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conglomeration

  • 1 aglomeración

    f.
    1 crowd, mass.
    2 agglomeration, conglomeration, accumulation, clump.
    3 cohesion.
    * * *
    1 agglomeration
    2 (de gente) crowd
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    * * *
    a) ( de gente)
    b) ( de tráfico) buildup
    * * *
    = overcrowding [over-crowding], agglomeration, agglomerate, crowding.
    Ex. We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as grouping of books shown and the number included (clutter is ugly and overcrowding confuses the eye).
    Ex. These may be described perhaps as agglomerations of subjects for which there is literary warrant; indeed, they formed a part of Wyndham Hulme's argument for literary warrant.
    Ex. The latter plays an important role in that it is used as an anteriorizing symbol to give the notation for agglomerates.
    Ex. Nearly all librarians were enthusiastic about the drawing power of public access computers in spite of the drawbacks such as theft, noise and crowding.
    ----
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * producir aglomeraciones = cause + crowding.
    * seguridad en las aglomeraciones = crowd safety.
    * * *
    a) ( de gente)
    b) ( de tráfico) buildup
    * * *
    = overcrowding [over-crowding], agglomeration, agglomerate, crowding.

    Ex: We can learn from good shopwindow displays and from the best museums about such matters as grouping of books shown and the number included (clutter is ugly and overcrowding confuses the eye).

    Ex: These may be described perhaps as agglomerations of subjects for which there is literary warrant; indeed, they formed a part of Wyndham Hulme's argument for literary warrant.
    Ex: The latter plays an important role in that it is used as an anteriorizing symbol to give the notation for agglomerates.
    Ex: Nearly all librarians were enthusiastic about the drawing power of public access computers in spite of the drawbacks such as theft, noise and crowding.
    * horas de menos aglomeración = off-peak times.
    * producir aglomeraciones = cause + crowding.
    * seguridad en las aglomeraciones = crowd safety.

    * * *
    se produjo una aglomeración en torno a la estrella a crowd gathered around the star
    para evitar que se produzcan aglomeraciones en el centro de la ciudad to avoid buildups of traffic in the city center
    la mayoría vive en las aglomeraciones urbanas the majority live in the built-up urban areas
    * * *

    aglomeración sustantivo femenino
    a) ( de gente):


    para evitar las aglomeraciones to avoid crowding;
    las aglomeraciones urbanas the built-up urban areas

    aglomeración sustantivo femenino agglomeration
    (gentío) crowd
    ' aglomeración' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    bulla
    - hacinamiento
    English:
    crush
    * * *
    [de objetos, sustancia] build-up; [de gente] crowd;
    se esperan grandes aglomeraciones en el centro [de gente] huge crowds are expected in the centre;
    [de tráfico] a heavy build-up of traffic is expected in the centre aglomeración urbana urban sprawl
    * * *
    f de gente crowd
    * * *
    1) : conglomeration, mass
    2) gentío: crowd

    Spanish-English dictionary > aglomeración

  • 2 aproximarse

    1 to come near, come closer
    * * *
    * * *
    VPR
    1) (=arrimarse) to come near, come closer

    aproximarse a(=acercarse) to near, approach

    2)

    aproximarse a[+ cierta edad] to be nearly, be getting on for

    3)

    aproximarse a(=intentar reconciliarse) to approach, approximate to

    * * *
    (v.) = near, lie + ahead, get + closer, be just in the ballpark, roll in
    Ex. However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex. It is possible to make generalizations leading to predictions of what lies ahead for geoscience information professionals.
    Ex. We are not ready for it yet, but we are getting closer every day.
    Ex. Many things do not have to be perfect, just in the ballpark.
    Ex. With the summer rolling in, many of you might be looking for instructions on how to make fresh iced tea.
    * * *
    (v.) = near, lie + ahead, get + closer, be just in the ballpark, roll in

    Ex: However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.

    Ex: It is possible to make generalizations leading to predictions of what lies ahead for geoscience information professionals.
    Ex: We are not ready for it yet, but we are getting closer every day.
    Ex: Many things do not have to be perfect, just in the ballpark.
    Ex: With the summer rolling in, many of you might be looking for instructions on how to make fresh iced tea.

    * * *

    ■aproximarse verbo reflexivo to approach [a, -]
    ' aproximarse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    andar
    - juntarse
    - rondar
    - acercar
    - aproximar
    - lindar
    - rayar
    English:
    approximate
    - come up to
    - approach
    * * *
    vpr
    1. [en el espacio] to approach, to come closer;
    el autobús se aproximaba a la parada the bus was approaching the stop;
    nos aproximamos a la capital we are approaching the capital;
    el déficit se aproxima a los seis millones the deficit is close to six million
    2. [en el tiempo]
    se aproximan las vacaciones the holidays are drawing nearer o approaching
    3. [parecerse] to be similar;
    un régimen que intenta aproximarse a un sistema democrático a regime that is trying to become more like a democracy;
    no hay ningún lenguaje que se le aproxime there's no other language which resembles it
    * * *
    v/r approach;
    aproximarse a la verdad get close to the truth;
    aproximarse a los setenta be approaching seventy;
    se aproxima el invierno winter is coming
    * * *
    vr
    acercarse, arrimarse: to approach, to move closer
    * * *
    aproximarse vb (acercarse) to approach / to get near

    Spanish-English dictionary > aproximarse

  • 3 cancelar

    v.
    1 to cancel.
    Pedro canceló la otra deuda Peter canceled the other debt.
    Ella canceló el acto de agresión She canceled=counteracted the act of...
    Pedro canceló ayer Peter canceled=paid off yesterday.
    Pedro canceló su membresía Peter canceled his membership.
    María cancela sus malos pensamientos Mary canceled her bad thoughts.
    2 to pay, to settle (deuda).
    3 to pay off, to cancel.
    * * *
    1 (anular) to cancel
    2 (saldar una deuda) to settle, pay
    * * *
    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) [+ pedido, suscripción, tarjeta] to cancel; [+ cuenta bancaria] to close
    2) [+ reunión, concierto, viaje, proyecto] to cancel
    3) [+ deuda] to pay off
    4) LAm (=pagar) to pay, settle
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <reunión/viaje/pedido> to cancel
    2) < deuda> to settle, pay off; < cuenta> to pay
    * * *
    = cancel, kill, wipe out, waive, pull + the plug on, drive out, counteract, block off, write off, call off.
    Ex. Pressing the RESET key cancels the insert mode.
    Ex. He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".
    Ex. Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex. When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex. However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex. The development of user-friendly interfaces to data bases may drive out the unspecialised information broker in the long run.
    Ex. Closed system tendencies, such as invoking system controls designed to counteract differences and correct deviations (thus scoring creativity as error), only push the institution more rapidly toward extinction.
    Ex. A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex. They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex. The second training run for the marathon was called off because of poor weather conditions.
    ----
    * cancelar debido a la lluvia = rain out, wash out.
    * cancelar por la lluvia = rain out, wash out.
    * cancelar una reunión = call off + meeting.
    * cancelar una suscripción = churn.
    * sin cancelar = uncancelled.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo
    1) <reunión/viaje/pedido> to cancel
    2) < deuda> to settle, pay off; < cuenta> to pay
    * * *
    = cancel, kill, wipe out, waive, pull + the plug on, drive out, counteract, block off, write off, call off.

    Ex: Pressing the RESET key cancels the insert mode.

    Ex: He was looking for the book 'Flowers and Bullets and Freedom to kill' = Estaba buscando el libro "Flores, balas y libertad para matar".
    Ex: Strong economic forces, inflation and an over-strong pound wiped out any noticeable benefits of EEC membership to industry.
    Ex: When only partial success in contracted terms is achieved, the repayment due may be reduced or waived.
    Ex: However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex: The development of user-friendly interfaces to data bases may drive out the unspecialised information broker in the long run.
    Ex: Closed system tendencies, such as invoking system controls designed to counteract differences and correct deviations (thus scoring creativity as error), only push the institution more rapidly toward extinction.
    Ex: A globalizing world so devoted to 'diversity,' as the present one is, can ill afford to block off one particular communication channel in favor of any other.
    Ex: They express concern over Povinelli's certainty in writing off that multicultural project, however.
    Ex: The second training run for the marathon was called off because of poor weather conditions.
    * cancelar debido a la lluvia = rain out, wash out.
    * cancelar por la lluvia = rain out, wash out.
    * cancelar una reunión = call off + meeting.
    * cancelar una suscripción = churn.
    * sin cancelar = uncancelled.

    * * *
    cancelar [A1 ]
    vt
    A (anular) ‹concierto/reunión› to cancel; ‹viaje/vuelo› to cancel; ‹pedido› to cancel
    1 ‹deuda› to settle, pay off; ‹cuenta› to pay
    2 ( Chi) (en una tienda) to pay for
    C ( Inf) to cancel
    ■ cancelar
    vi
    ( Chi) to pay
    * * *

     

    cancelar ( conjugate cancelar) verbo transitivo
    a)reunión/viaje/pedido to cancel

    b) deuda to settle, pay off;

    cuenta to pay
    cancelar verbo transitivo
    1 (una cuenta, viaje, etc) to cancel
    2 (una deuda) to pay off
    3 (una puerta) to close off
    ' cancelar' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    suspender
    English:
    annihilate
    - cancel
    - expunge
    - pay off
    - rain off
    - redeem
    - stop
    - withdraw
    - write off
    - pay
    - repay
    - write
    * * *
    vt
    1. [contrato, vuelo, reunión] to cancel
    2. [deuda] to pay, to settle
    3. Informát to cancel
    4. Chile, Ven [compra] to pay for
    vi
    Chile, Ven [pagar] to pay
    * * *
    v/t
    1 tb INFOR cancel
    2 deuda, cuenta settle, pay
    * * *
    1) : to cancel
    2) : to pay off, to settle
    * * *
    1. (suspender) to cancel [pt. & pp. cancelled]
    2. (saldar) to pay off [pt. & pp. paid] / to settle

    Spanish-English dictionary > cancelar

  • 4 conglomerado

    adj.
    conglomerate.
    m.
    1 conglomerate (geology & Tec).
    2 aggregate, conglomerate, lump.
    3 conglomerchant.
    4 glomerate.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: conglomerar.
    * * *
    1 TÉCNICA conglomerate
    2 figurado conglomeration, collection
    * * *
    SM
    1) (Geol, Téc) conglomerate
    2) (=aglomeración) conglomeration
    * * *
    1) ( acumulación) conglomeration
    2)
    a) (Geol) conglomerate
    b) ( de madera) conglomerate
    c) ( de empresas) conglomerate
    * * *
    Ex. The conglomerate consists of cobbles and boulders of slate, granite, and quartzite.
    ----
    * conglomerado de empresas = conglomerate.
    * creación de conglomerados = conglomeration.
    * un conglomerado de = a conglomeration of.
    * * *
    1) ( acumulación) conglomeration
    2)
    a) (Geol) conglomerate
    b) ( de madera) conglomerate
    c) ( de empresas) conglomerate
    * * *

    Ex: The conglomerate consists of cobbles and boulders of slate, granite, and quartzite.

