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guiding principle

  • 1 admonición

    f.
    admonition, caution, counsel, admonishment.
    * * *
    1 warning, reproof
    * * *
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    femenino (frml) admonishment (frml)
    * * *
    = admonition, admonishment.
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex. He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    * * *
    femenino (frml) admonishment (frml)
    * * *
    = admonition, admonishment.

    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.

    Ex: He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.

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    ( frml)
    el director le hizo una severa admonición he was given a severe reprimand by the director, he was severely reprimanded by the director
    un alumno que ya ha recibido varias admoniciones a pupil who has already been admonished several times ( frml)
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    admonición sustantivo femenino frml warning, admonition, admonishment
    * * *
    Formal warning;
    recibió una severa admonición she was severely admonished
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    f reprimand
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    admonición nf, pl - ciones : admonition, warning

    Spanish-English dictionary > admonición

  • 2 advertencia

    f.
    warning.
    una advertencia a word of warning
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning
    advertencia previa advance warning
    * * *
    1 warning
    2 (consejo) piece of advice
    3 (nota) notice
    \
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    noun f.
    warning, caution
    * * *
    SF
    1) (=aviso) warning
    2) (=consejo)

    hacer una advertencia — to give some advice, give a piece of advice

    una advertencia: conviene llevar ropa de abrigo — a word of advice: take warm clothes with you

    3) (=prefacio) preface, foreword
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    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.
    Ex. Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.
    Ex. No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex. One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex. But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex. The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex. The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex. The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex. These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex. He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex. The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex. The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex. But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
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    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.
    * * *
    femenino warning
    * * *
    = word of caution, warning, word of warning, caveat, admonition, proviso, cautionary note, cautionary word, wake-up call, admonishment, alert, heads up, warning label.

    Ex: Finally a word of caution: do not expect too much.

    Ex: No, he was not one to take off like a deer at the first warning of certain dangers.
    Ex: One word of warning before starting: products, concepts, applications of information technology are currently in a state of rapid evolution.
    Ex: But no litany of caveats should be allowed to obscure the fact that on-line searching has added a major weapon to the reference librarian's arsenal.
    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex: The term thesaurus will be used here to denote such lists, with the proviso that this is strictly speaking a misuse of the term.
    Ex: The different standards involved are described with cautionary notes on their limitations and the balance between standardisation and innovation.
    Ex: The article 'A few cautionary words about electronic publishing' argues that advances in microform technology have obviously fallen far behind their potential.
    Ex: These incidents should serve as a wake-up call for libraries planning a move.
    Ex: He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex: The author reviews a number of Web sites that offer product warnings and business scam alerts.
    Ex: The article is entitled ' Heads up: confronting the selection and access issues of electronic journals'.
    Ex: But one Michigan woman says the candies are so chewy, they should come with a warning label.
    * advertencia de suspensión = caveat emptor.
    * advertencia sanitaria = health warning.
    * a modo de advertencia = cautionary.
    * aviso de advertencia = warning label.
    * dar una advertencia = raise + caveat, issue + warning.
    * disparo de advertencia = warning shot.
    * etiqueta de advertencia = warning label.
    * hacer una advertencia = raise + caveat.
    * llamada de advertencia = wake-up call.
    * nota de advertencia = warning label.
    * señal de advertencia = safety notice.

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    1 (amonestación) warning
    es la última advertencia que te hago this is your last warning
    que les sirva de advertencia let it be a warning to them
    2
    (consejo): no hizo caso de mis advertencias he ignored my advice
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    advertencia sustantivo femenino
    warning;

    advertencia sustantivo femenino warning

    ' advertencia' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    aviso
    - no
    - atender
    - eh
    English:
    caution
    - tip-off
    - warning
    - word
    * * *
    warning;
    servir de advertencia to serve as a warning;
    los expertos han lanzado una advertencia preocupante the experts have issued a worrying warning;
    no hizo caso de mi advertencia she ignored my warning
    * * *
    f warning
    * * *
    aviso: warning
    * * *
    advertencia n warning

    Spanish-English dictionary > advertencia

  • 3 afiliados

    (n.) = constituency
    Ex. The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    * * *

    Ex: The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > afiliados

  • 4 amonestación

    f.
    1 admonition, admonishment, rebuke, castigation.
    2 warning.
    * * *
    1 (reprensión) reprimand, admonition, admonishment
    2 (advertencia) warning
    3 DEPORTE caution, booking
    1 banns
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    SF
    1) (=reprimenda) reprimand; (=advertencia) warning; (=consejo) piece of advice; (Ftbl) caution, yellow card; (Jur) caution
    2) pl amonestaciones (Rel) marriage banns
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    femenino ( reprimenda) warning; ( en fútbol) caution, booking
    * * *
    = admonition, reprimand, admonishment, slap on the wrist, caution.
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    Ex. This article stresses the importance of praise as opposed to reprimands.
    Ex. He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex. It is hard to believe that the public will see a reprimand in this case as anything more than a slap on the wrist.
    Ex. As a result, yellow cards to indicate a caution and red cards to indicate an expulsion were used for the first time in the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
    * * *
    femenino ( reprimenda) warning; ( en fútbol) caution, booking
    * * *
    = admonition, reprimand, admonishment, slap on the wrist, caution.

    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.

    Ex: This article stresses the importance of praise as opposed to reprimands.
    Ex: He chose not to abide by the admonishments who warned that serving simultaneously as politician and journalist would call into question their ability to act in the best interests of the public.
    Ex: It is hard to believe that the public will see a reprimand in this case as anything more than a slap on the wrist.
    Ex: As a result, yellow cards to indicate a caution and red cards to indicate an expulsion were used for the first time in the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.

