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12:04 Apr 22, 2019
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / corporate image
Italian term or phrase: sedimentabilità
From a book on management.

"L’immagine aziendale, in quanto bene intangibile, gode di alcune peculiarità, quali l’unicità, la sedimentabilità, l’incrementabilità, la scarsa acquisibilità e riproducibilità, la molteplicità d’uso, la deperibilità e la trasferibilità . Tutto questo significa che si tratta di un fattore “unico” non acquisibile sul mercato, in quanto creato e realizzato all’interno dell’azienda e, come tale, si raffigura come una parte del patrimonio aziendale in grado di discernere l’azienda dai concorrenti."

I am not quite sure what is meant by sedimentabilità in this context when describing corporate image. Below is the definition of sedimentazione in Treccani and was trying to find a suitable term or phrase in English. Perhaps "evolve"? Any help would be appreciated.

5. fig. Fase di evoluzione, di riposo attivo, durante la quale si elabora una maturazione o si concretizza e perfeziona uno sviluppo, un cambiamento: concezioni nuove, che hanno bisogno di un periodo di s. per attecchire; dopo una fase di s. i loro rapporti sono migliorati.
Giovanni Orlando
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3(ability to) trickle down / trickle through
Shera Lyn Parpia
3underlying catchiness
Adrian MM.

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underlying catchiness

'....che hanno bisogno di un periodo di s. per attecchire'... so to 'catch on'.

I recall 'sedimentability' from chemistry lessons in a past age at school where some 'masters' (teachers) had indeed, coincidentally, been the 'dregs of British society'.

Note added at 11 hrs (2019-04-22 23:17:56 GMT)

Last offer: cumulative recognisability.

Example sentence(s):
  • The sedimentability of eight acid hydrolases in an homogenate from root tips of Zea mays(L.) varied between 13% (α-glucosidase) and 46% .
  • There was a devil-may-care-but-I-do mentality to their songs, and a fuzzed sound with raised-voice vocals that belied the underlying catchiness ..

Adrian MM.
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(ability to) trickle down / trickle through

just another idea

even "trickle down effect"

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Trickle through - Idioms by The Free Dictionary through
[for someone or something] to move through something little by little. The people trickled through the door into the store in far smaller numbers than we had expected. They trickled through very slowly. See also: through, trickle.

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