    * conglomerado de empresas = conglomerate.
    * creación de conglomerados = conglomeration.
    * un conglomerado de = a conglomeration of.

    * * *
    A (acumulación) conglomeration
    B
    1 ( Geol) conglomerate
    2 (de madera) conglomerate
    3 (de empresas) conglomerate
    * * *

    Del verbo conglomerar: ( conjugate conglomerar)

    conglomerado es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    conglomerado    
    conglomerar
    conglomerado sustantivo masculino
    conglomeration
    conglomerado sustantivo masculino
    1 (masa compacta) conglomerate
    2 (de circunstancias) conglomeration
    ' conglomerado' also found in these entries:
    English:
    conglomerate
    * * *
    1. [conjunto, mezcla] combination;
    un conglomerado de problemas a combination of problems
    2. [de madera] chipboard
    3. Geol conglomerate
    4. [de hoteles, empresas] conglomerate
    * * *
    m GEOL conglomerate
    * * *
    conglomerado, -da adj
    : conglomerate, mixed
    : conglomerate, conglomeration

    Spanish-English dictionary > conglomerado

  • 5 creación

    f.
    creation, formation, generation.
    * * *
    1 (gen) creation
    2 (fundación) foundation, establishment, setting up
    * * *
    noun f.
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=acción)
    a) [de obra, objeto, empleo, ambiente] creation
    b) [de empresa, asociación]
    2) (=cosa creada) creation
    3)

    la Creación — (Rel) the Creation

    * * *
    1)
    a) ( acción) creation
    b) ( cosa creada) creation
    2) (Relig) la Creación the Creation
    * * *
    = assignment, authoring, building, construction, creation, establishment, formation, foundation, generation, provision, setting up, organisation [organization, -USA], brain child [brainchild], constitution, fashioning, crafting, oeuvre, set-up.
    Ex. Similar principles may be applied in the formulation and assignment of headings irrespective of the physical form of the document.
    Ex. This article presents a detailed discussion of the use of Hypermedia for authoring, organisation and presentation of information.
    Ex. Building a search profile has much in common with building a document profile during indexing.
    Ex. In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex. It is worth briefly observing a general approach to the creation of a data base.
    Ex. Music, especially classical works, often requires the establishment of a uniform title.
    Ex. In 1970 she pointed to inconsistencies in the formation and arrangement of headings, the presence of useless ones, and variations in actual practice from what is thought to be practiced.
    Ex. In the early part of the 20th century donations were received from William K. Bixby which led to the foundation of the rare book collection.
    Ex. Information retrieval follows from the generation of an index.
    Ex. Some school libraries are becoming involved in life-long learning but local government and public libraries must take responsibility for provisions for this.
    Ex. This contribution outlines the setting up of the systems, its benefits and problems encountered.
    Ex. This article discusses the history of the organisation of readers' camps for students of secondary schools in Slovakia which dates back to 1979.
    Ex. This paper reports an interview with Michael O'Donnell, whose brainchild, Salon Magazine is a successful World Wide Web only publication that has managed to forge a powerful identity without a printed counterpart.
    Ex. The chemical constitution of these materials is described and their deterioration characteristics explained.
    Ex. The university is a major force in the fashioning of the constantly changing urban way of life.
    Ex. This volume tellingly reveals the many negotiations, improvisations, sleights-of-hand, and slipknots that were a part of the crafting of Hitchcock's films.
    Ex. For about a 3rd of the departments, publications not covered in citation indexes accounted for at least 30 per cent of the citations to their total oeuvre.
    Ex. Areas of particular concern are: equipment set-up and use; helping develop search strategies, logon/logoff procedures; and emergency assistance when things go wrong.
    ----
    * artes de creación literaria y artística, las = creative arts, the.
    * compañía de nueva creación = startup [start-up].
    * creación artística = art work.
    * creación artística barata = kitsch.
    * creación de acuerdo de colaboración = partnership building.
    * creación de categorías = categorisation [categorization, -USA].
    * creación de coaliciones = coalition building.
    * creación de conglomerados = conglomeration.
    * creación de depósitos de datos = data warehousing.
    * creación de documentos secundarios = surrogacy.
    * creación de empleo = job creation.
    * creación de imágenes digitales = digital imaging.
    * creación de impedimentos = fence building.
    * creación de las montañas = mountain-building.
    * creación de lazos de amistad entre hombres = male bonding.
    * creación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * creación de los índices de un libro = back-of-the-book indexing, back-of-book indexing.
    * creación de modelos = modelling [modeling, -USA].
    * creación de obstáculos = fence building.
    * creación de perfiles de usuario = user profiling.
    * creación de prototipos = prototyping.
    * creación de referencias cruzadas = cross-referencing.
    * creación de réplicas en Internet = mirroring.
    * creación de servidor copia = site mirroring.
    * creación de servidor espejo = site mirroring.
    * creación de servidor réplica = site mirroring.
    * creación de sitio espejo = site mirroring.
    * creación de sustitutos documentales = surrogacy.
    * creación divina = divine creation.
    * creación rápida de prototipos = rapid prototyping.
    * de creación = authorial.
    * de reciente creación = newly developed [newly-developed].
    * empresa de nueva creación = this sort of thing, startup [start-up].
    * investigación para la creación de innovaciones = innovation research.
    * milagro de la creación, el = miracle of creation, the.
    * obra de creación literaria = fiction book.
    * obra de creación original = creative work.
    * obras de creación literaria = fiction.
    * tecnología para la creación de imágenes digitales = digital imaging technology.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( acción) creation
    b) ( cosa creada) creation
    2) (Relig) la Creación the Creation
    * * *
    = assignment, authoring, building, construction, creation, establishment, formation, foundation, generation, provision, setting up, organisation [organization, -USA], brain child [brainchild], constitution, fashioning, crafting, oeuvre, set-up.

    Ex: Similar principles may be applied in the formulation and assignment of headings irrespective of the physical form of the document.

    Ex: This article presents a detailed discussion of the use of Hypermedia for authoring, organisation and presentation of information.
    Ex: Building a search profile has much in common with building a document profile during indexing.
    Ex: In the attempt to match the above criteria, there are two fundamentally distinct avenues to the construction of the schedules of a classification scheme.
    Ex: It is worth briefly observing a general approach to the creation of a data base.
    Ex: Music, especially classical works, often requires the establishment of a uniform title.
    Ex: In 1970 she pointed to inconsistencies in the formation and arrangement of headings, the presence of useless ones, and variations in actual practice from what is thought to be practiced.
    Ex: In the early part of the 20th century donations were received from William K. Bixby which led to the foundation of the rare book collection.
    Ex: Information retrieval follows from the generation of an index.
    Ex: Some school libraries are becoming involved in life-long learning but local government and public libraries must take responsibility for provisions for this.
    Ex: This contribution outlines the setting up of the systems, its benefits and problems encountered.
    Ex: This article discusses the history of the organisation of readers' camps for students of secondary schools in Slovakia which dates back to 1979.
    Ex: This paper reports an interview with Michael O'Donnell, whose brainchild, Salon Magazine is a successful World Wide Web only publication that has managed to forge a powerful identity without a printed counterpart.
    Ex: The chemical constitution of these materials is described and their deterioration characteristics explained.
    Ex: The university is a major force in the fashioning of the constantly changing urban way of life.
    Ex: This volume tellingly reveals the many negotiations, improvisations, sleights-of-hand, and slipknots that were a part of the crafting of Hitchcock's films.
    Ex: For about a 3rd of the departments, publications not covered in citation indexes accounted for at least 30 per cent of the citations to their total oeuvre.
    Ex: Areas of particular concern are: equipment set-up and use; helping develop search strategies, logon/logoff procedures; and emergency assistance when things go wrong.
    * artes de creación literaria y artística, las = creative arts, the.
    * compañía de nueva creación = startup [start-up].
    * creación artística = art work.
    * creación artística barata = kitsch.
    * creación de acuerdo de colaboración = partnership building.
    * creación de categorías = categorisation [categorization, -USA].
    * creación de coaliciones = coalition building.
    * creación de conglomerados = conglomeration.
    * creación de depósitos de datos = data warehousing.
    * creación de documentos secundarios = surrogacy.
    * creación de empleo = job creation.
    * creación de imágenes digitales = digital imaging.
    * creación de impedimentos = fence building.
    * creación de las montañas = mountain-building.
    * creación de lazos de amistad entre hombres = male bonding.
    * creación de leyes = rulemaking [rule-making].
    * creación de los índices de un libro = back-of-the-book indexing, back-of-book indexing.
    * creación de modelos = modelling [modeling, -USA].
    * creación de obstáculos = fence building.
    * creación de perfiles de usuario = user profiling.
    * creación de prototipos = prototyping.
    * creación de referencias cruzadas = cross-referencing.
    * creación de réplicas en Internet = mirroring.
    * creación de servidor copia = site mirroring.
    * creación de servidor espejo = site mirroring.
    * creación de servidor réplica = site mirroring.
    * creación de sitio espejo = site mirroring.
    * creación de sustitutos documentales = surrogacy.
    * creación divina = divine creation.
    * creación rápida de prototipos = rapid prototyping.
    * de creación = authorial.
    * de reciente creación = newly developed [newly-developed].
    * empresa de nueva creación = this sort of thing, startup [start-up].
    * investigación para la creación de innovaciones = innovation research.
    * milagro de la creación, el = miracle of creation, the.
    * obra de creación literaria = fiction book.
    * obra de creación original = creative work.
    * obras de creación literaria = fiction.
    * tecnología para la creación de imágenes digitales = digital imaging technology.