    * * *
    A (reprimenda) warning; (en fútbol) caution, booking
    B ( Der, Relig) banns (pl)
    publicar las amonestaciones to publish the banns
    * * *

    amonestación sustantivo femenino ( reprimenda) warning;
    ( en fútbol) caution, booking
    amonestación sustantivo femenino
    1 rebuke, reprimand
    Dep warning
    2 Rel amonestaciones, (marriage) banns
    ' amonestación' also found in these entries:
    English:
    bind over
    - booking
    - caution
    - warning
    - let
    * * *
    1. [reprimenda] reprimand
    2. [en fútbol] warning
    3.
    amonestaciones [para matrimonio] banns
    * * *
    f
    1 warning; DEP tb
    caution
    2
    :
    * * *
    1) apercibimiento: admonition, warning
    2) amonestaciones nfpl: banns

    Spanish-English dictionary > amonestación

  • 5 comunidad de usuarios

    (n.) = constituency, user community
    Ex. The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    Ex. Now that the true user community has been identified, an aggressive marketing programme is needed.
    * * *
    (n.) = constituency, user community

    Ex: The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.

    Ex: Now that the true user community has been identified, an aggressive marketing programme is needed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > comunidad de usuarios

  • 6 crear

    v.
    1 to create.
    me crea muchos problemas it gives me a lot of trouble, it causes me a lot of problems
    Picasso creó escuela Picasso's works have had a seminal influence
    Ricardo crea obras de arte Richard creates works of art.
    Ellas crean criaturas raras They create weird creatures.
    2 to invent.
    3 to found.
    4 to make, to make up.
    * * *
    1 (gen) to create
    2 (fundar) to found, establish; (partido) to set up
    3 (inventar) to invent
    1 to make, make for oneself
    2 (imaginarse) to imagine
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    verb
    * * *
    VT
    1) (=hacer, producir) [+ obra, objeto, empleo] to create
    2) (=establecer) [+ comisión, comité, fondo, negocio, sistema] to set up; [+ asociación, cooperativa] to form, set up; [+ cargo, puesto] to create; [+ movimiento, organización] to create, establish, found

    ¿qué se necesita para crear una empresa? — what do you need in order to set up o start a business?

    aspiraban a crear un estado independientethey aimed to create o establish o found an independent state

    3) (=dar lugar a) [+ condiciones, clima, ambiente] to create; [+ problemas] to cause, create; [+ expectativas] to raise

    el vacío creado por su muertethe gap left o created by her death

    4) liter (=nombrar) to make, appoint
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    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <obra/modelo/tendencia> to create, < producto> to develop
    b) < sistema> to create, establish, set up; < institución> to set up, create; <comisión/fondo> to set up; < empleo> to create; < ciudad> to build
    2) <dificultades/problemas> to cause, create; <ambiente/clima> to create; <fama/prestigio> to bring; < reputación> to earn
    2.
    crearse v pron < problema> to create... for oneself
    * * *
    = design (for/to), construct, create, engender, establish, fashion, forge, form, invent, set up, compose, originate, bring into + being, mint, found, institute, come into + existence, mother, come up with.
    Ex. In lists designed for international use a symbolic notation instead of textual notes may be used.
    Ex. The objective in executing these three stages is to construct a document profile which reflects its subject = El propósito de llevar a cabo estas tres etapas es elaborar un perfil documental que refleje su materia.
    Ex. National agencies creating MARC records use national standards within their own country, and re-format records to UNIMARC for international exchange.
    Ex. In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex. The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex. The preliminary discussions and proposals which led up to the AACR, did start out with an attempt to fashion an ideology, a philosophical context, for those rules.
    Ex. This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex. Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
    Ex. Frequently, but not always, this same process will have been attempted by the author when inventing the title, and this explains why the title is often a useful aid to indexing.
    Ex. By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex. There have never been any attempts to compose a bibliography of US government documents relating to international law.
    Ex. In the 'office of the present', a document is usually produced by several people: someone, say an administrator or manager, who originates and checks it, a typist, who prepares the text, and a draughtsman or artist who prepares the diagrams.
    Ex. MARC was brought into being originally to facilitate the creation of LC catalogue cards.
    Ex. The article 'The newly minted MLS: what do we need to know today?' describes the skills which, ideally, every US library school graduate should possess at the end of the 1990s.
    Ex. The earliest community information service in Australia dates from as recently as 1958 when Citizens' Advice Bureaux, modelled on their British namesake, were founded in Perth = El primer servicio de información ciudadana de Australia es reciente y data de 1958 cuando se creó en Perth la Oficina de Información al Ciudadano, a imitación de su homónima británica.
    Ex. The librarians have instituted a series of campaigns, including displays and leaflets on specific issues, eg family income supplement, rent and rates rebates, and school grants.
    Ex. Some university libraries have been built up over the centuries; others have come into existence over the last 40 years.
    Ex. Necessity mothers invention, and certainly invention in the presentation of books mothers surprised interest.
    Ex. Derfer corroborated her: 'I'd be very proud of you if you could come up with the means to draft a model collection development policy'.
    ----
    * crear adicción = be addictive.
    * crear alianzas = form + alliances, make + alliances.
    * crear apoyo = build + support.
    * crear canales para = establish + channels for.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * crear consenso = forge + consensus.
    * crear demanda = make + demand.
    * crear de nuevo = recreate [re-create].
    * crear desconfianza = create + distrust.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * crear interés = build + interest.
    * crear la ilusión = generate + illusion.
    * crear lazos = build up + links.
    * crear lazos afectivos = bond.
    * crear posibilidades = open + window, create + possibilities.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * crear prototipos = prototype.
    * crear relaciones = structure + relationships.
    * crearse = build up, hew.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * crear servidor web = put up + web site.
    * crearse una identidad = forge + identity.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crear una alianza = forge + alliance.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * crear una coalición = forge + coalition.
    * crear una colección = build + collection.
    * crear un acuerdo = work out + agreement.
    * crear una familia = have + a family.
    * crear una ilusión = create + illusion.
    * crear una imagen = build + an image, create + image, summon up + image.
    * crear una injusticia = create + injustice.
    * crear una marca de identidad = branding.
    * crear una ocasión = create + opportunity.
    * crear una preocupación = create + concern.
    * crear una situación = create + a situation.
    * crear un clima = promote + climate.
    * crear un comité = set up + committee.
    * crear un entorno = create + an environment.
    * crear un equilibrio = establish + a balance.
    * crear un fondo común de conocimientos = pool + knowledge.
    * crear un fondo común de experiencias profesionales = pool + expertise.
    * crear un grupo = set up + group.
    * crear un índice = generate + index.
    * crear un mercado para = produce + a market for.
    * crear un perfil = compile + profile, formulate + profile.
    * crear un servidor web = open up + web site.
    * crear vínculos = build up + links.
    * crear vínculos afectivos = bond.
    * oposición + crear = opposition + line up.
    * que crea adicción = addictive.
    * que crea hábito = addictive.
    * volver a crear = recreate [re-create].
    * * *
    1.
    verbo transitivo
    1)
    a) <obra/modelo/tendencia> to create, < producto> to develop
    b) < sistema> to create, establish, set up; < institución> to set up, create; <comisión/fondo> to set up; < empleo> to create; < ciudad> to build
    2) <dificultades/problemas> to cause, create; <ambiente/clima> to create; <fama/prestigio> to bring; < reputación> to earn
    2.
    crearse v pron < problema> to create... for oneself
    * * *
    = design (for/to), construct, create, engender, establish, fashion, forge, form, invent, set up, compose, originate, bring into + being, mint, found, institute, come into + existence, mother, come up with.

