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14:36 Jul 17, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Spanish term or phrase: sistema de evaluación de flancos
I can't find flancos in English anywhere that makes sense for the context.

"Programación y uso de contadores y sistemas de evaluación de flancos"

(also re programmable automatons)

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4 +1system of flank evaluation
John Guzman
4wings, sides



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wings, sides

I don't know what your text is entirely, but my technical dictionary refers to flancos as "wings" Maybe this helps.

Note added at 2002-07-17 14:42:34 (GMT)

it also refers to \"flanks\"

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system of flank evaluation

That is the translation, Flank.

Note added at 2002-07-17 14:43:08 (GMT)

I think for the best translation you should use the direct term. Here are some definitions of Flank, see if one of them fits what you are looking for.


\\Flank\\ (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. Flaccid, Flanch, Flange.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef.

2. (Mil.) (a) The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side.

When to right and left the front

Divided, and to either flank retired. --Milton. (b) (Fort.) That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet. See Illust. of Bastion.

3. (Arch.) The side of any building. --Brands.

4. That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line.

Flank attack (Mil.), an attack upon the side of an army or body of troops, distinguished from one upon its front or rear.

Flank company (Mil.), a certain number of troops drawn up on the right or left of a battalion; usually grenadiers, light infantry, or riflemen.

Flank defense (Fort.), protection of a work against undue exposure to an enemy\'s direct fire, by means of the fire from other works, sweeping the ground in its front.

Flank en potence (Mil.), any part of the right or left wing formed at a projecting angle with the line.

Flank files, the first men on the right, and the last on the left, of a company, battalion, etc.

Flank march, a march made parallel or obliquely to an enemy\'s position, in order to turn it or to attack him on the flank.

Flank movement, a change of march by an army, or portion of one, in order to turn one or both wings of the enemy, or to take up a new position.

Flanks of a frontier, salient points in a national boundary, strengthened to protect the frontier against hostile incursion.

Flank patrol, detachments acting independently of the column of an army, but patrolling along its flanks, to secure it against surprise and to observe the movements of the enemy.
Source: Webster\'s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.

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