    * * *
    A
    1 (acción) creation
    la posibilidad de la creación de un organismo que … the possibility of setting up o creating a body which …
    la creación de 500 nuevos puestos de trabajo the creation of 500 new jobs
    la creación de un sistema más equitativo the creation o establishment of a fairer system
    un siglo de espléndida creación literaria y artística a century of outstanding creative activity, both literary and artistic
    2 (cosa creada) creation
    una de las grandes creaciones literarias de nuestro tiempo one of the great literary creations o works of our time
    una creación de un famoso modisto francés a creation by a famous French designer
    B ( Relig)
    la Creación the Creation
    * * *

     

    creación sustantivo femenino

    b) (Relig)


    creación sustantivo femenino creation
    ' creación' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    dudosa
    - dudoso
    - invención
    - empleo
    - engendro
    - obra
    English:
    brainchild
    - creation
    - making
    - brain
    - development
    - establishment
    - job
    * * *
    1. [acción] creation;
    la creación de empleo job creation;
    la creación de riqueza the creation of wealth;
    la creación artística artistic creativity;
    creación literaria [materia] creative writing;
    su objetivo es la creación a largo plazo de una sociedad más justa their long-term aim is to create a fairer society
    2. [resultado] creation;
    una de las últimas creaciones del escultor belga one of the Belgian sculptor's latest creations
    3.
    la Creación [el mundo] Creation
    * * *
    f creation
    * * *
    creación nf, pl - ciones : creation
    * * *
    creación n creation

    Spanish-English dictionary > creación

  • 6 creación de conglomerados

    Ex. This article considers reasons for and dangers of conglomeration.
    * * *

    Ex: This article considers reasons for and dangers of conglomeration.

    Spanish-English dictionary > creación de conglomerados

  • 7 impreciso

    adj.
    1 imprecise, indefinite, uncertain, loose.
    2 blurred.
    3 clumsy, uncoordinated, unco-ordinated.
    * * *
    1 imprecise, vague
    * * *
    ADJ imprecise, vague
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo vague, imprecise
    * * *
    = fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], nebulous, non-crisp, vague [vaguer -comp., vaguest -sup.], imprecise, loose [looser -comp., loosest -sup.], wooly [woolier -comp., wooliest -sup.].
    Ex. This is a rather fuzzy basis for establishing subject headings, but fuzziness is not the guidelines only fault.
    Ex. The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    Ex. The database model presented in this article is suitable for applications in which queries may require noncrisp references to certain attributes.
    Ex. Some of the terms are vague.
    Ex. The colon is the most widely used of the synthetic devices, but is an imprecise weapon which may have several different meanings.
    Ex. Kast points out that there is a 'rather loose, conglomeration of interests and approaches' in this developing field.
    Ex. On the other side, some aspects of the planning study remains wooly.
    ----
    * conjunto impreciso = imprecise set.
    * de un modo impreciso = fuzzily.
    * término impreciso = fuzzy term.
    * * *
    - sa adjetivo vague, imprecise
    * * *
    = fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], nebulous, non-crisp, vague [vaguer -comp., vaguest -sup.], imprecise, loose [looser -comp., loosest -sup.], wooly [woolier -comp., wooliest -sup.].

    Ex: This is a rather fuzzy basis for establishing subject headings, but fuzziness is not the guidelines only fault.

    Ex: The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    Ex: The database model presented in this article is suitable for applications in which queries may require noncrisp references to certain attributes.
    Ex: Some of the terms are vague.
    Ex: The colon is the most widely used of the synthetic devices, but is an imprecise weapon which may have several different meanings.
    Ex: Kast points out that there is a 'rather loose, conglomeration of interests and approaches' in this developing field.
    Ex: On the other side, some aspects of the planning study remains wooly.
    * conjunto impreciso = imprecise set.
    * de un modo impreciso = fuzzily.
    * término impreciso = fuzzy term.

    * * *
    vague, imprecise
    un número impreciso de personas an indeterminate number of people
    * * *

    impreciso
    ◊ -sa adjetivo

    vague, imprecise;
    un número impreciso de personas an indeterminate number of people
    impreciso,-a adjetivo imprecise, vague

    ' impreciso' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    imprecisa
    - vaguedad
    - indeterminado
    English:
    imprecise
    - inaccurate
    - vague
    - woolly
    - wooly
    - shadowy
    * * *
    impreciso, -a adj
    imprecise, vague
    * * *
    adj imprecise
    * * *
    impreciso, -sa adj
    1) : imprecise, vague
    2) : inaccurate
    * * *
    impreciso adj imprecise / inaccurate

    Spanish-English dictionary > impreciso

  • 8 invalidar

    v.
    to invalidate.
    * * *
    1 to invalidate
    * * *
    VT [+ certificado, resultado] to invalidate, nullify; [+ decisión] to reverse; [+ leyes] to repeal
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < documento> to invalidate, nullify; <premisa/argumento> to invalidate
    * * *
    = negate, override, overturn, render + redundant, render + suspect, render + wrong, rule out, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, eviscerate, deflate, invalidate, preempt [pre-empt], pull + the plug on, overrule, void, make + redundant.
    Ex. Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.
    Ex. On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex. However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex. We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex. Poor standards of cataloguing in the past render many examples of retrospective music bibliography suspect.
    Ex. Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex. There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex. Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex. Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex. These developments deflate some traditional assumptions about and privileges associated with scientific and technical knowledge.
    Ex. However, in November 1976, with the eighth edition still hot from the press, the decision to revert wholly to indirect subdivision was implemented, thus invalidating a substantial part of the Introduction to the eighth edition.
    Ex. This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex. However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex. President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex. However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    Ex. In one breath you say it's not very valuable and technologies will soon be here to make it redundant and in the next breath boast of its capabilities - you just can't have it both ways!.
    ----
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * invalidar un argumento = invalidate + argument.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < documento> to invalidate, nullify; <premisa/argumento> to invalidate
    * * *
    = negate, override, overturn, render + redundant, render + suspect, render + wrong, rule out, rule out, short-circuit [shortcircuit], stultify, eviscerate, deflate, invalidate, preempt [pre-empt], pull + the plug on, overrule, void, make + redundant.

    Ex: Thus excessive delays in the availability of cataloguing records from the central agency will negate much of the value of a central service.

    Ex: On the final screen in the sequence, the default values for today's closing time and tomorrow's opening time may be overridden.
    Ex: However, any refinement involves greater human intervention, and this in turn can easily overturn the arguments in favour of subject indexes based upon titles.
    Ex: We need to replace those aspects of traditional public library service which have been taken over by other media or rendered redundant by social change.
    Ex: Poor standards of cataloguing in the past render many examples of retrospective music bibliography suspect.
    Ex: Further, changes in the external world serve to render judgments, valid at the moment, wrong at best, and detrimental to the effectiveness of the catalog at worst.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: If, however, we index documents about primary schools under the term primary school, we can immediately rule out a lot of irrelevant documents in our search.
    Ex: There is little modulation, whole steps of division being short-circuited and an odd assembly of terms being frequently found: e.g.: LAW see also JURY, JUDGES.
    Ex: Excessive standardisation also tends to stultify development and improvement of IT products.
    Ex: Also, to become emotionally wedded to a particular view is to eviscerate one's effectiveness in achieving a workable solution.
    Ex: These developments deflate some traditional assumptions about and privileges associated with scientific and technical knowledge.
    Ex: However, in November 1976, with the eighth edition still hot from the press, the decision to revert wholly to indirect subdivision was implemented, thus invalidating a substantial part of the Introduction to the eighth edition.
    Ex: This article concludes that the main value of the indicators is as a management tool, as a means of preempting problems.
    Ex: However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    Ex: President Eisenhower overruled some of his military commanders in summer 1958, ordering them not to use nuclear weapons against China.
    Ex: However, in the case when the user's input fails, we would like to void the reserved funds.
    Ex: In one breath you say it's not very valuable and technologies will soon be here to make it redundant and in the next breath boast of its capabilities - you just can't have it both ways!.
    * invalidar las críticas = disarm + criticism.
    * invalidar las quejas = disarm + complaints.
    * invalidar un argumento = invalidate + argument.

    * * *
    invalidar [A1 ]
    vt
    ‹documento› to invalidate, nullify; ‹premisa/argumento› to invalidate
    * * *

    invalidar verbo transitivo to invalidate
    ' invalidar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    invalidate
    - negate
    - overrule
    - over
    * * *
    [sujeto: circunstancias] to invalidate; [sujeto: juez] to declare invalid;
    les invalidaron dos goles they had two goals disallowed
    * * *
    v/t invalidate
    * * *
    : to nullify, to invalidate

    Spanish-English dictionary > invalidar

  • 9 resultado positivo

    m.
    positive result, favorable outcome.
    * * *
    Ex. However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.
    * * *

    Ex: However, the effects of media conglomeration on Times Mirror for bottom line results would pull the plug on the New York venture that was nearing its provisional term and beginning to show positive results.

