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Eckpunkte

English translation: Key data

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German term or phrase:Eckpunkt
English translation:Key data
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14:51 Jul 9, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
German term or phrase: Eckpunkte
I'm afraid I can't really give a context because it is a topic heading of a document with no further reference! I know it can mean "vertex", but the document is a legal/financial text - does anyone know what it can mean in that context?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Richard
Richard Carter
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:23
Further to my previous answer: directives or guidelines
Explanation:
Sorry, I should have checked my terminology database before firing off my answer:
It does list Eckpunktepapier - set of directives or set of guidelines.

Hopefully this will give you a few more options.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:23
Grading comment
Yup, i initially went for "guidelines" myself but from my knowledge of the document, I think I will plump for "key data". Thanks very much for your answer. Proz really can be amazing - I asked my question, made a coffee, came back and there were 7 response!!
All the best, Richard
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1Key PointsAngelika Motto
nakey points / principlesUlrike Lieder
naFurther to my previous answer: directives or guidelinesUlrike Lieder
na(corner) pillarsambittles
nabenchmark points
Kim Metzger
nakey points / features
jgal
na -1cornerstoneMarcus Malabad


  

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8 mins peer agreement (net): -1
cornerstone


Explanation:
foundation, basis

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 06:23
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 1782

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Angelika Motto: foundation and basis refer to "Grundlage"
11 mins
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10 mins
benchmark points


Explanation:
I'm not sure about the above translation, but my dictionary (see below) provides the following for Eckwert: key data, benchmark, reference figure, basic value/rate

Kim Metzger
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14 mins
key points / features


Explanation:
I think in this context it is referring to a list of key points.

Is it part of a SWOT analysis, or something similar? (SWOT = Strenghts/Weaknesses/Opportunities/Threats)...



jgal
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19 mins
(corner) pillars


Explanation:
Eckpunkte = Eckpfeiler = corner pillars

ambittles
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23 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Key Points


Explanation:
In the legal content I would suggest the closest would be Key Points.

Angelika Motto
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Randi Stenstrop
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36 mins
key points / principles


Explanation:
Eckpunkt is a new German "Modewort" - a Google search on the term will yield some 28,000 hits... (But neither Duden nor Wahrig list it yet in their latest editions.)
"Key points" would probably be the best and most generic translation. In some
instances, "principles" might work better.

An example of what is considered an "Eckpunkt" may be found in the following excerpted list:
Die genannten Eckpunkte der Reform:
Bedarfssatzerhöhung:
Die Bedarfssätze des BAföG sollen deutlich angehoben und den gestiegenen Lebenshaltungskosten angepasst werden. Der Höchstsatz soll von 1.030 DM auf 1.100 DM steigen.
Freibetragsanhebung:
Die Freibeträge, die für die anrechenbaren Einkommen maßgeblich sind, sollen deutlich angehoben werden.
studentenwerk.stud.uni-goettingen.de/bafoeg/eckpunkte.phtml

Some other examples of the use of the word:
Entwurf von Eckpunkten zur Notwendigkeit und zum Inhalt tarifvertraglicher Lösungen für die Beschäftigten in Hochschulen und Forschungseinrichtungen
www.wisko.gew.de/Arbeitspapiere/Forum 2/Eckpunkte.htm

Ministerin Behler legt Eckpunkte-Papier für neue Form der Lehrerausbildung vor
/ Modellversuch in NRW geplant: Mit Bachelor und Master in die Schulen. ...
www.nrw.de/aktuell/presse/pm2001/kcn20010517_2.htm

Die afrikanische Herausforderung
Eckpunkte einer strategischen Afrikapolitik
www.dse.de/zeitschr/ez501-9.htm


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:23
Native speaker of: German
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46 mins
Further to my previous answer: directives or guidelines


Explanation:
Sorry, I should have checked my terminology database before firing off my answer:
It does list Eckpunktepapier - set of directives or set of guidelines.

Hopefully this will give you a few more options.


    Personal terminology database
Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 21:23
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
Grading comment
Yup, i initially went for "guidelines" myself but from my knowledge of the document, I think I will plump for "key data". Thanks very much for your answer. Proz really can be amazing - I asked my question, made a coffee, came back and there were 7 response!!
All the best, Richard
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