    Ex: In lists designed for international use a symbolic notation instead of textual notes may be used.

    Ex: The objective in executing these three stages is to construct a document profile which reflects its subject = El propósito de llevar a cabo estas tres etapas es elaborar un perfil documental que refleje su materia.
    Ex: National agencies creating MARC records use national standards within their own country, and re-format records to UNIMARC for international exchange.
    Ex: In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex: The intention is to establish a general framework, and then to give exceptions or further explanation and examples for each area in turn.
    Ex: The preliminary discussions and proposals which led up to the AACR, did start out with an attempt to fashion an ideology, a philosophical context, for those rules.
    Ex: This article calls on libraries to forge a renewed national commitment to cooperate in the building of a national information network for scholarly communications.
    Ex: Formed in 1969, the first operational system was implemented in 1972-3.
    Ex: Frequently, but not always, this same process will have been attempted by the author when inventing the title, and this explains why the title is often a useful aid to indexing.
    Ex: By imposing a ban one is only likely to set up antagonism and frustration which will turn against the very thing we are trying to encourage.
    Ex: There have never been any attempts to compose a bibliography of US government documents relating to international law.
    Ex: In the 'office of the present', a document is usually produced by several people: someone, say an administrator or manager, who originates and checks it, a typist, who prepares the text, and a draughtsman or artist who prepares the diagrams.
    Ex: MARC was brought into being originally to facilitate the creation of LC catalogue cards.
    Ex: The article 'The newly minted MLS: what do we need to know today?' describes the skills which, ideally, every US library school graduate should possess at the end of the 1990s.
    Ex: The earliest community information service in Australia dates from as recently as 1958 when Citizens' Advice Bureaux, modelled on their British namesake, were founded in Perth = El primer servicio de información ciudadana de Australia es reciente y data de 1958 cuando se creó en Perth la Oficina de Información al Ciudadano, a imitación de su homónima británica.
    Ex: The librarians have instituted a series of campaigns, including displays and leaflets on specific issues, eg family income supplement, rent and rates rebates, and school grants.
    Ex: Some university libraries have been built up over the centuries; others have come into existence over the last 40 years.
    Ex: Necessity mothers invention, and certainly invention in the presentation of books mothers surprised interest.
    Ex: Derfer corroborated her: 'I'd be very proud of you if you could come up with the means to draft a model collection development policy'.
    * crear adicción = be addictive.
    * crear alianzas = form + alliances, make + alliances.
    * crear apoyo = build + support.
    * crear canales para = establish + channels for.
    * crear con gran destreza = craft.
    * crear consenso = forge + consensus.
    * crear demanda = make + demand.
    * crear de nuevo = recreate [re-create].
    * crear desconfianza = create + distrust.
    * crear desesperación = yield + despair.
    * crear falsas ilusiones = create + false illusions.
    * crear interés = build + interest.
    * crear la ilusión = generate + illusion.
    * crear lazos = build up + links.
    * crear lazos afectivos = bond.
    * crear posibilidades = open + window, create + possibilities.
    * crear problemas = make + waves, build up + problems, make + trouble.
    * crear prototipos = prototype.
    * crear relaciones = structure + relationships.
    * crearse = build up, hew.
    * crearse el prestigio de ser = establish + a record as.
    * crear servidor web = put up + web site.
    * crearse una identidad = forge + identity.
    * crearse una vida = build + life.
    * crear una alianza = forge + alliance.
    * crear una base = form + a basis.
    * crear una buena impresión en = make + a good impression on.
    * crear una coalición = forge + coalition.
    * crear una colección = build + collection.
    * crear un acuerdo = work out + agreement.
    * crear una familia = have + a family.
    * crear una ilusión = create + illusion.
    * crear una imagen = build + an image, create + image, summon up + image.
    * crear una injusticia = create + injustice.
    * crear una marca de identidad = branding.
    * crear una ocasión = create + opportunity.
    * crear una preocupación = create + concern.
    * crear una situación = create + a situation.
    * crear un clima = promote + climate.
    * crear un comité = set up + committee.
    * crear un entorno = create + an environment.
    * crear un equilibrio = establish + a balance.
    * crear un fondo común de conocimientos = pool + knowledge.
    * crear un fondo común de experiencias profesionales = pool + expertise.
    * crear un grupo = set up + group.
    * crear un índice = generate + index.
    * crear un mercado para = produce + a market for.
    * crear un perfil = compile + profile, formulate + profile.
    * crear un servidor web = open up + web site.
    * crear vínculos = build up + links.
    * crear vínculos afectivos = bond.
    * oposición + crear = opposition + line up.
    * que crea adicción = addictive.
    * que crea hábito = addictive.
    * volver a crear = recreate [re-create].