    Spanish-English dictionary > resultado positivo

  • 10 un conglomerado de

    Ex. The British Library is a conglomeration of already existing libraries and many catalogs.
    * * *

    Ex: The British Library is a conglomeration of already existing libraries and many catalogs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > un conglomerado de

  • 11 un2

    = a (an).
    Ex. A good example is the British Catalogue of Music Classification.
    ----
    * a uno u otro lado de = on either side of.
    * a un paso asombroso = at an astounding pace.
    * cada uno = apiece, each.
    * cambiar de una vez a otra = vary + from time to time.
    * cercano uno del otro = in close proximity.
    * cerca uno del otro = in close proximity.
    * dedicar unos minutos = take + a few minutes.
    * de uno a otro = across.
    * en unos momentos = momentarily, at any moment.
    * estar hecho el uno para el otro = be well suited to each other, be two of a kind, be a right pair.
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * ni lo uno ni lo otro = in-between, betwixt and between.
    * por mencionar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por mencionar unos pocos = just to name a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos cuantos = to name only some.
    * pospuesto una y otra vez = ever-postponed.
    * ser complementario el uno del otro = be integral one to another.
    * ser uno de entre varios + Nombre = be one of a number of + Nombre.
    * todos y cada uno = all and sundry, each and everyone.
    * todos y cada uno de = any and every, any and all.
    * tropezar los unos con los otros = trip over + each other.
    * una amplia gama de = a wide band of, a wide variety of, a wide range of, a broad variety of, a broad range of.
    * una amplia variedad de = a broad variety of, a wide range of, a broad range of.
    * una apuesta segura = a sure bet.
    * una avalancha de = a flood of, a flood tide of.
    * un abanico de = a palette of.
    * una bobadita = a little something.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.
    * una buena cantidad de = a fair amount of.
    * una buena cosa = a good thing.
    * una buena forma de empezar = a good way to start.
    * una buena parte de = a large measure of, a good deal of, a great deal of.
    * una buena pesca = a good catch.
    * una cadena de = a necklace of.
    * una cadena de + Montañas = a range of + Montañas.
    * una cantidad ingente de = a wealth of.
    * una capa fina de = a skim of.
    * una causa perdida = a dead dog.
    * una cierta cantidad de = a measure of, a proportion of.
    * una clase de = a kind of.
    * una colección desordenada de = a scrapbook of.
    * una combinación de = a mixture of, a mix of, a rollup of.
    * una comparsa de = a cavalcade of.
    * una constelación de = a galaxy of.
    * una convocatoria de = a call for.
    * una cosa no + tener + nada que ver con la otra = one thing + have + nothing to do with the other.
    * una cosita = a little something.
    * una cubeta llena de = a pailful of.
    * una cucharadita de = a teaspoon of.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * una desgracia = a crying shame.
    * una de varios = one of a variety of.
    * una diversidad de = a variety of, an array of, a mosaic of, a diversity of, a menu of.
    * una escasez de = a dearth of.
    * una especie de = a kind of.
    * una especie de + Nombre = Nombre + of sorts.
    * una espléndida variedad de = a panoply of.
    * una estaca en el corazón = a stake in the heart.
    * una estructura de = a pattern of.
    * una eternidad = ages and ages (and ages).
    * una fortuna = a king's ransom.
    * una fuente de = a treasure trove of.
    * una gama de = a suite of, a palette of.
    * una gama de posibilidades = a palette of possibilities.
    * una gama muy variada de = a whole gamut of.
    * una gama variada de = a trawling of.
    * una gran = a large measure of.
    * una gran cantidad de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a large degree of, a mass of, a plethora of, a supply of, a vast amount of, a city of, a wealth of, a sea of, a cascade of, an army of, a good many, a huge number of, a great number of, a multitude of, scores of, a host of, a vast corpus of, a whole host of.
    * una gran cantidad y variedad de = a wealth and breadth of.
    * una gran diversidad de = a wide range of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of.
    * una gran experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * una gran extensión de = a sea of.
    * una gran gama de = a wide range of, a rich tapestry of, a wide band of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una gran mayoría de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran parte de = a broad population of, a lion's share of.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una gran proporción de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran variedad de = a wide range of, a multiplicity of, a rich tapestry of, a plurality of, a broad variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una grupo impreciso de = a cloud of.
    * una guía general = a rough guide.
    * una idea general = a rough guide.
    * una inmensa cantidad de = a treasure chest of, a huge number of.
    * una intentona de = attempted.
    * un aire de = an air of, a whiff of.
    * una joya = a little gem.
    * una lotería = hit (and/or) miss.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un aluvión de = a flood of, a rash of, a barrage of, a flurry of.
    * una manera de empezar = a foot in the door.
    * una mayor variedad de = a wider canvas of.
    * una mejor ocasión = a better time.
    * una mezcla de = a mixture of, a blend of, a mix of, a rollup of.
    * una mina de = a treasure trove of.
    * una mina de información = a mine of information.
    * una mina inagotable de = a treasure house of.
    * una minoría de = a minority of.
    * una minoría selecta = a select few.
    * una miscelánea de = a miscellany of.
    * una misma cosa = one and the same.
    * una montaña de = a mountain of.
    * un amplio espectro de = a broad band of, a broad spectrum of, a wide band of.
    * una muestra variada de = a mosaic of.
    * una mujer de mundo = a woman of the world.
    * una multidud de = a host of.
    * una multiplicidad de = a multiplicity of.
    * una multitud de = a swarm of.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * una negociación justa = a square deal.
    * una noche tras otra = night after night.
    * una nube de = a haze of, a cloud of, a swarm of.
    * un año tras otro = year after year.
    * una ola de = a wave of, a tide of.
    * una oleada de = an army of, a flurry of, a swell of.
    * una oportunidad casi segura = a sporting chance.
    * una oportunidad como es debido = a fair chance.
    * una oportunidad de triunfar = a fighting chance.
    * una oportunidad única en la vida = once in a lifetime opportunity.
    * una organización de = a pattern of.
    * una palmada en la espalda = a pat on the back.
    * una palmadita en la espala = a pat on the back.
    * una pareja ideal = a match made in heaven.
    * una pareja perfecta = a match made in heaven.
    * una parte de = a share of, a snatch of.
    * una pequeña minoría de = a marginal fringe of.
    * una pérdida constante de = a haemorrhage of.
    * una pila de = a pile of, a stack of, a sackful of, a whole slew of, a raft of, a mass of.
    * una pincelada de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * una pizca de = a dash of, a grain of, a pinch of.
    * una pizca de verdad = a grain of truth.
    * una plena convicción de = a strong sense of.
    * una posibilidad muy remota = a long shot.
    * una primera y última vez = a first and last time.
    * una probabilidad muy alta = a sporting chance.
    * una profusión de = a profusion of.
    * una provisión constante de = a diet of.
    * una racha de = a rash of, a stretch of.
    * una retahíla de = a volley of, a string of.
    * una ristra de = a long tail of, a volley of.
    * un arraigado sentido de = a strong sense of.
    * un arte = a fine art.
    * un arte en extinción = a dying art.
    * un arte que se está perdiendo = a dying art.
    * una salva de = a volley of.
    * una sarta de = a volley of.
    * una sarta de mentiras = a sackful of lies, a pack of lies.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * una segunda opinión = a second opinion.
    * una segunda vez = a second time around, a second time.
    * una selecta minoría, una minoría selecta, unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * una semblanza de = an air of.
    * una serie de = a choice of, a number of, a range of, a series of, a suite of, an array of, a string of, a pattern of, a stream of, a battery of, a succession of.
    * una serie de + Nombre + organizados por turnos = a rota of + Nombre.
    * un aspecto de = an air of.
    * una sucesión de = a succession of.
    * una tanda de = a flurry of.
    * un ataque de = an access of, a shock of.
    * una tentativa de = attempted.
    * una tira de = a raft of.
    * un atisbo de = a hint of.
    * una tontería = a little something.
    * una tormenta en un vaso de agua = a tempest in a teapot.
    * una última vez = one last time.
    * una única fuente para Algo = one-stop, one-stop shopping, one stop shop.
    * un auténtico infierno = a living hell.
    * una variada gama de = a whole gamut of.
    * una variedad de = a range of, a variety of, an array of, an assortment of, a spectrum of, a menu of, a diversity of, a palette of.
    * una variedad muy rica de = a treasure of.
    * una vasta cantidad de = a vast amount of.
    * una verdadera lástima = a crying shame.
    * una verdadera pena = a crying shame.
    * una vez cada quincena = once a fortnight.
    * una vez cumplimentado = completed.
    * una vez + Participio = upon + Nombre.
    * una vez + Participio Pasado = having + Participio Pasado, having + just + Participio Pasado.
    * una vez + Participio Pasado + Nombre = with + Nombre + Participio Pasado.
    * una vez que + Frase = once + Frase.
    * una vez quincenalmente = once a fortnight.
    * una vez relleno = completed.
    * una vista digna de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * una vista digna de ver = a sight to behold.
    * una yarda de largo = a yard long.
    * una zona de = a stretch of.
    * un bariburrillo de = a welter of.
    * un bebé = a babe in arms.
    * un bocadito = a little something.
    * un bombardeo de = a barrage of.
    * un buen lugar de partida = a good place to start.
    * un buen número de = a good number of.
    * un buen partido = a good catch.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * un camión de = a truckload of.
    * un caso perdido = a dead dog.
    * un caudal de experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * un centro único = one stop shop.
    * un chorreón de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * un chorretón de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * un cierto número de = a number of.
    * un conglomerado de = a conglomeration of.
    * un conjunto cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
    * un conjunto de = a set of, a suite of, a pool of, an assembly of, a pattern of, a universe of, a harvest of, a complement of.
    * un corpus de = a body of.
    * un costal de = a sackful of.
    * un cuarto = one in four.
    * un cuarto de = a quarter of.
    * un cúmulo de = a treasure trove of.
    * un detalle = a little something.
    * un día de descanso = a day away from.
    * un día fuera = a day out.
    * un día haciendo algo diferente = a day away from.
    * un día normal = on a typical day.
    * un día sí y otro no = every other day.
    * un día sí y otro también = day in and day out.
    * un día tras otro = day after day.
    * un día y medio = one and a half days.
    * un dineral = a king's ransom, a huge amount of money.
    * un donnadie = a nobody.
    * un ejemplo claro = a case in question, a case in point.
    * un ejército de = an army of.
    * un enjambre de = a swarm of.
    * un equipo de = a team of.
    * un espectáculo digno de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * un espectáculo digno de ver = a sight to behold.
    * un fuerte sentimiento de = a strong sense of.
    * un gran diversidad de = a broad range of.
    * un gran espectro de = a wide band of, a wide band of.
    * un gran número de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a plethora of, a wide range of, a full roster of, a fair number of, a great number of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a vast corpus of.
    * un grano de arena en el desierto = a drop in the ocean, a drop of water in a bucket.
    * un gran repertorio de = an arsenal of, an armoury of [armory].
    * un gran volumen de = a vast corpus of.
    * un grupo aferrado de = a hard core of.
    * un grupo cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
    * un grupo de = a set of, a bunch of, a crop of, a pool of, a cadre of, a cluster of, a galaxy of, a clutch of, a company of.
    * un grupo de gente variada = a cast of people.
    * un grupo incondicional de = a hard core of.
    * un grupo variado de = a collection of.
    * un halo de bruma = a veil of mist.
    * un hombre de gentes = a man of the people.
    * un hombre de mundo = a man of the world.
    * un hombre de palabra = a man of his word.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words, a man of few words.
    * un intento de = an exercise in, attempted.
    * un juego de = a battery of.
    * un kaleidoscopio de = a mosaic of.
    * un lecho de rosas = a bed of roses.
    * un lujo asiático = the lap of luxury.
    * un manojo de llaves = a set of + keys.
    * un manojo de nervios = a bundle of nerves.
    * un mar de = a sea of.
    * un mar de papel = a sea of + paper.
    * un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.
    * un medio para conseguir un fin = a means to an end.
    * un medio para llegar a fin = a means to an end.
    * un mejor momento = a better time.
    * un mequetrefe = a nobody.
    * un minuto en los labios, para siempre en las caderas = a minute on the lips, forever on the hips.
    * un momento bueno de = a peak of.
    * un momento determinado = a frozen moment in time, a given moment in time.
    * un montón = like crazy, like mad.
    * un montonazo = like crazy, like mad.
    * un montonazo de = a truckload of, a whole slew of, a raft of.
    * un montonazo de dinero = a huge amount of money.
    * un montón de = a pile of, a stack of, a bundle of, a truckload of, a sackful of, a raft of.
    * un montón de dinero = a huge amount of money.
    * un mundo aparte = a world apart, a breed apart.
    * un + Nombre + a altas horas de la noche = a late night + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la mañana = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + por la mañana temprano = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un no sé qué = a je ne sais quoi.
    * un nuevo comienzo = a fresh start.
    * un nuevo impulso = a new lease of life.
    * un número cada vez mayor = growing numbers.
    * un número cada vez mayor de = a growing number of, a growing body of.
    * un número de = a series of.
    * un número reducido de = a residue of, a small number of.
    * un número variado de + Nombre = any number of + Nombre.
    * un oásis de = an oasis of.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más + Adjetivo = not the least + Adjetivo + Nombre, not the least of the + Adjetivo + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importantes = not the least of + Nombre.
    * uno de tantos = little fish in a big pond.
    * uno más = one of equals.
    * unos + Cantidad = around + Cantidad.
    * unos con otros = one another.
    * unos cuantos = a few, a smattering of + Nombre Contable, a sprinkling of.
    * unos de otros = one another.
    * unos días más tarde = a few days later.
    * unos encima de los otros = one on another.
    * unos + Fecha = about + Fecha.
    * unos + Número = some + Número.
    * unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * unos segundos de reflexión = a moment's thought, a moment's reflection.
    * uno u otro = one or another.
    * un paquete de = a suite of.
    * un paquete integrado de programas = a suite of + programmes.
    * un paquete ofimático integrado = a suite of office automation software.
    * un par de = a couple of.
    * un par de minutos = a couple of moments.
    * un pasado oscuro = a dark past.
    * un paso por delante de = one step ahead of.
    * un pequeño puntito = just a little dot.
    * un período de = a stretch of.
    * un período determinado = a frozen moment in time.
    * un periodo intenso de = a flurry of.
    * un pilón de = a raft of, a mass of, a stack of.
    * un poco = a bit, somewhat, slightly, something of, a little bit, kinda [kind of].
    * un poco áspero = roughish.
    * un poco como = kind of like.
    * un poco de = a measure of, a touch (of), a bit of, a piece of, a spot of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un poco + Nombre = a shade + Nombre.
    * un poco obscuro = dusky.
    * un poco perdido = a bit at sea.
    * un poco rugoso = roughish.
    * un popurrí de = a potpourri of, a welter of.
    * un poquito = a wee bit.
    * un poquito (de) = a dash of, a tiny bit of, a splash of, a hint of, a touch (of).
    * un porrón de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * un puñado de = a bunch of, a handful of, a clutch of.
    * un rato = awhile.
    * un rayo de = a shimmer of.
    * un rayo de esperanza = a faint glimmer of light.
    * un rayo de luz esperanzador = a faint glimmer of light, a peep of light.
    * un regalito = a little something.
    * un revoltijo de = a jumble of, a welter of.
    * un rosario de = a rash of.
    * un saco de = a sackful of.
    * un saco lleno de = a sackful of.
    * un servicio las 24 horas = a 24-hour service.
    * un sinfín de = a myriad of, a host of, a whole host of.
    * un sinnúmero de = a myriad of, a host of, a whole host of.
    * un sueño hecho realidad = a dream come true.
    * un surtido de = an assortment of.
    * un tanto + Adjetivo = vaguely + Adjetivo.
    * un tiempo = awhile.
    * un tipo de = a kind of.
    * un toque de = a touch of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un torrente de = a cascade of.
    * un total de = a universe of, a total of.
    * un trabajo bien hecho = a job well done.
    * un trabajo cualquiera = casual job.
    * un tramo de = a stretch of.
    * un trato justo = a square deal.
    * un trozo de = a piece of, a snatch of, a stretch of.
    * un velo de bruma = a veil of mist.
    * un viso de = a whiff of.
    * variar de una vez a otra = vary + from time to time.

