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English translation: flawlessness/perfection

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German term or phrase:Makellosigkeit
English translation:flawlessness/perfection
Entered by: Mats Wiman
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13:11 Aug 16, 2001
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: Makellosigkeit
Talking about criteria for Handelsklassen (commercial grades), such as minimum size, weight etc. The only thing I can come up with is "flawlessness", which does sound very natural. Anyone got a better idea?
flawlessness/perfection
Explanation:
Duden-Oxford on Makellosigkeit:
flawlessness; perfection; spotlessness; immaculateness; impeccability
Selected response from:

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 21:40
Grading comment
Most people seem to agree on this one. Thanks for the suggestion.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
na +4flawlessness/perfection
Mats Wiman
na +1ImpeccabilityKlaus Dorn
nain perfect conditionxxxlone
naImmaculatenessKlaus Dorn
naspotlessnessKlaus Dorn
nalevel or grade of perfectionMartin Schneekloth
na -1Immacularity
Roland Grefer


  

Answers


4 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Immacularity


Explanation:
If you need a noun, that would be it; otherwise use "immaculate".

Roland Grefer
Local time: 15:40
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 231

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Klaus Dorn: it has to be immaculateness
7 mins
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11 mins
Immaculateness


Explanation:
The correct English term here is immaculateness.


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Klaus Dorn
Local time: 23:40
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PRO pts in pair: 1514
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15 mins
level or grade of perfection


Explanation:
in this context and as I understand it grade of perfection seems to be the proper term.

Martin Schneekloth
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17 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Impeccability


Explanation:
Another suggestion, probably even more fitting.

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 23:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1514

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Marcus Malabad: I'd go for this one
1 hr
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21 mins
spotlessness


Explanation:
one more for choice

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 23:40
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27 mins peer agreement (net): +4
flawlessness/perfection


Explanation:
Duden-Oxford on Makellosigkeit:
flawlessness; perfection; spotlessness; immaculateness; impeccability



    Duden-Oxford+MW
Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 21:40
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
Grading comment
Most people seem to agree on this one. Thanks for the suggestion.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Melanie Sellers: best term!!
12 mins

agree  Ursula Peter-Czichi: perfection sounds right
23 mins

agree  IngePreiss
32 mins

agree  xxxBarbaraW: I would stick to flawlessness
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13 hrs
in perfect condition


Explanation:
Hope this helps!


    German Dictionary of Business, Commerce and Finance
xxxlone
Canada
Local time: 15:40
Native speaker of: Danish
PRO pts in pair: 330
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