    * * *
    crear [A1 ]
    vt
    A
    1 ‹obra/modelo› to create; ‹tendencia› to create
    crear una nueva imagen para el producto to create a new image for the product
    crearon un producto revolucionario they developed o created a revolutionary product
    2 ‹sistema› to create, establish, set up; ‹institución› to set up, create; ‹comisión/fondo› to set up; ‹empleo› to create
    crearon una ciudad en pleno desierto they built a city in the middle of the desert
    B ‹dificultades/problemas› to cause, create; ‹ambiente/clima› to create; ‹fama/prestigio› to bring; ‹reputación› to earn
    su arrogancia le creó muchas enemistades his arrogance made him many enemies
    no quiero crear falsas expectativas en mis alumnos I don't want to raise false hopes among my students, I don't want to give my students false hopes
    se crea muchas dificultades he creates o makes a lot of problems for himself
    ¿para qué te creas más trabajo? why make more work for yourself?
    será difícil llenar el vacío creado con su desaparición it will be difficult to fill the gap left by his death
    * * *

     

    crear ( conjugate crear) verbo transitivo
    to create;
    producto to develop;
    institución/comisión/fondo to set up;
    fama/prestigio to bring;
    reputación to earn;
    crea muchos problemas it causes o creates a lot of problems;

    no quiero crear falsas expectativas I don't want to raise false hopes
    crearse verbo pronominal ‹ problemato create … for oneself;

    enemigos to make
    crear verbo transitivo to create
    ' crear' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    falsificar
    - hacer
    - ilusionar
    - infundio
    - rompecabezas
    - constituir
    - formar
    - meter
    English:
    boat
    - bonding
    - create
    - fashion
    - never-never land
    - rapport
    - stage
    - afoot
    - develop
    - devise
    - disrupt
    - establish
    - illusion
    - set
    - you
    * * *
    vt
    1. [hacer, producir, originar] to create;
    crear empleo/riqueza to create jobs/wealth;
    han creado un nuevo ministerio para él they have created a new ministry for him;
    me crea muchos problemas it gives me a lot of trouble, it causes me a lot of problems;
    Picasso creó escuela Picasso's works have had a seminal influence
    2. [inventar] to invent;
    [poema, sinfonía] to compose, to write; [cuadro] to paint
    3. [fundar] to found
    * * *
    v/t create; empresa set up
    * * *
    crear vt
    1) : to create, to cause
    2) : to originate
    * * *
    crear vb
    1. (en general) to create
    2. (comité, empresa, etc) to set up

    Spanish-English dictionary > crear

  • 7 engendrar

    v.
    1 to conceive (hijo, idea).
    2 to give rise to.
    la falta de cariño engendra inseguridad lack of affection gives rise to insecurity
    3 to beget, to create, to bring into existence, to give birth to.
    Ellas crean criaturas raras They create weird creatures.
    4 to generate, to breed.
    5 to spawn, to breed.
    * * *
    1 to engender, beget
    2 figurado to generate, give rise to
    * * *
    verb
    1) to beget, father
    * * *
    VT
    1) (Bio) to beget, breed
    2) (Mat) to generate
    3) [+ problemas, situación] to cause
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < hijos> to father; <odio/sospecha> to breed, engender (frml)
    * * *
    = breed, engender, spawn, beget, birth, give + birth to.
    Ex. The dependence on bosses for recognition, rewards, and advancement breeds an artificiality of relationship, a need to be polite and agreeable.
    Ex. In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex. Both the original production and revision of STC spawned a large crop of such items which are worth following up.
    Ex. This means that citations do not automatically beget more citations.
    Ex. This 'civilization' has reached the pinnacle of its development, because it has birthed the seeds of its own transformation.
    Ex. By way of illustration: it is the machine's habit to perform remarkable feats, such as augmenting western musical heritage with the discovery that the eighteenth century gave birth to two contemporary composers.
    * * *
    verbo transitivo < hijos> to father; <odio/sospecha> to breed, engender (frml)
    * * *
    = breed, engender, spawn, beget, birth, give + birth to.

    Ex: The dependence on bosses for recognition, rewards, and advancement breeds an artificiality of relationship, a need to be polite and agreeable.

    Ex: In addition to problems with new subjects which lacked 'accepted' or established names, this guiding principle engendered inconsistency in the form of headings.
    Ex: Both the original production and revision of STC spawned a large crop of such items which are worth following up.
    Ex: This means that citations do not automatically beget more citations.
    Ex: This 'civilization' has reached the pinnacle of its development, because it has birthed the seeds of its own transformation.
    Ex: By way of illustration: it is the machine's habit to perform remarkable feats, such as augmenting western musical heritage with the discovery that the eighteenth century gave birth to two contemporary composers.

    * * *
    engendrar [A1 ]
    vt
    1 ‹hijos› to father
    2 ‹odio/sospecha› to breed, engender ( frml)
    experiencias que engendran traumas y resentimientos experiences that produce o ( frml) engender traumas and feelings of resentment
    ese episodio engendró la duda en él that incident sowed the seeds of doubt in his mind
    * * *

    engendrar ( conjugate engendrar) verbo transitivo hijos to father;
    odio/sospecha to breed, engender (frml)
    engendrar verbo transitivo
    1 Biol to engender
    2 (dar lugar, provocar) to give rise to, cause: la mentira engendra otros males, lying only makes things worse
    ' engendrar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    breed
    - father
    - procreate
    - spawn
    - beget
    * * *
    1. [hijo, cría] to conceive
    2. [proyecto, idea] to conceive (of)
    3. [sentimiento, sensación, duda] to give rise to, to engender;
    [situación, conflicto, problema] to give rise to, to cause;
    la falta de cariño engendra inseguridad lack of affection gives rise to insecurity;
    engendró un clima de miedo y desconfianza it gave rise to o engendered an atmosphere of fear and distrust
    * * *
    v/t father; fig
    breed, engender
    * * *
    1) : to beget, to father
    2) : to give rise to, to engender

    Spanish-English dictionary > engendrar

  • 8 grabar en la mente de Alguien

    (v.) = engrave in + Posesivo + mind
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    * * *
    (v.) = engrave in + Posesivo + mind

    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > grabar en la mente de Alguien