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  • 12 vago2

    2 = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], vague [vaguer -comp., vaguest -sup.], feeble, loose [looser -comp., loosest -sup.], wooly [woolier -comp., wooliest -sup.], indistinct, indistinctive, nebulous.
    Ex. The genesis of this brave new world of solid state logic, in which bibliographic data are reduced to phantasmagoria on the faces of cathode-ray tubes (CRT), extends at most only three-quarters of a decade into the dim past.
    Ex. This is a rather fuzzy basis for establishing subject headings, but fuzziness is not the guidelines only fault.
    Ex. Some of the terms are vague.
    Ex. Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.
    Ex. Kast points out that there is a 'rather loose, conglomeration of interests and approaches' in this developing field.
    Ex. On the other side, some aspects of the planning study remains wooly.
    Ex. The typescript will be fuzzy and indistinct without the smooth, firm surface which the backing sheet offers.
    Ex. This research suggests that people are threatened by categorizations that portray them as too distinctive or too indistinctive.
    Ex. The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    ----
    * de manera vaga = hazily.

    Spanish-English dictionary > vago2

  • 13 re

    m.
    1 D (Music).
    2 re.
    * * *
    re
    1 re, ray, D
    * * *
    SM (Mús) D
    * * *
    masculino ( nota) D; ( en solfeo) re, ray

    re bemol/sostenido — D flat/sharp

    en re mayor/menor — in D major/minor

    * * *
    masculino ( nota) D; ( en solfeo) re, ray

    re bemol/sostenido — D flat/sharp

    en re mayor/menor — in D major/minor

    * * *
    RE
    = Retiro Efectivo
    * * *

    re sustantivo masculino ( nota) D;
    ( en solfeo) re, ray
    re m Mús (en la escala diatónica) D
    re bemol, D-flat
    re mayor/menor, D major/minor
    re sostenido, D-sharp
    (en solfeo) re
    're' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abrir
    - adónde
    - adyacente
    - ahumar
    - aplanar
    - atajo
    - atizar
    - aturullarse
    - aún
    - bobada
    - boquilla
    - bribón
    - bribona
    - buena
    - bueno
    - buscarse
    - cachaza
    - callar
    - canción
    - celebrar
    - complaciente
    - compromiso
    - conquista
    - consuelo
    - contraluz
    - contrapelo
    - contrasentido
    - crisma
    - cuantificar
    - desprenderse
    - desriñonarse
    - detallada
    - detallado
    - diversión
    - ejemplo
    - empezar
    - emplazar
    - enclenque
    - entrada
    - entrado
    - entrenarse
    - ermita
    - escacharrar
    - esperar
    - espesa
    - espeso
    - estar
    - este
    - estercolar
    - evidenciar
    English:
    aberration
    - accelerate
    - acceleration
    - accelerator
    - admiration
    - adulterate
    - alteration
    - ameliorate
    - apparatus
    - Arabian
    - arraign
    - arrange
    - arrangement
    - array
    - aspiration
    - bounce
    - carburetor
    - carburettor
    - collaborate
    - collaboration
    - collaborator
    - commemorate
    - commiserate
    - confederation
    - configuration
    - conglomeration
    - consideration
    - cooperate
    - cooperation
    - corporation
    - corroborate
    - courageous
    - curator
    - D
    - decelerate
    - declaration
    - decorate
    - decoration
    - decorator
    - degenerate
    - degeneration
    - deliberate
    - deliberation
    - derail
    - deranged
    - desperation
    - deteriorate
    - deterioration
    - disarray
    - discoloration
    * * *
    re nm
    [nota musical] D; [en solfeo] re; ver también do1

    Spanish-English dictionary > re

  • 14 un

    adj.
    one.
    art.
    an, a.
    * * *
    un
    1 a, an
    1 (numeral) one
    2 (indef) some
    un día volverá he'll come some day Table 1 NOTA See also uno,-a/Table 1
    * * *
    1. adj. 2. = una, art.
    a, an
    - unos I
    - unas I
    * * *
    un, -a
    1. ART INDEF
    1) [en singular] [refiriéndose a algo no conocido o de forma imprecisa] a; [antes de vocal o de h] an; [dando mayor énfasis, con expresiones temporales] one
    2) [en plural]
    a) [uso indefinido] (=algunos) some; (=pocos) a few

    hay unas cervezas en la neverathere are a few o some beers in the fridge

    b) [con partes del cuerpo]
    c) [con objetos a pares] some
    d) [con cantidades, cifras] about, around

    había unas 20 personasthere were about o around 20 people, there were some 20 people

    unos 80 dólaresabout o around 80 dollars, some 80 dollars

    3) [enfático]

    ¡se dio un golpe...! — he banged himself really hard!

