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English translation: unless a choice has been made

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08:22 Sep 29, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
German term or phrase: gezielte Auswahl
Diese Funktion löscht alle 3D-Teile weg falls keine gezielte Auswahl vorhanden ist. Bei gezielter Auswahl wird die fliste abgearbeitet.

The text is taken from a software documentation manual and I'm having some difficulty with rendering the second sentence. Thanks for helping.
Elvira Stoianov
Luxembourg
Local time: 18:42
English translation:unless a choice has been made
Explanation:
paraphrase: elements have been selected/marked
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buckel
Local time: 18:42
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thanks, I understood what they meant but I just couldn't find a way to express it.
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Summary of answers provided
na +1unless a choice has been madebuckel
napurposive samplingRandi Stenstrop
naindividual selection, targeted selection, item by item, etc. etc.
Tom Funke
napurposeful/concerted choice
Mats Wiman


  

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19 mins
purposeful/concerted choice


Explanation:
possibly 'targeted' choice

gezielter < Ziel=goal, target


    Ernst+Norstedts+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 18:42
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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Trudy Peters
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29 mins
individual selection, targeted selection, item by item, etc. etc.


Explanation:
Literally this could translate as "seletive selection", a redundancy. Perhaps this is why there are zero hits on AltaVista for: >>“gezielte auswahl” “gezielter auswahl” “gezielten auswahl”.---

It could have been helpful to know what kind of software this is about: Graphics for instance might favor _targeted_. Inventory management might favor _individual_ (or perhaps _item by item) etc.
HTH Tom



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Tom Funke
Local time: 12:42
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Trudy Peters
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
unless a choice has been made


Explanation:
paraphrase: elements have been selected/marked


    own guess
buckel
Local time: 18:42
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thanks, I understood what they meant but I just couldn't find a way to express it.

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agree  rjbemben: One would expect to see "getroffene Auswahl" rather than "gezielte auswahl", nicht?
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9 hrs
purposive sampling


Explanation:
also "judgmental sampling" and "theoretical xampling".

A Google search showed "gezielte Auswahl" to be widely used in connection with research and that it has a very definite meaning. Searching in German, I happened upon this:

Es handelt sich bei dieser Stichprobe62 um eine bewußte bzw. gezielte Auswahl (purposive sample) der Stichprobenelemente.
www.stud.uni-hamburg.de/~antipage/Genderswapping.html

I thought it ought to be purposive sampling and searched for this in English, which yielded over 2,000 hits, among them several definitions. Here is a short one:

"Non-random sampling in which items are selected for a purpose."
instruct.uwo.ca/fim-lis/504/504ter.htm.

- and here is one that includes an example:

"Selecting those members of a population who have a definable characteristic. For example, a study of depression might sample only those members of a population who are clinically depressed." (DP pp. 100-102)
www.psy.anu.edu.au/staff/craig/DPdefs.html

HTH



Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 18:42
Native speaker of: Danish
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Jan 5, 2008 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
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