  • 9 guía

    f. & m.
    1 guide, mentor.
    2 guideline, guide, guidance, direction.
    3 guidebook, guide, guide book.
    4 groove.
    5 guide, blindman's guide.
    6 leader, guide.
    7 telephone book.
    8 girl scout, girl guide.
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: guiar.
    * * *
    1 (persona) guide, leader
    1 (norma) guidance, guideline
    2 (libro) guidebook
    3 (de bicicleta) handlebar
    4 (de bigote) end, tip
    5 (carril) rail, guide
    6 BOTÁNICA main stem
    \
    guía de teléfonos telephone directory, phone book
    * * *
    1. noun f.
    1) directory, guidebook
    2. noun mf.
    * * *
    1. SF
    1) (=libro) guidebook (de to)
    (=manual) handbook; [de teléfono] directory

    guía de campo — (Bio) field guide

    guía de carga — (Ferro) waybill

    guía del ocio — "what's on" guide

    guía del viajerotraveller's o (EEUU) traveler's guide

    guía oficial de ferrocarriles — (Ferro) official timetable

    2) (=orientación) guidance; (=acto) guiding
    3) (Inform) prompt
    4) (Mec) guide; [de bicicleta] handlebars pl ; (=caballo) leader, front horse
    pl guías (=riendas) reins

    guía sonora — (Cine) soundtrack

    2.
    SMF (=persona) guide; (=dirigente) leader; (=consejero) adviser
    3.
    ADJ INV guide antes de s, guiding

    cable guía — guiding wire, guide rope

    * * *
    1)
    a) (libro, folleto) guide (book); ( de calles) map
    2) ( de los scouts) guide
    3) guía masculino y femenino ( persona) guide
    * * *
    = feature card, guidance, guide, guide book, guide card, mentor, signpost, guru, ground rule, pathfinder, road map [roadmap], pointer, listing magazine, research guide, route map, guidebook.
    Ex. The provision of 'guide' or ' feature' cards, displaying class numbers and their verbal translations, break up the classified sequence into manageable proportions and help in the process of guiding.
    Ex. The command function 'HELP' is used to obtain guidance online when in difficulty.
    Ex. In so doing the indexes act as an organized guide to large sections of the literature of a subject area.
    Ex. The reference department contain quick reference material including street and trade directories, bus, train and air timetables, year-books, gazetteers, list of addresses, booklets, guide books, etc.
    Ex. Guide cards help to break up the classified sequence and direct the user to the required class.
    Ex. Also, the students are encouraged to explore subjects on interest to them in their school libraries and report on their investigations, either orally or in writing, to a teacher who serves as a kind of counselor or mentor for the project.
    Ex. The cooperative approach in evidence in the Moorlands Information scheme is one signpost for the future.
    Ex. Many readers will need to consult a network guru in order to find out about access through a network connection.
    Ex. It is possible to lay down some ground rules about the way various elements in a citation should be treated.
    Ex. These maps serve as pathfinders for future research in the focus area = Estos mapas sirven como guías para investigaciones futuras sobre el tema de interés.
    Ex. The Computing Information Directory (CID) has been a road map to the computing literature since 1981.
    Ex. Accordingly, the role of librarian as pointer and setter must be tagged as obsolete.
    Ex. Various listing magazines are available that cover the arts and culture in Glasgow.
    Ex. This is a bibliography identifying a number of research guides and sources intended to help the law librarian make better use of the Internet.
    Ex. This service aims to provide refugees with a cultural route map through the confused and sometimes hostile environment in which they find themselves.
    Ex. Examples include newsletters, annual reports and guidebooks, conference proceedings, technical reports and pamphlets.
    ----
    * como guía = for guidance.
    * guía básica = laymen's guide.
    * guía bibliográfica = bibliographical guide, bibliographic guide.
    * guía de biblioteca = library guide, library guiding.
    * guía de caza = hunting guide.
    * guía de cazadores = hunting guide.
    * guía de estilo = style guideline.
    * guía de fuentes de información = pathfinder.
    * guía de hoteles = hotel guide.
    * guía del usuario = user guide.
    * guía de teléfonos = white pages directory, white pages telephone directory, telephone directory.
    * guía de trabajo = working guide.
    * guía de turismo = tour guide.
    * guía de viaje = travel brochure.
    * guía de viajes = travel guide.
    * guía informativa = brochure.
    * guía para principiantes = beginners' guide.
    * guía práctica = working guide, field guide.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * guía sonora = rumble strip.
    * guía telefónica = telephone directory, white pages directory, white pages telephone directory.
    * guía temática = subject guide.
    * guía turística = travel guide.
    * guía voluntario = docent.
    * luz guía = beacon light.
    * luz y guía = lodestar.
    * perro guía = guide dog.
    * perro lazarillo = guide dog.
    * plantilla de guía = jig.
    * servir de guía = carry + the torch.
    * una guía general = a rough guide.
    * * *
    1)
    a) (libro, folleto) guide (book); ( de calles) map
    2) ( de los scouts) guide
    3) guía masculino y femenino ( persona) guide
    * * *
    = feature card, guidance, guide, guide book, guide card, mentor, signpost, guru, ground rule, pathfinder, road map [roadmap], pointer, listing magazine, research guide, route map, guidebook.

    Ex: The provision of 'guide' or ' feature' cards, displaying class numbers and their verbal translations, break up the classified sequence into manageable proportions and help in the process of guiding.

