## English translation: a radius less than the area defined

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 Spanish term or phrase: un radio inferior a la zona delimitada English translation: a radius less than the area defined Entered by:

 04:28 Dec 20, 2003
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Law/Patents
 Spanish term or phrase: un radio inferior a la zona delimitada The text says tourist camps may not be located within "...un radio inferior a la zona delimitada por el perímetro de protección de la captación de aguas potables." All I can understand this to mean is that if the delimited area is for example a kilometer across the camp has to be farther than that from the perimeter. The other sections all mentioned a radius of a certain distance. Is this text missing something or am I?
 Local time: 14:43
 a radius less than the area defined Explanation:a radius less than the area defined by the protective perimeter of the drinking water ponding area This is very poorly written since it is defining a "radius", a straight-line value, by an "area", which is rather amorphous, since it can have varying dimensions and is by definition a two-dimensional value that is not comparable. The text is missing something, it is comparing apples and oranges.
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Henry Hinds
United States
Local time: 13:43
 The text is meaningless so I just translated it literally and noted for the proofreader to check the source. I don't even understand why they feel compelled to say "within a radius of a certain distance" when all that is meant is "within a certain distance". 3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5circle with a smaller area than the one delimited by the protection perimeter
 nothing
5a radius less than the area defined
 Henry Hinds
4 +1a smaller radious than that of the defined perimeter
 isaac bekerman
4A radius inferior to the zone defined by the protection perimeter
 Teresita Garcia Ruy Sanchez

Discussion entries: 1

7 mins   confidence:
A radius inferior to the zone defined by the protection perimeter

Explanation:
una opción

 Teresita Garcia Ruy SanchezMexicoLocal time: 13:43Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 300

32 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
a smaller radious than that of the defined perimeter

Explanation:
i believe this is correct

 isaac bekermanUnited StatesLocal time: 15:43Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 19

agree
 19 hrs

1 hr   confidence:
a radius less than the area defined

Explanation:
a radius less than the area defined by the protective perimeter of the drinking water ponding area

This is very poorly written since it is defining a "radius", a straight-line value, by an "area", which is rather amorphous, since it can have varying dimensions and is by definition a two-dimensional value that is not comparable.

The text is missing something, it is comparing apples and oranges.

Exp.
 Henry HindsUnited StatesLocal time: 13:43Native speaker of: English, SpanishPRO pts in pair: 26512
 The text is meaningless so I just translated it literally and noted for the proofreader to check the source. I don't even understand why they feel compelled to say "within a radius of a certain distance" when all that is meant is "within a certain distance".

2 days 7 hrs   confidence:
circle with a smaller area than the one delimited by the protection perimeter

Explanation:
That's what it is meant. Saying radius for circle is very common (and more in English than in Spanish). I suppose it started as a "circle of radious..." and then people forgot about the circle

 nothingLocal time: 20:43Native speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in pair: 260

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