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English translation: EDP

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04:55 Aug 25, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: EDV
Is there an abbreviation in english as well?

thanks in advance!
Dr Janine Manuel BSc BHB MBChB
New Zealand
Local time: 07:51
English translation:EDP
Explanation:
Electronic Data Processing. This is the corresponding term.
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Eivind Lilleskjaeret
Local time: 19:51
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Summary of answers provided
na +1IT
Sven Petersson
na +1EDP
Yves Georges
naEDP
Eivind Lilleskjaeret


  

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7 mins peer agreement (net): +1
IT


Explanation:
Information Technology


    My geriatric brain.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 19:51
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1628

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Anne Sykes: more up-to-date than EDP
6 mins
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  mckinnc: exactly!
6 mins
  -> Thank you very much!

disagree  dieter haake: it's more up-to-date, but it's not the translation of EDV (=EDP)
36 mins
  -> Thank you very much!
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11 mins
EDP


Explanation:
Electronic Data Processing. This is the corresponding term.


    The Oxford-Duden
Eivind Lilleskjaeret
Local time: 19:51
Native speaker of: Native in NorwegianNorwegian
PRO pts in pair: 65

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  mckinnc: I've never heard this used; it's really a literal translation
3 mins
  -> I bow to the native speaker. However, IT refers to the underlying tech. which facilitates Electronic Data Processing

agree  Poornima Iyengar: you are absolutely right!
9 mins
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
EDP


Explanation:
For your information Colin, if you ever read this, I think you are right: it is a literal translation... from English into German!
However it is true that IT is covering about the same thing and is widely used today, I haven(t heard or read EDP for years.



Yves Georges
France
Local time: 19:51
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 185

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mary Worby: Agree with you Yves, I've only ever seen EDP in translations!
17 hrs
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