    Ex: The command function 'HELP' is used to obtain guidance online when in difficulty.
    Ex: In so doing the indexes act as an organized guide to large sections of the literature of a subject area.
    Ex: The reference department contain quick reference material including street and trade directories, bus, train and air timetables, year-books, gazetteers, list of addresses, booklets, guide books, etc.
    Ex: Guide cards help to break up the classified sequence and direct the user to the required class.
    Ex: Also, the students are encouraged to explore subjects on interest to them in their school libraries and report on their investigations, either orally or in writing, to a teacher who serves as a kind of counselor or mentor for the project.
    Ex: The cooperative approach in evidence in the Moorlands Information scheme is one signpost for the future.
    Ex: Many readers will need to consult a network guru in order to find out about access through a network connection.
    Ex: It is possible to lay down some ground rules about the way various elements in a citation should be treated.
    Ex: These maps serve as pathfinders for future research in the focus area = Estos mapas sirven como guías para investigaciones futuras sobre el tema de interés.
    Ex: The Computing Information Directory (CID) has been a road map to the computing literature since 1981.
    Ex: Accordingly, the role of librarian as pointer and setter must be tagged as obsolete.
    Ex: Various listing magazines are available that cover the arts and culture in Glasgow.
    Ex: This is a bibliography identifying a number of research guides and sources intended to help the law librarian make better use of the Internet.
    Ex: This service aims to provide refugees with a cultural route map through the confused and sometimes hostile environment in which they find themselves.
    Ex: Examples include newsletters, annual reports and guidebooks, conference proceedings, technical reports and pamphlets.
    * como guía = for guidance.
    * guía básica = laymen's guide.
    * guía bibliográfica = bibliographical guide, bibliographic guide.
    * guía de biblioteca = library guide, library guiding.
    * guía de caza = hunting guide.
    * guía de cazadores = hunting guide.
    * guía de estilo = style guideline.
    * guía de fuentes de información = pathfinder.
    * guía de hoteles = hotel guide.
    * guía del usuario = user guide.
    * guía de teléfonos = white pages directory, white pages telephone directory, telephone directory.
    * guía de trabajo = working guide.
    * guía de turismo = tour guide.
    * guía de viaje = travel brochure.
    * guía de viajes = travel guide.
    * guía informativa = brochure.
    * guía para principiantes = beginners' guide.
    * guía práctica = working guide, field guide.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * guía sonora = rumble strip.
    * guía telefónica = telephone directory, white pages directory, white pages telephone directory.
    * guía temática = subject guide.
    * guía turística = travel guide.
    * guía voluntario = docent.
    * luz guía = beacon light.
    * luz y guía = lodestar.
    * perro guía = guide dog.
    * perro lazarillo = guide dog.
    * plantilla de guía = jig.
    * servir de guía = carry + the torch.
    * una guía general = a rough guide.

    * * *
    A
    1 (libro, folleto) guide, guide book; (de calles) map
    guía turística tourist guide
    guía de campings/hoteles camping/hotel guide
    guía urbana street map o guide o plan
    2
    (orientación): los colores me sirven de guía I use the colors as a guide
    sus indicaciones me sirvieron de guía para llegar hasta allí his directions helped me find my way there
    Compuestos:
    bill of lading, waybill
    entertainment guide
    guía telefónica or de teléfonos
    telephone directory, phone book
    TV guide
    B
    2 (de un cajón, una puerta) guide
    C (de los scouts) guide, girl guide, girl scout ( AmE)
    D
    guía de turismo tourist guide
    guía espiritual spirtual leader
    * * *

     

    Del verbo guiar: ( conjugate guiar)

    guía es:

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

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    guiar    
    guía
    guiar ( conjugate guiar) verbo transitivo
    to guide
    guiarse verbo pronominal guíase por algo ‹por mapa/consejo to follow sth;

    guíase por el instinto to follow one's instincts
    guía sustantivo femenino
    1 (libro, folleto) guide (book);
    ( de calles) map;
    guía turística/de hoteles tourist/hotel guide;

    guía telefónica or de teléfonos telephone directory, phone book
    2
    guía sustantivo masculino y femenino ( persona) guide;

    guía de turismo tourist guide
    guiar verbo transitivo
    1 (indicar el camino) to guide
    2 (un automóvil) to drive
    (una embarcación) to steer
    (un caballo, moto) to ride
    guía
    I mf (cicerone, tutor, consejero, etc) guide, perro guía, guide dog
    II sustantivo femenino
    1 (orientación, pauta) guideline
    2 (libro de pautas) guide
    guía del buen jardinero, the Good Gardener's Guide
    3 (listado) directory
    guía de teléfonos, telephone directory
    ' guía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    callejera
    - callejero
    - excursión
    - perra
    - perro
    - plantilla
    - suministrar
    - alguno
    - buscar
    - directorio
    - directriz
    - orientación
    - pauta
    English:
    courier
    - directory
    - docent
    - guide
    - guidebook
    - guided tour
    - helpful
    - listing
    - literature
    - phrasebook
    - telephone book
    - tour guide
    - ex-directory
    - girl
    - jig
    - phone
    - phrse
    - runner
    - telephone
    - tour
    - tourist
    - unlisted
    * * *
    nmf
    [persona] guide guía espiritual [persona, libro] spiritual guide;
    guía de montaña mountain guide;
    guía turístico tourist guide
    nf
    1. [indicación] guidance;
    te dejaré una copia para que te sirva de guía I'll leave you a copy for your guidance o as a guide
    2. [libro] guide (book)
    guía de campo field guide;
    guía de carreteras road atlas;
    guía comercial commercial directory;
    guía de empresas commercial directory;
    guía de espectáculos entertainment guide, what's on guide;
    guía de ferrocarriles train timetable;
    guía del ocio entertainment guide, what's on guide;
    Esp, RP guía telefónica telephone book o directory; Esp, RP guía de teléfonos telephone book o directory;
    guía turística tourist guide
    3. [de bicicleta] handlebars
    4. [para cortinas] rail
    * * *
    I m/f guide
    II f libro guide (book)
    * * *
    guía nf
    1) : directory, guidebook
    2) orientación: guidance, direction
    la conciencia me sirve como guía: conscience is my guide
    guía nmf
    : guide, leader
    guía de turismo: tour guide
    * * *
    1. (persona) guide
    2. (libro) guide book / guide
    guía telefónica telephone directory / phone book

    Spanish-English dictionary > guía

  • 10 guía principal

    Ex. The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    * * *

    Ex: The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > guía principal

  • 11 máximas

    (n.) = dicta [dictum -sing.]
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    * * *
    (n.) = dicta [dictum -sing.]