    ¡había una gente más rara...! — there were some real weirdos there! *

    ¡sois unos vagos! — you're so lazy!

    2.
    ADJ [numeral] one

    una excursión de un día — a one-day trip, a day trip

    uno
    * * *
    (pl unos), una (pl unas) articulo
    [the masculine article un is also used before feminine nouns which begin with stressed a or ha e.g. un arma poderosa, un hambre feroz]
    1) (sing) a; (delante de sonido vocálico) an; (pl) some

    tú haces unas preguntas... — you do ask some questions!

    me dio una vergüenza... — I was so embarrassed!

    4) (sing) ( como genérico)
    5) (pl) ( expresando aproximación) about
    * * *
    (pl unos), una (pl unas) articulo
    [the masculine article un is also used before feminine nouns which begin with stressed a or ha e.g. un arma poderosa, un hambre feroz]
    1) (sing) a; (delante de sonido vocálico) an; (pl) some

    tú haces unas preguntas... — you do ask some questions!

    me dio una vergüenza... — I was so embarrassed!

    4) (sing) ( como genérico)
    5) (pl) ( expresando aproximación) about
    * * *
    un2

    Ex: A good example is the British Catalogue of Music Classification.

    * a uno u otro lado de = on either side of.
    * a un paso asombroso = at an astounding pace.
    * cada uno = apiece, each.
    * cambiar de una vez a otra = vary + from time to time.
    * cercano uno del otro = in close proximity.
    * cerca uno del otro = in close proximity.
    * dedicar unos minutos = take + a few minutes.
    * de uno a otro = across.
    * en unos momentos = momentarily, at any moment.
    * estar hecho el uno para el otro = be well suited to each other, be two of a kind, be a right pair.
    * estar un poco anticuado = be some years old.
    * los unos a costa de los otros = at each other's expense.
    * lo uno es tan malo como lo otro = one is as bad as the other.
    * más de unos cuantos + Nombre = not a few + Nombre.
    * ni lo uno ni lo otro = in-between, betwixt and between.
    * por mencionar sólo unos pocos = to name but a few.
    * por mencionar unos pocos = just to name a few.
    * por nombrar sólo unos cuantos = to name only some.
    * pospuesto una y otra vez = ever-postponed.
    * ser complementario el uno del otro = be integral one to another.
    * ser uno de entre varios + Nombre = be one of a number of + Nombre.
    * todos y cada uno = all and sundry, each and everyone.
    * todos y cada uno de = any and every, any and all.
    * tropezar los unos con los otros = trip over + each other.
    * una amplia gama de = a wide band of, a wide variety of, a wide range of, a broad variety of, a broad range of.
    * una amplia variedad de = a broad variety of, a wide range of, a broad range of.
    * una apuesta segura = a sure bet.
    * una avalancha de = a flood of, a flood tide of.
    * un abanico de = a palette of.
    * una bobadita = a little something.
    * una buena alternativa a = the next best thing to.
    * una buena cantidad de = a fair amount of.
    * una buena cosa = a good thing.
    * una buena forma de empezar = a good way to start.
    * una buena parte de = a large measure of, a good deal of, a great deal of.
    * una buena pesca = a good catch.
    * una cadena de = a necklace of.
    * una cadena de + Montañas = a range of + Montañas.
    * una cantidad ingente de = a wealth of.
    * una capa fina de = a skim of.
    * una causa perdida = a dead dog.
    * una cierta cantidad de = a measure of, a proportion of.
    * una clase de = a kind of.
    * una colección desordenada de = a scrapbook of.
    * una combinación de = a mixture of, a mix of, a rollup of.
    * una comparsa de = a cavalcade of.
    * una constelación de = a galaxy of.
    * una convocatoria de = a call for.
    * una cosa no + tener + nada que ver con la otra = one thing + have + nothing to do with the other.
    * una cosita = a little something.
    * una cubeta llena de = a pailful of.
    * una cucharadita de = a teaspoon of.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * una cuestión de vida o muerte = a matter of life and death.
    * una desgracia = a crying shame.
    * una de varios = one of a variety of.
    * una diversidad de = a variety of, an array of, a mosaic of, a diversity of, a menu of.
    * una escasez de = a dearth of.
    * una especie de = a kind of.
    * una especie de + Nombre = Nombre + of sorts.
    * una espléndida variedad de = a panoply of.
    * una estaca en el corazón = a stake in the heart.
    * una estructura de = a pattern of.
    * una eternidad = ages and ages (and ages).
    * una fortuna = a king's ransom.
    * una fuente de = a treasure trove of.
    * una gama de = a suite of, a palette of.
    * una gama de posibilidades = a palette of possibilities.
    * una gama muy variada de = a whole gamut of.
    * una gama variada de = a trawling of.
    * una gran = a large measure of.
    * una gran cantidad de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a large degree of, a mass of, a plethora of, a supply of, a vast amount of, a city of, a wealth of, a sea of, a cascade of, an army of, a good many, a huge number of, a great number of, a multitude of, scores of, a host of, a vast corpus of, a whole host of.
    * una gran cantidad y variedad de = a wealth and breadth of.
    * una gran diversidad de = a wide range of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of.
    * una gran experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * una gran extensión de = a sea of.
    * una gran gama de = a wide range of, a rich tapestry of, a wide band of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una gran mayoría de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran parte de = a broad population of, a lion's share of.
    * una gran pérdida = a great loss.
    * una gran proporción de = a large proportion of.
    * una gran variedad de = a wide range of, a multiplicity of, a rich tapestry of, a plurality of, a broad variety of, a broad range of, a whole gamut of.
    * una grupo impreciso de = a cloud of.
    * una guía general = a rough guide.
    * una idea general = a rough guide.
    * una inmensa cantidad de = a treasure chest of, a huge number of.
    * una intentona de = attempted.
    * un aire de = an air of, a whiff of.
    * una joya = a little gem.
    * una lotería = hit (and/or) miss.
    * un alto en el camino = a stop on the road, a pit stop on the road.
    * un aluvión de = a flood of, a rash of, a barrage of, a flurry of.
    * una manera de empezar = a foot in the door.
    * un amante = a little something on the side.
    * una mayor variedad de = a wider canvas of.
    * una mejor ocasión = a better time.
    * una mezcla de = a mixture of, a blend of, a mix of, a rollup of.
    * una mina de = a treasure trove of.
    * una mina de información = a mine of information.
    * una mina inagotable de = a treasure house of.
    * una minoría de = a minority of.
    * una minoría selecta = a select few.
    * una miscelánea de = a miscellany of.
    * una misma cosa = one and the same.
    * una montaña de = a mountain of.
    * un amplio espectro de = a broad band of, a broad spectrum of, a wide band of.
    * una muestra variada de = a mosaic of.
    * una mujer de mundo = a woman of the world.
    * una multidud de = a host of.
    * una multiplicidad de = a multiplicity of.
    * una multitud de = a swarm of.
    * una necesidad cada vez mayor = a growing need.
    * una negociación justa = a square deal.
    * una noche tras otra = night after night.
    * una nube de = a haze of, a cloud of, a swarm of.
    * un año tras otro = year after year.
    * una ola de = a wave of, a tide of.
    * una oleada de = an army of, a flurry of, a swell of.
    * una oportunidad casi segura = a sporting chance.
    * una oportunidad como es debido = a fair chance.
    * una oportunidad de triunfar = a fighting chance.
    * una oportunidad única en la vida = once in a lifetime opportunity.
    * una organización de = a pattern of.
    * una palmada en la espalda = a pat on the back.
    * una palmadita en la espala = a pat on the back.
    * una pareja ideal = a match made in heaven.
    * una pareja perfecta = a match made in heaven.
    * una parte de = a share of, a snatch of.
    * una pequeña minoría de = a marginal fringe of.
    * una pérdida constante de = a haemorrhage of.
    * una pila de = a pile of, a stack of, a sackful of, a whole slew of, a raft of, a mass of.
    * una pincelada de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * una pizca de = a dash of, a grain of, a pinch of.
    * una pizca de verdad = a grain of truth.
    * una plena convicción de = a strong sense of.
    * una posibilidad muy remota = a long shot.
    * una primera y última vez = a first and last time.
    * una probabilidad muy alta = a sporting chance.
    * una profusión de = a profusion of.
    * una provisión constante de = a diet of.
    * una racha de = a rash of, a stretch of.
    * una retahíla de = a volley of, a string of.
    * una ristra de = a long tail of, a volley of.
    * un arraigado sentido de = a strong sense of.
    * un arte = a fine art.
    * un arte en extinción = a dying art.
    * un arte que se está perdiendo = a dying art.
    * una salva de = a volley of.
    * una sarta de = a volley of.
    * una sarta de mentiras = a sackful of lies, a pack of lies.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * una segunda opinión = a second opinion.
    * una segunda vez = a second time around, a second time.
    * una selecta minoría, una minoría selecta, unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * una semblanza de = an air of.
    * una serie de = a choice of, a number of, a range of, a series of, a suite of, an array of, a string of, a pattern of, a stream of, a battery of, a succession of.
    * una serie de + Nombre + organizados por turnos = a rota of + Nombre.
    * un aspecto de = an air of.
    * una sucesión de = a succession of.
    * una tanda de = a flurry of.
    * un ataque de = an access of, a shock of.
    * una tentativa de = attempted.
    * una tira de = a raft of.
    * un atisbo de = a hint of.
    * una tontería = a little something.
    * una tormenta en un vaso de agua = a tempest in a teapot.
