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English translation: include/included

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German term or phrase:enthalten
English translation:include/included
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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12:46 Mar 20, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: enthalten
Does this verb have a specific meaning when used in patent documents (i.e. to comprise)?
I understand that when writing patent claims in English, the verbs 'to comprise', 'to consist of' and 'to include', although similar, are used very carefully. Is this also the case in German patent claims and if so, what is the correct term for enthalten?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 07:24
include/included
Explanation:
One really needs more context or an example but:
'enthalten' (past (perfect) participle) is really = 'included'
infinitive:
zu enthalten = to include, to comprise
but not 'consist of' (bestehen aus)
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Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 07:24
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Summary of answers provided
nato contain
Muhammad Riedinger
nainclude/included
Mats Wiman


  

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8 hrs
include/included


Explanation:
One really needs more context or an example but:
'enthalten' (past (perfect) participle) is really = 'included'
infinitive:
zu enthalten = to include, to comprise
but not 'consist of' (bestehen aus)


    13 years in Germany+professional experience
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 07:24
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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20 hrs
to contain


Explanation:
unless if it is used in the reflexive form 'sich enthalten', which means to abstain.



    the tongue of the mother
Muhammad Riedinger
Pakistan
Local time: 11:24
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 26
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