device, apparatus
Daniel Bird
3expected/awaited/planned
mukaanyes


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expected/awaited/planned


Explanation:
the more the context the more the accuracy :)

mukaanyes
Local time: 22:54
Native speaker of: Native in TurkishTurkish
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Not for points - more context for the asker


Explanation:
The use of Dispositiv in the asker's document is likely to be the same as in the following example, taken from a another, similar Swiss document:

"Entnahme neuer Wasserproben zur Untersuchung und sofortige Risikoabschätzung und Überprüfung des Dispositivs, damit Korrekturmaßnahmen getroffen werden können."

Maybe some of you technical-minded people can take an intelligent guess, with this context.

Astrid Elke Witte
Germany
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device, apparatus


Explanation:
I was going to ask whether this is a SwGer text; this is prob. a case of French usage creeping in to Swiss German.
French "dispositif" = simply "device, apparatus"
Good luck
DB

Daniel Bird
United Kingdom
Local time: 20:54
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