    * una última vez = one last time.
    * una única fuente para Algo = one-stop, one-stop shopping, one stop shop.
    * un auténtico infierno = a living hell.
    * una variada gama de = a whole gamut of.
    * una variedad de = a range of, a variety of, an array of, an assortment of, a spectrum of, a menu of, a diversity of, a palette of.
    * una variedad muy rica de = a treasure of.
    * una vasta cantidad de = a vast amount of.
    * una verdadera lástima = a crying shame.
    * una verdadera pena = a crying shame.
    * una vez cada quincena = once a fortnight.
    * una vez cumplimentado = completed.
    * una vez + Participio = upon + Nombre.
    * una vez + Participio Pasado = having + Participio Pasado, having + just + Participio Pasado.
    * una vez + Participio Pasado + Nombre = with + Nombre + Participio Pasado.
    * una vez que + Frase = once + Frase.
    * una vez quincenalmente = once a fortnight.
    * una vez relleno = completed.
    * una vista digna de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * una vista digna de ver = a sight to behold.
    * una yarda de largo = a yard long.
    * una zona de = a stretch of.
    * un bariburrillo de = a welter of.
    * un bebé = a babe in arms.
    * un bocadito = a little something.
    * un bombardeo de = a barrage of.
    * un buen lugar de partida = a good place to start.
    * un buen número de = a good number of.
    * un buen partido = a good catch.
    * un camino largo y difícil = a long haul.
    * un camión de = a truckload of.
    * un caso perdido = a dead dog.
    * un caudal de experiencia = a wealth of experience.
    * un centro único = one stop shop.
    * un chorreón de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * un chorretón de = a splash of, a hint of.
    * un cierto grado de = a certain amount of, a modicum of.
    * un cierto número de = a number of.
    * un conglomerado de = a conglomeration of.
    * un conjunto cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
    * un conjunto de = a set of, a suite of, a pool of, an assembly of, a pattern of, a universe of, a harvest of, a complement of.
    * un corpus de = a body of.
    * un costal de = a sackful of.
    * un cuarto = one in four.
    * un cuarto de = a quarter of.
    * un cúmulo de = a treasure trove of.
    * un detalle = a little something.
    * un día de descanso = a day away from.
    * un día fuera = a day out.
    * un día haciendo algo diferente = a day away from.
    * un día normal = on a typical day.
    * un día sí y otro no = every other day.
    * un día sí y otro también = day in and day out.
    * un día tras otro = day after day.
    * un día y medio = one and a half days.
    * un dineral = a king's ransom, a huge amount of money.
    * un donnadie = a nobody.
    * un ejemplo claro = a case in question, a case in point.
    * un ejército de = an army of.
    * un enjambre de = a swarm of.
    * un equipo de = a team of.
    * un espectáculo digno de contemplar = a sight to behold.
    * un espectáculo digno de ver = a sight to behold.
    * un fuerte sentimiento de = a strong sense of.
    * un gran diversidad de = a broad range of.
    * un gran espectro de = a wide band of, a wide band of.
    * un gran número de = a good deal of, a great deal of, a plethora of, a wide range of, a full roster of, a fair number of, a great number of, a broad variety of, a wide variety of, a broad range of, a vast corpus of.
    * un grano de arena en el desierto = a drop in the ocean, a drop of water in a bucket.
    * un gran repertorio de = an arsenal of, an armoury of [armory].
    * un gran volumen de = a vast corpus of.
    * un grupo aferrado de = a hard core of.
    * un grupo cada vez mayor de = a growing body of.
    * un grupo de = a set of, a bunch of, a crop of, a pool of, a cadre of, a cluster of, a galaxy of, a clutch of, a company of.
    * un grupo de gente variada = a cast of people.
    * un grupo incondicional de = a hard core of.
    * un grupo variado de = a collection of.
    * un halo de bruma = a veil of mist.
    * un hombre de gentes = a man of the people.
    * un hombre de mundo = a man of the world.
    * un hombre de palabra = a man of his word.
    * un hombre de pocas palabras = a man of few words, a man of few words.
    * un intento de = an exercise in, attempted.
    * un juego de = a battery of.
    * un kaleidoscopio de = a mosaic of.
    * un lecho de rosas = a bed of roses.
    * un lujo asiático = the lap of luxury.
    * un manojo de llaves = a set of + keys.
    * un manojo de nervios = a bundle of nerves.
    * un mar de = a sea of.
    * un mar de papel = a sea of + paper.
    * un medio para alcanzar un fin = a means to an end.
    * un medio para conseguir un fin = a means to an end.
    * un medio para llegar a fin = a means to an end.
    * un mejor momento = a better time.
    * un mequetrefe = a nobody.
    * un minuto en los labios, para siempre en las caderas = a minute on the lips, forever on the hips.
    * un momento bueno de = a peak of.
    * un momento determinado = a frozen moment in time, a given moment in time.
    * un montón = like crazy, like mad.
    * un montonazo = like crazy, like mad.
    * un montonazo de = a truckload of, a whole slew of, a raft of.
    * un montonazo de dinero = a huge amount of money.
    * un montón de = a pile of, a stack of, a bundle of, a truckload of, a sackful of, a raft of.
    * un montón de dinero = a huge amount of money.
    * un mundo aparte = a world apart, a breed apart.
    * un + Nombre + a altas horas de la noche = a late night + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a primera hora de la mañana = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + a última hora de la mañana = a late morning + Nombre.
    * un + Nombre + por la mañana temprano = an early morning + Nombre.
    * un no sé qué = a je ne sais quoi.
    * un nuevo comienzo = a fresh start.
    * un nuevo impulso = a new lease of life.
    * un número cada vez mayor = growing numbers.
    * un número cada vez mayor de = a growing number of, a growing body of.
    * un número de = a series of.
    * un número reducido de = a residue of, a small number of.
    * un número variado de + Nombre = any number of + Nombre.
    * un oásis de = an oasis of.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más + Adjetivo = not the least + Adjetivo + Nombre, not the least of the + Adjetivo + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importante = not the least + Nombre.
    * uno de los + Nombre + más importantes = not the least of + Nombre.
    * uno de tantos = little fish in a big pond.
    * uno más = one of equals.
    * unos + Cantidad = around + Cantidad.
    * unos con otros = one another.
    * unos cuantos = a few, a smattering of + Nombre Contable, a sprinkling of.
    * unos de otros = one another.
    * unos días más tarde = a few days later.
    * unos encima de los otros = one on another.
    * unos + Fecha = about + Fecha.
    * unos + Número = some + Número.
    * unos pocos elegidos = a select few.
    * unos segundos de reflexión = a moment's thought, a moment's reflection.
    * uno u otro = one or another.
    * un paquete de = a suite of.
    * un paquete integrado de programas = a suite of + programmes.
    * un paquete ofimático integrado = a suite of office automation software.
    * un par de = a couple of.
    * un par de minutos = a couple of moments.
    * un pasado oscuro = a dark past.
    * un paso por delante de = one step ahead of.
    * un pequeño puntito = just a little dot.
    * un período de = a stretch of.
    * un período determinado = a frozen moment in time.
    * un periodo intenso de = a flurry of.
    * un pilón de = a raft of, a mass of, a stack of.
    * un poco = a bit, somewhat, slightly, something of, a little bit, kinda [kind of].
    * un poco áspero = roughish.
    * un poco como = kind of like.
    * un poco de = a measure of, a touch (of), a bit of, a piece of, a spot of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un poco + Nombre = a shade + Nombre.
    * un poco obscuro = dusky.
    * un poco perdido = a bit at sea.
    * un poco rugoso = roughish.
    * un popurrí de = a potpourri of, a welter of.
    * un poquito = a wee bit.
    * un poquito (de) = a dash of, a tiny bit of, a splash of, a hint of, a touch (of).
    * un porrón de tiempo = donkey's years.
    * un puñado de = a bunch of, a handful of, a clutch of.
    * un querido = a little something on the side.
    * un rato = awhile.
    * un rayo de = a shimmer of.
    * un rayo de esperanza = a faint glimmer of light.
    * un rayo de luz esperanzador = a faint glimmer of light, a peep of light.
    * un regalito = a little something.
    * un revoltijo de = a jumble of, a welter of.
    * un rosario de = a rash of.
    * un saco de = a sackful of.
    * un saco lleno de = a sackful of.
    * un servicio las 24 horas = a 24-hour service.
    * un sinfín de = a myriad of, a host of, a whole host of.
    * un sinnúmero de = a myriad of, a host of, a whole host of.
    * un sueño hecho realidad = a dream come true.
    * un surtido de = an assortment of.
    * un tanto + Adjetivo = vaguely + Adjetivo.
    * un tiempo = awhile.
    * un tipo de = a kind of.
    * un toque de = a touch of, a splash of, a hint of.
    * un torrente de = a cascade of.
    * un total de = a universe of, a total of.
    * un trabajo bien hecho = a job well done.
    * un trabajo cualquiera = casual job.
    * un tramo de = a stretch of.
    * un trato justo = a square deal.
    * un trozo de = a piece of, a snatch of, a stretch of.
    * un velo de bruma = a veil of mist.
    * un viso de = a whiff of.
    * variar de una vez a otra = vary + from time to time.

    * * *
    UN
    (en Col) = Universidad Nacional
    * * *

     

    un (pl
    unos), una (pl unas) art the masculine article un is also used before feminine nouns which begin with stressed a or ha e.g. un arma poderosa, un hambre feroz

    1 ( sing) a;
    ( delante de sonido vocálico) an;
    (pl) some;

    un asunto importante an important matter;
    hay unas cartas para ti there are some letters for you;
    tiene unos ojos preciosos he has lovely eyes
    2 ( con valor ponderativo):
    tú haces unas preguntas … you do ask some questions!

