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Spanish term or phrase:ilusorio
English translation:unrealistic
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15:29 Feb 6, 2012
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Social Sciences - Human Resources / Abstract of paper on health care at work
Spanish term or phrase: ilusorio
This sentence ( ** marks term) - really a question of grammar/lexis, I think, is it a South American usage, for example?

Sin pretensiones de determinar “impactos netos” de un “factor” en las condiciones orgánicas de una mano de obra, **ilusorias** con la información empleada, una explotación estadística y cronológica de ésta y su análisis longitudinal basado en un número importante de “historiales” médicos reconstruidos ilustran algunas realidades y facilitan la reflexión sobre sus condicionantes
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David Hollywood
Local time: 12:14
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Thanks, Phil - it's obvious when you see it!
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3 +3unrealistic
David Hollywood
4providing scarce information
Ana Ricca



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David Hollywood
Local time: 12:14
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Thanks, Phil - it's obvious when you see it!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: Or illusory.
18 mins
  -> thanks Phil :)

agree  Pamela Olea
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agree  Richard Hill
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1 day 5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
providing scarce information

Ilusorio means deceiving, ficticious, irreal or with no value.
I think that in your text, the writer is complaining that the information given had little or no value for decision making "he had no intention to determine the net impact"

I would translate it as scarce information as it has a less strong connotation than "deceiving".

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Ana Ricca
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