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German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
German term or phrase:unterschritten
The English antonym of überschritten is exceeded. What's the English antonym of unterschritten? All I can think of is reduced, but it doesn't quite do the same job. *Werden Werkzeuge in größeren Mengen bestellt, so darf die Lieferung um eine angemessene Stückzahl unter- oder überschritten werden.*
I don’t think there is a simple antonym (opposite) of exceed in English, which is what you’re looking for. I checked in Webster’s and the online thesaurus too. You’ll have to use the antonym of one of the synonyms of _exceed_ [and make unscramble the source sentence a bit in the process] as in:
>>If tools are ordered in larger quantities, the quantity shipped may be greater or smaller [than the quantity ordered?] by a reasonable amount.
All the best, Tom
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Tom Funke Local time: 06:00 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8