    3 ( con nombres propios) a;

    4 (pl) ( expresando aproximación) about;

    un, una
    I art indet
    1 a
    una azafata, a hostess
    (antes de vocal) an
    un paraguas, an umbrella
    2 unos,-as, some: pasamos unos días en la playa, we spent some days by the sea
    II adj (cardinal) one: solo queda una, there is only one
    un kilo de azúcar, one kilo of sugar ➣ tb uno,-a
    'un' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - abajo
    - abanderar
    - abandonar
    - abandono
    - abanico
    - abatirse
    - aberración
    - abertura
    - abierta
    - abierto
    - abismo
    - ablandar
    - abogada
    - abogado
    - abordar
    - abrir
    - abrazar
    - abrazo
    - abreviar
    - abrigar
    - abrochar
    - abrupta
    - abrupto
    - absoluta
    - absoluto
    - absurda
    - absurdo
    - abusar
    - abusiva
    - abusivo
    - abusón
    - abusona
    - acá
    - acabada
    - acabado
    - acariciar
    - acaudillar
    - accidental
    - accidente
    - acelerón
    - acento
    - achatamiento
    - achicar
    - acidez
    - acierto
    - aclimatarse
    - acoger
    - acogida
    - acompañar
    English:
    A
    - abandon
    - abandoned
    - about
    - abridged
    - abroad
    - abrupt
    - absent
    - absolute
    - abuse
    - academy
    - accent
    - accept
    - acceptable
    - accepted
    - accidentally
    - accommodation
    - accomplishment
    - accuracy
    - accurate
    - accustom
    - achievement
    - acknowledgement
    - across
    - act
    - action
    - actual
    - addicted
    - adjourn
    - adjust
    - administer
    - administration
    - admission
    - admit
    - advance
    - advertise
    - advice
    - advise
    - adviser
    - afford
    - Afro
    - after
    - after-sales
    - aged
    - agent
    - aggravating
    - aggregate
    - aggressive
    - agree
    - agreement
    * * *
    un, una1 (mpl unos, fpl unas) art indeterminado Un is used instead of una before feminine nouns which begin with a stressed “a” or “ha” (e.g. un águila an eagle; un hacha an axe).
    1. [singular] a;
    [ante sonido vocálico] an;
    un hombre/tren a man/train;
    una mujer/mesa a woman/table;
    una hora an hour;
    tengo un hambre enorme I'm extremely hungry;
    un Picasso auténtico a genuine Picasso;
    un niño necesita cariño children need o a child needs affection
    2. [plural] some;
    tengo unos regalos para ti I have some presents for you;
    llegaremos en unos minutos we will arrive in a few minutes;
    había unos coches mal estacionados there were some badly parked cars;
    son unas personas muy amables they are very kind people;
    tiene unas ganas enormes de viajar he is extremely keen to travel;
    unas tijeras/gafas a pair of scissors/glasses;
    llevaba unas gafas de sol she was wearing sunglasses
    3. [ante números] [indica aproximación]
    había unos doce muchachos there were about o some twelve boys there
    4. [con valor enfático]
    ¡me dio una pena! I felt so sorry for her!;
    se te ocurren unas ideas you have some really odd ideas
    * * *
    un, una
    art indet a; antes de vocal y h muda an;
    unos coches/pájaros some cars/birds
    * * *
    un uno
    un, una art, mpl unos
    1) : a, an
    2) unos or unas pl
    : some, a few
    hace unas semanas: a few weeks ago
    3) unos or unas pl
    : about, approximately
    unos veinte años antes: about twenty years before
    * * *
    un det a / an

    Spanish-English dictionary > un

  • 15 vago

    adj.
    1 footloose, errant, roving, shiftless.
    2 nebulous, amorphous, formless, shapeless.
    3 vague, general, unspecific.
    4 rambling, excursive.
    f. & m.
    1 bum, loafer, deadbeat, good-for-nothing.
    2 vagus.
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: vagar.
    * * *
    1 (impreciso) vague
    ————————
    1 (vacío) empty; (desocupado) vacant
    2 (holgazán) lazy, idle
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 (holgazán) idler, layabout, slacker
    2 DERECHO vagrant
    \
    hacer el vago to laze around
    * * *
    1. (f. - vaga)
    adj.
    1) idle, lazy
    2. (f. - vaga)
    noun
    * * *
    vago, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (gen) vague; (Arte, Fot) blurred, ill-defined; (=indeterminado) indeterminate
    2) [persona] (=perezoso) lazy, slack; (=poco fiable) unreliable; (=ocioso) idle, unemployed
    3) [ojo] lazy; [objeto] idle, unused; [espacio] empty
    4) (=errante) roving, wandering
    5)

    en vago[mantenerse] unsteadily; [esforzarse] in vain

    dar golpes en vago — to flail about, beat the air

    2. SM/ F
    1) (=holgazán) idler, lazybones *; (=inútil) useless individual, dead loss
    2) (=vagabundo) tramp, vagrant, bum (EEUU); (=pobre) down-and-out
    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo
    1) (fam) < persona> lazy, idle
    2) <recuerdo/idea> vague, hazy; <contorno/forma> vague, indistinct; < explicación> vague
    II
    - ga masculino, femenino (fam) layabout, slacker (colloq)
    * * *
    I
    - ga adjetivo
    1) (fam) < persona> lazy, idle
    2) <recuerdo/idea> vague, hazy; <contorno/forma> vague, indistinct; < explicación> vague
    II
    - ga masculino, femenino (fam) layabout, slacker (colloq)
    * * *
    vago1
    1 = slacker, bum, lazybones, layabout, idler.

    Ex: The article is entitled 'No slackers here: SLA's youngest members have the vision and enthusiasm to shape the profession'.

    Ex: Although the results provide support for the 'drunken bum' theory of wife beating, they also demythologize the stereotype because alcohol is shown to be far from a necessary or sufficient cause of wife abuse.
    Ex: Many see his art as a vocation for lazybones and social misfits.
    Ex: There is no evidence that inherited wealth is in itself responsible for turning young people into useless layabouts.
    Ex: This magazine prints essays and stories that celebrate the joyful life of an idler.
    * persona vaga y mal vestida = slob.

    vago2
    2 = dim [dimmer -comp., dimmest -sup.], fuzzy [fuzzier - comp., fuzziest -sup.], vague [vaguer -comp., vaguest -sup.], feeble, loose [looser -comp., loosest -sup.], wooly [woolier -comp., wooliest -sup.], indistinct, indistinctive, nebulous.

    Ex: The genesis of this brave new world of solid state logic, in which bibliographic data are reduced to phantasmagoria on the faces of cathode-ray tubes (CRT), extends at most only three-quarters of a decade into the dim past.

    Ex: This is a rather fuzzy basis for establishing subject headings, but fuzziness is not the guidelines only fault.
    Ex: Some of the terms are vague.
    Ex: Mearns warns us, 'Recollection is treacherous; it is usually too broad or too narrow for another's use; and what is more serious, it is frequently undependable and worn and feeble'.
    Ex: Kast points out that there is a 'rather loose, conglomeration of interests and approaches' in this developing field.
    Ex: On the other side, some aspects of the planning study remains wooly.
    Ex: The typescript will be fuzzy and indistinct without the smooth, firm surface which the backing sheet offers.
    Ex: This research suggests that people are threatened by categorizations that portray them as too distinctive or too indistinctive.
    Ex: The concept of such a center remained nebulous at best, and we later learned that communication problems early on had muddied the message about what was really needed.
    * de manera vaga = hazily.

    * * *
    vago1 -ga
    A ( fam); ‹persona› lazy, idle
    B ‹recuerdo/idea› vague, hazy; ‹contorno/forma› vague, indistinct
    hay un vago parecido entre los dos there is a vague resemblance between them
    me dio una explicación muy vaga de lo que había sucedido she gave me a very vague explanation of what had happened, she only explained very vaguely what had happened
    tengo la vaga sensación de haberlo visto antes I have a vague feeling I've seen him before
    vago2 -ga
    masculine, feminine
    ( fam)
    layabout, slacker ( colloq)
    deja ya de hacer el vago y ponte a trabajar stop lazing around and get some work done ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo vagar: ( conjugate vagar)

    vago es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    vagó es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) pretérito indicativo

    Multiple Entries:
    vagar    
    vago
    vagar ( conjugate vagar) verbo intransitivo
    to wander, roam
    vago
    ◊ -ga adjetivo

    1 (fam) ‹ persona lazy, idle
    2recuerdo/idea vague, hazy;
    contorno/forma vague, indistinct;
    explicación/parecido vague
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino (fam) layabout, slacker (colloq);

    vagar vi (ir sin rumbo fijo) to wander, roam: vagamos por la ciudad toda la noche, we wandered around the town all night long
    vagaba por el desierto, he was wandering about in the desert
    vago,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 pey (holgazán) lazy
    2 (difuso) slight, vague: tiene una vaga idea de lo que ocurrió, he has a vague idea of what happened
    II m,f (gandul) layabout
    ' vago' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    boluda
    - boludo
    - floja
    - flojo
    - sambenito
    - señorito
    - vaga
    - hecho
    - indeterminado
    English:
    bone-idle
    - dim
    - do-nothing
    - easy-going
    - faint
    - hazy
    - indistinct
    - layabout
    - obscure
    - screw around
    - slack
    - slob
    - swan about
    - swan around
    - vague
    - work shy
    - bum
    - wooly
    * * *
    vago, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] lazy, idle;
    Fam Hum
    2. [imagen, recuerdo] vague
    3. Med
    nervio vago vagus nerve
    nm,f
    lazy person, idler;
    ser un vago to be lazy o idle
    nm
    hacer el vago to laze around
    * * *
    I adj
    1 ( holgazán) lazy;
    hacer el vago laze around
    2 ( indefinido) vague
    II m, vaga f idler, Br
    layabout fam
    * * *
    vago, -ga adj
    1) : vague
    2) perezoso: lazy, idle
    vago, -ga n
    1) : idler, loafer
    2) vagabundo: vagrant, bum
    * * *
    vago1 adj
    1. (gandul) lazy [comp. lazier; superl. laziest]
    2. (impreciso) vague
    vago2 n lazybones

    Spanish-English dictionary > vago

  • 16 conglomeración

    f.
    1 conglomeration, jumble, swarming, teeming.
    2 conglomeratization.
    * * *
    1 conglomeration
    * * *
    * * *
    conglomeration
    * * *

    conglomeración sustantivo femenino conglomeration
    ' conglomeración' also found in these entries:
    English:
    conglomeration
    * * *
    conglomeration

    Spanish-English dictionary > conglomeración

  • 17 aglomeración

    • accumulation
    • agglomeration
    • clump
    • cohesion
    • conglomeration

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > aglomeración

  • 18 conglomeración

    • conglomeration
    • jumble
    • miscellany
    • swarming
    • teem
    • teeming cities

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > conglomeración

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