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08:49 Nov 23, 2000
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase: Equifinalidad
Computer term
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Summary of answers provided
naEQUIFINALITYxxxLia Fail
naEnglish:Management Operations
Yolanda Broad


  

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1 hr
English:Management Operations


Explanation:
From Termium:

English:Management Operations
English:Management Operations
equifinality s CORRECT
OBS - The characteristic of an open system of being able to arrive at a given state by many paths and/or from many starting states. s
1981-02-04s CORRECT
OBS - The characteristic of an open system of being able to arrive at a given state by many paths and/or from many starting states. s
1981-02-04


    Reference: http://www.termium.com
Yolanda Broad
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4 hrs
EQUIFINALITY


Explanation:
A term adopted from biology - see extract

http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:pespmc1.vub.ac.be/ASC/E...

"A behavior that is oriented towards reaching certain final conditions or states regardless of where it started. Bertalanffy argued that equifinality characterizes the behavior of biological organisms but not that of physical devices and can therefore be used to distinguish between these. The modelling of such behavior by computers has blurred this distinction..."

xxxLia Fail
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