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Romanian term or phrase:Termen de elita
English translation:choice term
Entered by: DR. RICHARD BAVRY
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03:01 Jul 3, 2001
Romanian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Science
Romanian term or phrase: Termen de elita
In vocabularul limbii romane exista mai multi termeni de elita
iulia
choice term
Explanation:
I would render it in what I consider to be perhaps somewhat better English:

The vocabulary of the Romanian language contains several choice terms.

see
http://www.bartleby.com/61/72/C0317200.html

choice

PRONUNCIATION: chois
NOUN: 1. The act of choosing; selection. 2. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option. 3. One that is chosen. 4. A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors. 5. The best or most preferable part. 6. Care in choosing. 7. An alternative.
ADJECTIVE: Inflected forms: choic·er, choic·est
1a. *Of very fine quality.* b. Appealing to refined taste. 2. Selected with care. 3. Of the U.S. Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
IDIOM: of choice Preferred above others of the same kind or set: “the much used leveraged buyout as the weapon of choice” (Alison Leigh Cowan).
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English chois, from Old French, from choisir, to choose, from Vulgar Latin *causre, of Germanic origin. See geus- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS: choicely —ADVERB
choiceness —NOUN

SYNONYMS: choice, alternative, option, preference, selection, election These nouns denote the act, power, or right of choosing. Choice implies broadly the freedom to choose from a set: The store offers a wide choice of vegetables. I had no choice in the matter. Alternative emphasizes choice between only two possibilities or courses of action: “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth…. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do” (Jane Austen). Option often stresses a power or liberty to choose that has been granted: The legislature outlined several tax options. Preference indicates choice based on one's values, bias, or predilections: We were offered our preference of wines. Selection suggests a variety of things or persons to choose from: The video store had a wide selection of foreign films. Election especially emphasizes the use of judgment: The university recommends the election of courses in literature. See also synonyms at delicate.

Note that as indicated above for the idiom "of choice" the meaning would be pretty much "preferred above others" which is not the case here.

Regards,

Rich
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na +1choice termDR. RICHARD BAVRY
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11 mins
Term of choice


Explanation:
The vocabulary of the Romanian language contains several terms of choice.


    terms of choice = termeni de elita, termeni alesi
A.Albu
Romania
Local time: 21:00
Native speaker of: Native in RomanianRomanian
PRO pts in pair: 1111
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41 mins peer agreement (net): +1
choice term


Explanation:
I would render it in what I consider to be perhaps somewhat better English:

The vocabulary of the Romanian language contains several choice terms.

see
http://www.bartleby.com/61/72/C0317200.html

choice

PRONUNCIATION: chois
NOUN: 1. The act of choosing; selection. 2. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option. 3. One that is chosen. 4. A number or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of styles and colors. 5. The best or most preferable part. 6. Care in choosing. 7. An alternative.
ADJECTIVE: Inflected forms: choic·er, choic·est
1a. *Of very fine quality.* b. Appealing to refined taste. 2. Selected with care. 3. Of the U.S. Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
IDIOM: of choice Preferred above others of the same kind or set: “the much used leveraged buyout as the weapon of choice” (Alison Leigh Cowan).
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English chois, from Old French, from choisir, to choose, from Vulgar Latin *causre, of Germanic origin. See geus- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS: choicely —ADVERB
choiceness —NOUN

SYNONYMS: choice, alternative, option, preference, selection, election These nouns denote the act, power, or right of choosing. Choice implies broadly the freedom to choose from a set: The store offers a wide choice of vegetables. I had no choice in the matter. Alternative emphasizes choice between only two possibilities or courses of action: “An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth…. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do” (Jane Austen). Option often stresses a power or liberty to choose that has been granted: The legislature outlined several tax options. Preference indicates choice based on one's values, bias, or predilections: We were offered our preference of wines. Selection suggests a variety of things or persons to choose from: The video store had a wide selection of foreign films. Election especially emphasizes the use of judgment: The university recommends the election of courses in literature. See also synonyms at delicate.

Note that as indicated above for the idiom "of choice" the meaning would be pretty much "preferred above others" which is not the case here.

Regards,

Rich


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DR. RICHARD BAVRY
PRO pts in pair: 8

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