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English translation: dedicated products

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03:47 Oct 4, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: de efecto
IT desarolla productos "de efecto", empleados para alcanzar resultados definidos y precisos. Las pruebas y ensayos realizados en nuesto laboratorio se anticipan a la producción a gran escala, participando nuestro servicio técnico en el seguimiento de la puesta en marcha.
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English translation:dedicated products
Explanation:
"dedicated" is a bit of American engineering jargon, referring to products that are used for a specific purpose and/or to achieve specific defined results (sound familiar? <grin>).

This usage is borne out by your context. "IT develops "dedicated" products that are used to achieve (well-)defined and specific results. Large-scale [or "mass"] production is preceded by tests and trials conducted in our laboratories, and our technical department participates in the post market-introduction follow-up."

You could also smooth out that last phrase: "...participates in follow-up activities after the product has been placed on the market."

Cheers, HC

PS -- If "dedicated" sounds too alien, mult47's "targeted" or "specialized" would be good alternatives.
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 11:48
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Summary of answers provided
nadedicated productsHeathcliff
naPurpose-built, custom-made productsxxxLia Fail
nastock items OR effect-producing products
Yolanda Broad
naready made
Marijke Singer
na"products of total effectiveness" o ...xxxPaul Roige
natargeted or specialized
Frank Johnson
naspecial effect productsTelesforo Fernandez


  

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30 mins
special effect products


Explanation:
I think he refers to special effect products.

Telesforo Fernandez
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1 hr
"products of total effectiveness" o ...


Explanation:
Esto tiene sabor a "producto puntal" ("leading product"), de máxima efectividad, fuerza,impacto o efecto ("top effectiveness/output/impact") Puedes usar cualquiera de éstos términos, aún así, "effectiveness" se usa normalmente cuando se habla de productos. Si el sentido de "de efecto" es de productos innovadores que dejan sin habla a la competencia puedes traducirlo como de consecuencias revolucionarias ("revolutionary effects") salud :-)


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xxxPaul Roige
Spain
Local time: 20:48
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in CatalanCatalan
PRO pts in pair: 442

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1 hr
targeted or specialized


Explanation:
From the description "empleados para alcanzar resultados definidos y precisos" it seems to me that "de efecto" means products targeted for a specific purpose or a specific market.

Frank Johnson
United States
Local time: 13:48
PRO pts in pair: 71

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1 hr
ready made


Explanation:
Hi,
I get the feeling that they mean 'ready made'. I.e., for a specific purpose but that you can buy of the shelf.

Regards,
Marijke

Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 602

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Yolanda Broad

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4 hrs
stock items OR effect-producing products


Explanation:
In other words, products/items that have been tested, then put into large scale products.

From the Oxford SuperLex:
b efectos mpl (frml) (de un comercio) stock; (de un local)
contents (pl)

But... you wouldn't say *stock products*, because that would refer to *livestock products* The complete term, in English, from Termium:
DEF - An item of supply carried at storage point(s) in a supply system to meet anticipated demands. s
1995-07-07

And, by the way, I have done searches for *productos de efecto* on Google and on Alta Vista, and the *only* context I can find for these is for products having specific *chemical*/*medicinal*/*environmental* effects. Got the same results checking for the combination in dictionaries: *psychotropic effect*


    Oxford SuperLex & Termium
    Google & Alta Vista
Yolanda Broad
United States
Local time: 14:48
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 668

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5 hrs
dedicated products


Explanation:
"dedicated" is a bit of American engineering jargon, referring to products that are used for a specific purpose and/or to achieve specific defined results (sound familiar? <grin>).

This usage is borne out by your context. "IT develops "dedicated" products that are used to achieve (well-)defined and specific results. Large-scale [or "mass"] production is preceded by tests and trials conducted in our laboratories, and our technical department participates in the post market-introduction follow-up."

You could also smooth out that last phrase: "...participates in follow-up activities after the product has been placed on the market."

Cheers, HC

PS -- If "dedicated" sounds too alien, mult47's "targeted" or "specialized" would be good alternatives.

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 11:48
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 843
Grading comment
Thanks again.

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Marcos Broc
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8 hrs
Purpose-built, custom-made products


Explanation:
I happened on this by chance (when listing all possible meanings for 'efecto', but as soon as I saw it I could see that it fits with your context of lab. design and specific results.

The dic (Collins Bi) says 'construido al efecto', a ser preciso, but it does make sense in your text.


    Collins Esp_Ing
xxxLia Fail
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