    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > máximas

  • 12 orientador

    adj.
    guiding, leading.
    m.
    counsellor, coach, mentor, adviser.
    * * *
    1 (función) advisory, guiding
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 guide, adviser, counsellor
    * * *
    orientador, -a
    SM / F careers adviser, (school) counselor (EEUU)
    * * *
    ----
    * principio orientador = guiding principle.
    * * *
    * principio orientador = guiding principle.
    * * *
    masculine, feminine
    counselor*
    * * *
    orientador, -ora
    adj
    guiding, directing
    nm,f
    guide
    orientador psicológico (psychological) counsellor
    * * *
    m, orientadora f counselor, Br
    counsellor

    Spanish-English dictionary > orientador

  • 13 prestar un servicio

    (v.) = operate + service, provide + service, render + service, give + service to, deliver + service, deliver + value, produce + the goods, do + service
    Ex. LASER operates an interlending service which is based upon its union catalogue.
    Ex. The Center has developed a regional data base and just started to provide services to members.
    Ex. A debatable source of outside funding is the collection of fees for services rendered.
    Ex. The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    Ex. The library concentrates more on the provision of information and less on personal counselling, advice giving, or delivering a tangible service.
    Ex. Customers see no clear relationship between the price of an on-line information service and the value it delivers.
    Ex. At the end of the day, librarians must ' produce the goods' and prove their worth -- professionalism could get in the way.
    Ex. It does not seem to me to be a nine days wonder but a fundamental change of heart that is rejuvenating traditional reference services which have done sterling service over the years.
    * * *
    (v.) = operate + service, provide + service, render + service, give + service to, deliver + service, deliver + value, produce + the goods, do + service

    Ex: LASER operates an interlending service which is based upon its union catalogue.

    Ex: The Center has developed a regional data base and just started to provide services to members.
    Ex: A debatable source of outside funding is the collection of fees for services rendered.
    Ex: The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    Ex: The library concentrates more on the provision of information and less on personal counselling, advice giving, or delivering a tangible service.
    Ex: Customers see no clear relationship between the price of an on-line information service and the value it delivers.
    Ex: At the end of the day, librarians must ' produce the goods' and prove their worth -- professionalism could get in the way.
    Ex: It does not seem to me to be a nine days wonder but a fundamental change of heart that is rejuvenating traditional reference services which have done sterling service over the years.

    Spanish-English dictionary > prestar un servicio

  • 14 principal

    adj.
    1 main, principal.
    lo principal es… the main thing is…
    puerta principal front door
    2 chief, big-league, blue-chip, boss.
    m.
    first floor (British), second floor (United States) (plant).
    * * *
    1 main, chief
    1 (piso) first floor, US second floor
    * * *
    adj.
    2) main
    * * *
    1. ADJ
    1) (=más importante) [gen] principal, main; [crítico, adversario] foremost; [piso] first, second (EEUU)
    2) [persona, autoridad] illustrious
    2. SM
    1) (=persona) head, chief, principal
    2) (Econ) principal, capital
    3) (Teat) dress circle
    4) (=piso) first floor, second floor (EEUU)
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <entrada/carretera/calle> main

    el papel principalthe main part o leading role

    lo principal es que... — the main thing is that...

    II
    a) (Fin) principal, capital
    b) (en teatro, cine) dress circle, mezzanine (AmE)
    * * *
    = capital, chief, dominant, essential, foremost, leading, main, major, primary, principal, top, key, lead, premier, overriding, prime, staple, number one, top-of-mind, cardinal, master.
    Ex. Following internal discussion, it was agreed that a new library should be given the University's top priority in any forthcoming capital building project.
    Ex. This section reviews the chief factors that must be taken into account in selecting an appropriate software package.
    Ex. English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.
    Ex. The preceding chapter has introduced the essential characteristics of bibliographic descriptions.
    Ex. Foremost among those recommendations was one pertaining to the development of a UNIMARC format for authorities.
    Ex. In addition to her reputation as a leading expert in information control, Phyllis Richmond is another of ISAD's official reviewers of the AACR2's draft.
    Ex. The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.
    Ex. This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex. The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).
    Ex. If responsibility is shared between mor than three persons or corporate bodies (and no principal author is indicated), then entry is made under the title.
    Ex. ISI's indexes let you locate research in the world's top journals by citation, title word, author, institution, or journal.
    Ex. This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex. The United Nations declared 1990 as International Literacy Year (ILY) with Unesco designated as the lead agency for ILY.
    Ex. It is the country's premier research library for the natural sciences, engineering, technology and industrial property.
    Ex. Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex. For instance, my sporting goods store is on the ground level and to the right -- prime mall location.
    Ex. UK libraries and the BBC Continuing Education have the same staple customer group.
    Ex. Eyestrain is the number one complaint of computer users.
    Ex. Computer security is a top-of-mind subject for both IT managers and their corporate bosses.
    Ex. To underestimate your enemy is committing the cardinal mistake and often the last you'll make!.
    Ex. The great significance of a fully developed network will be that it will relieve libraries of the necessity of maintaining their own copies of the master data base.
    ----
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * administrador principal = top administrator.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * asesor principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * calle principal, la = high street, the, main street, the.
    * carretera principal = major road.
    * comida principal = main meal.
    * consejero principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * director principal = senior director.
    * dormitorio principal = master bedroom, master suite.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * en la corriente principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en la tendencia principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * frase que recoge el tema principal del artículo = topic sentence.
    * fuente principal de información = chief source of information.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * motivo principal = prime cause.
    * papel principal = title role.
    * parte principal del texto = meat of the text.
    * personaje principal = lead character.
    * personaje principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * plato principal = entrée, main entrée.
    * ponencia principal = keynote presentation.
    * primero y principal = first and foremost.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * principal sospechoso = leading suspect.
    * principal sostén de la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * programa principal = Core Programme.
    * protagonista principal = centrepiece [centerpiece, -USA], lead character.
    * protagonista principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * recurso principal = primary resource.
    * semiprincipal = semi-main.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo <entrada/carretera/calle> main

    el papel principalthe main part o leading role

    lo principal es que... — the main thing is that...

    II
    a) (Fin) principal, capital
    b) (en teatro, cine) dress circle, mezzanine (AmE)
    * * *
    = capital, chief, dominant, essential, foremost, leading, main, major, primary, principal, top, key, lead, premier, overriding, prime, staple, number one, top-of-mind, cardinal, master.

    Ex: Following internal discussion, it was agreed that a new library should be given the University's top priority in any forthcoming capital building project.

