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06:04 Jul 16, 2000
Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering
Spanish term or phrase:...MOTOR de ECRA..
In fact this is Portuguese, but I'm hoping that engineering translators might come up with something. Context is heating and cooling systems. ECRA means 'screen', 'pantalla', but could there possibly be another technical meaning (I have consulted dic/ency/tech&sci vols)? Is there such a thing as a 'screen motor/engine'? Sounds unlikely, doesn't it?
Explanation: Please consider carefully before settling on an abbreviation. The Environmental Cleanup Responsibility Act (ECRA) was a piece of legislation enacted in 1983 by the U.S. state of New Jersey, and retitled in 1993 as the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA). Connecting it to Portuguese engines or motors is a bit of a stretch, to say the least. Moreover, "ECRA" covers a surprisingly large number of organizations: Episcopal Caring Response to AIDS, the Ethical Consumer Research Association, the Early Career Research Awards program, and the Elkhart County Radio Association, to name a few. -- On another tack entirely, would it fit your context to describe the motor as an (electrically) "shielded motor"? This would make sense if "ecra~" were a word rather than an abbreviation. -- Hope this helps! HC
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