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English translation: dual control

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German term or phrase:Vier-Augen-Prinzip
English translation:dual control
Entered by: Krokodil
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00:59 Jul 4, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management
German term or phrase: Vier-Augen-Prinzip
The principle that two persons can detect errors, discrepancies etc. better than one, used for example in the Controlling function in business
Krokodil
Germany
Local time: 15:18
dual control
Explanation:
dual control;
closed-shop operation;
separation of functions

Source: EuroDicAutom
Selected response from:

Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 15:18
Grading comment
I'll go for "dual control" here, though there is much to be said for your other suggestions. Thanks to all of you!

4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +1dual control
Brigitte Gendebien
naprinciple of dual controlMarcus Malabad
natwo-heads principleEsmeJ
na -1... on the principle that two heads are better than one.
Michael Grunwald
na -1four-eye principleMartina Ley


  

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11 mins peer agreement (net): +1
dual control


Explanation:
dual control;
closed-shop operation;
separation of functions

Source: EuroDicAutom


    Reference: http://www.gravis.com/products/pro_xte_d1026.html
    Reference: http://www.opennet.net/DualControl/dualcontrolisachievable.h...
Brigitte Gendebien
Belgium
Local time: 15:18
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
I'll go for "dual control" here, though there is much to be said for your other suggestions. Thanks to all of you!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Deborah Shannon: Eurodicautom gives a clear definition
3 hrs
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17 mins peer agreement (net): -1
four-eye principle


Explanation:
Same as in German,

found on several web sites, e.g.
Encryption, access control and the four-eye-principle have
been well-known topics to DESKO engineers for years. ...
on: www.desko.de/Englisch/CustomDevelopment/security_technology...

Martina Ley
Local time: 15:18
Native speaker of: Native in CzechCzech

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Michael Grunwald: German website translation
21 mins

agree  Sonia Rowland: that's thegoing term, whatever anyone else says
1 hr

disagree  Claire Nelson: Beware non-native Euro-English on websites, like "two-figure growth" instead of "double-digit"!
13 hrs
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28 mins
two-heads principle


Explanation:
various encounters in the past

EsmeJ
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47 mins
principle of dual control


Explanation:
Just a variation of Gendebien's answer. See links for quotes.

http://www.silicontrust.com/home/sbs.htm


    Reference: http://www.nwfusion.com/newsletters/sec/2000/0612sec2.html
    Reference: http://www-dbs.cs.uni-sb.de/~mlite/demo/demo_worklist2.htm
Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 15:18
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in category: 8
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38 mins peer agreement (net): -1
... on the principle that two heads are better than one.


Explanation:
Sounds more natural than "2-head principle" - native speaker

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Note added at 2196 days (2007-07-09 09:21:30 GMT) Post-grading
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editorial principle according to which texts are proofread by a 'second set of eyes' [Leo result]

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Note added at 2196 days (2007-07-09 09:29:30 GMT) Post-grading
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2870 hits for phrase : "a second set of eyes"

e.g. "In addition, they allow a chance for a second set of eyes to ensure the procedures meet accepted guidelines for injury management."


Michael Grunwald
Local time: 22:18
Native speaker of: English

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Deborah Shannon: A bit off the meaning:the 2nd person is to control the 1st person's decisions or access to sensitive material.
3 hrs
  -> The asker indicated a different meaning to this: "two persons can detect errors, discrepancies etc."
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Changes made by editors
May 5, 2009 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)(none) » Management


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