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09:36 Mar 20, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: unableitbar
"...sind sie unableitbar!"
Martin Gibbs
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Summary of answers provided
na +1underivable, undeducibleSerge
na +1undeducable, underivable
Mats Wiman
na +1non-derivable / non-deducible
Sabine Trautewein
naundistractable / can not be distractedxxxYve


  

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13 mins peer agreement (net): +1
non-derivable / non-deducible


Explanation:
Unfortunately, there's no context to explain what "sie" means (a woman, several people, several items, several words).


    HTH
Sabine Trautewein
Local time: 08:25
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 113

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agree  Roland Grefer
159 days
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17 mins peer agreement (net): +1
undeducable, underivable


Explanation:
ableiten=derive, deduce


    Norstedts en<>sv<>de+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 08:25
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498

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23 mins peer agreement (net): +1
underivable, undeducible


Explanation:
INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY
Presents:
WHAT IS "PROOF"?!
- IN MATHEMATICS…

In fact, even if one added the underivable "theorem" to the system of axioms,
http://www.paias.com/pagesmat/proof.htm

Max Weber
Definition of Sociology

"... laws apply always remains equally individual, equally undeducible from laws."

http://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/philosophy/works/g...

Hope it can help you.

Best Regards,
Serge



    Serge Roshchin
    s_roshchin@mail.ru
Serge
PRO pts in pair: 4

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4 hrs
undistractable / can not be distracted


Explanation:
You posted this in the Art/Literary section, so I assume you are not looking for a technical or a law term. That's why I came up with this:

'... sie sind unableitbar!' can also mean '... they can not be distracted!' (whether it refers to people or objects i.e. objects of art)

See and do a find for 'distractable': http://ai.eecs.umich.edu/cogarch2/specific/guardian.html

'... sie sind unableitbar!' can mean that they can not be distracted or disturbed. Or that they don't let themselves get distracted or disturbed.

See for instance this picture and text of guards of Buckingham Palace who is 'undistractable':

http://bas.scheffers.net/photo/london99/m_05-p-guard.jpg.htm...

ableiten = ablenken = distract

Hope this or one of the other posted answer helps :)





    Dictionaries, Internet, knowledge of german adn english, common sense
xxxYve
PRO pts in pair: 6
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