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English translation: substance of reference

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German term or phrase:Vergleichssubstanz (medical)
English translation:substance of reference
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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19:49 Sep 3, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Marketing
German term or phrase: Vergleichssubstanz
In an exercise on summarizing and presenting a publication:

· Machen Sie sich mit Ihrer Publikation so vertraut, daß Sie in der Lage sind, sie im Anschluß an diese Übung in einem Verkaufsgespräch zu präsentieren. Schauen Sie sich bitte insbesondere die Abbildungen, die Sie präsentieren wollen genau an:
- was ist dargestellt,
- gegen welche Vergleichssubstanz,
- sind Unterschiede signifikant etc.
Dawn Montague
Local time: 16:31
reference material
Explanation:
In medical contexts, this would be *substance of reference*
as indicated in the following URL:
2. Referenzsubstanz (Vergleichssubstanz)
ist eine gut charakterisierte chemische Substanz oder eine Mischung ...
bioeng.automation.fh-aachen.de/vince/node23.html - 4
other relevant material

If your text is not of medical nature,
I would go for the more vague *reference material*, and rephrase a bit, using nouns instead of half sentences
- subject matter shown
- comparison with relevant reference material
- determination of significant differences

just an idea!
Selected response from:

Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 13:31
Grading comment
Yes, this has to do with the marketing of prescription drugs. I should have included that in the context.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +2reference material
Johanna Timm, PhD
na +1comparative substance
Poornima Iyengar
na- against which comparative substance
Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
nacontent to be compared
Mats Wiman


  

Answers


7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
comparative substance


Explanation:
HTH
-Poornima


    Langenscheidt
Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 03:01
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 162

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
40 mins
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10 mins
- against which comparative substance


Explanation:
I'm not sure what they have to sell, but this is the literal translation.
Good luck!

Rasha Brinkmann-Yahya
Local time: 16:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 39
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13 mins
content to be compared


Explanation:
Vergleichsubstanz=zu vergleichende Substanz/Inhalt

comparative substance=verglichbare Substanz


    13 years in Germany + professional experience
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 22:31
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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16 mins peer agreement (net): +2
reference material


Explanation:
In medical contexts, this would be *substance of reference*
as indicated in the following URL:
2. Referenzsubstanz (Vergleichssubstanz)
ist eine gut charakterisierte chemische Substanz oder eine Mischung ...
bioeng.automation.fh-aachen.de/vince/node23.html - 4
other relevant material

If your text is not of medical nature,
I would go for the more vague *reference material*, and rephrase a bit, using nouns instead of half sentences
- subject matter shown
- comparison with relevant reference material
- determination of significant differences

just an idea!



    given
Johanna Timm, PhD
Canada
Local time: 13:31
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 7298
Grading comment
Yes, this has to do with the marketing of prescription drugs. I should have included that in the context.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Roland Grefer
30 mins

agree  Mats Wiman: Good!
42 mins
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