maglia insediativa

English translation: the pattern of settlement

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Italian term or phrase:maglia insediativa
English translation:the pattern of settlement
Entered by: Tom in London

13:55 Oct 22, 2013
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography / demographics
Italian term or phrase: maglia insediativa
È fuor di dubbio che uno dei più significativi aspetti del sistema ambientale e della secolare evoluzione geostorica dell’entroterra sia costituito dalla coesistenza tra maglia insediativa e ambienti fluviali.

settlement network?
Verona
the pattern of settlement
Explanation:
In my opinion "pattern" is better in English than "network". "Settlement" is intentionally in the singular,

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Note added at 7 mins (2013-10-22 14:02:11 GMT)
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"maglia" implies that the settlements were built according to a grid, which is just possible if the grid was a Roman centuriation. But even if this were the case it is unlikely that much of the Roman grid would remain strong today.
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the pattern of settlement


Explanation:
In my opinion "pattern" is better in English than "network". "Settlement" is intentionally in the singular,

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Note added at 7 mins (2013-10-22 14:02:11 GMT)
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"maglia" implies that the settlements were built according to a grid, which is just possible if the grid was a Roman centuriation. But even if this were the case it is unlikely that much of the Roman grid would remain strong today.

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  James (Jim) Davis
38 mins

agree  philgoddard: It doesn't necessarily mean a grid. It's just a mesh of interlinked settlements.
39 mins

agree  Giles Watson
1 hr

agree  Jo Macdonald: Yep, or settlement pattern
18 hrs
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