    Ex: This section reviews the chief factors that must be taken into account in selecting an appropriate software package.
    Ex: English is the dominant language for the dissemination of information.
    Ex: The preceding chapter has introduced the essential characteristics of bibliographic descriptions.
    Ex: Foremost among those recommendations was one pertaining to the development of a UNIMARC format for authorities.
    Ex: In addition to her reputation as a leading expert in information control, Phyllis Richmond is another of ISAD's official reviewers of the AACR2's draft.
    Ex: The main rule, however, is do not have loose cables hanging all over the place -- not only is it unsightly but also extremely dangerous.
    Ex: This scheme aims for a more helpful order than the major schemes, by following the groupings of subjects as they are taught in schools.
    Ex: The primary components in this area are place of publication, publisher's name and date of publication (that is, the date of edition).
    Ex: If responsibility is shared between mor than three persons or corporate bodies (and no principal author is indicated), then entry is made under the title.
    Ex: ISI's indexes let you locate research in the world's top journals by citation, title word, author, institution, or journal.
    Ex: This meeting brought together representatives of the key organizations in the community.
    Ex: The United Nations declared 1990 as International Literacy Year (ILY) with Unesco designated as the lead agency for ILY.
    Ex: It is the country's premier research library for the natural sciences, engineering, technology and industrial property.
    Ex: Consequently, the overriding demand made by the academic community is bibliographical in nature.
    Ex: For instance, my sporting goods store is on the ground level and to the right -- prime mall location.
    Ex: UK libraries and the BBC Continuing Education have the same staple customer group.
    Ex: Eyestrain is the number one complaint of computer users.
    Ex: Computer security is a top-of-mind subject for both IT managers and their corporate bosses.
    Ex: To underestimate your enemy is committing the cardinal mistake and often the last you'll make!.
    Ex: The great significance of a fully developed network will be that it will relieve libraries of the necessity of maintaining their own copies of the master data base.
    * actividad principal = core activity.
    * actor principal = lead character, leading man.
    * actor principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * administrador principal = top administrator.
    * apartarse de los caminos principales = go + off-road.
    * asesor principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * calle principal, la = high street, the, main street, the.
    * carretera principal = major road.
    * comida principal = main meal.
    * consejero principal = senior adviser, senior consultant.
    * director principal = senior director.
    * dormitorio principal = master bedroom, master suite.
    * el principal = the number one.
    * en la corriente principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * en la tendencia principal de = in the mainstream of.
    * frase que recoge el tema principal del artículo = topic sentence.
    * fuente principal de información = chief source of information.
    * guía principal = guiding principle.
    * la cosa principal = the number one thing.
    * la parte principal de = the bulk of.
    * motivo principal = prime cause.
    * papel principal = title role.
    * parte principal del texto = meat of the text.
    * personaje principal = lead character.
    * personaje principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * plato principal = entrée, main entrée.
    * ponencia principal = keynote presentation.
    * primero y principal = first and foremost.
    * principal razón = prime cause.
    * principal sospechoso = leading suspect.
    * principal sostén de la familia = breadwinner [bread winner].
    * programa principal = Core Programme.
    * protagonista principal = centrepiece [centerpiece, -USA], lead character.
    * protagonista principal, el = main character, the, main actor, the.
    * recurso principal = primary resource.
    * semiprincipal = semi-main.
    * ser lo principal de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.

    * * *
    ‹entrada› main; ‹carretera/calle› main
    el papel principal lo hacía Azucena Romero the main part o leading role was played by Azucena Romero
    el personaje principal se suicida al final the main character commits suicide at the end
    lo principal es que no se hizo daño the main thing is that he didn't hurt himself
    lo principal es la salud there's nothing more important than your health
    1 ( Fin) principal, capital
    2 (en un teatro, cine) upper balcony ( AmE), upper circle ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    principal adjetivo
    main;
    papel leading ( before n);
    lo principal es que… the main thing is that…

    principal adjetivo main, principal

    ' principal' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    central
    - constreñir
    - dirección
    - director
    - directora
    - eclipsar
    - maestra
    - maestro
    - mayor
    - nudo
    - puerta
    - requerir
    - sita
    - sito
    - soler
    - subdirector
    - subdirectora
    - mayordomo
    - mayoritario
    - plato
    - portón
    - protagonista
    English:
    already
    - anchor
    - attraction
    - averse
    - bed
    - body
    - bomb
    - bread-and-butter
    - by
    - central
    - chief
    - dash
    - deputy
    - dinner
    - do
    - enjoy
    - flagship
    - foremost
    - head
    - high
    - high road
    - imagine
    - irony
    - lead
    - lead off from
    - lead story
    - leading
    - leading lady
    - leading man
    - main
    - mainland
    - mainstay
    - master
    - mind
    - objective
    - on
    - opposed
    - premier
    - primary
    - prime
    - principal
    - road
    - runaway
    - title role
    - trunk road
    - upstage
    - course
    - limb
    - major
    - rat
    * * *
    adj
    1. [más importante] main, principal;
    me han dado el papel principal de la obra de teatro I've been given the leading o lead role in the play;
    puerta principal front door;
    lo principal the main thing
    2. [oración] main
    nm
    1. [piso] Br first floor, US second floor
    2. Fin principal
    * * *
    I adj main, principal;
    lo principal the main o most important thing
    II m second floor, Br
    first floor
    * * *
    1) : main, principal
    2) : foremost, leading
    : capital, principal
    * * *
    principal1 adj main
    principal2 n first floor

    Spanish-English dictionary > principal

  • 15 principio orientador

    Ex. The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.
    * * *

    Ex: The idea that a particular library is an institution which gives service to a defined constituency should be the guiding principle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > principio orientador

  • 16 principio1

    1 = principle, proposition, tenet, canon, touchstone.
    Ex. Objective 2 results in what could be described as a collocative catalogue, because a catalogue based on this principle collocates the writings of a particular author.
    Ex. They are a core, a set of basic propositions, onto which are grafted a rich variety of other possibilities.
    Ex. This attack summarises her main tenets.
    Ex. The archetypal canon is of course that of the books of the Bible, which are gathered together in a fixed and unchanging order.
    Ex. The touchstone for professional practice are the professional codes of ethics that govern medicine in face-to-face relationships with patients.
    ----
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * adherirse a principios = espouse + principles.
    * basado en principios = principled.
    * basarse en un principio = base on + principle.
    * con principios = principled.
    * cumplir con un principio = comport with + principle.
    * declaración de principios = statement of principles, value statement, Bill of Rights, declaration of principles, statement of principles.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * de principios = principled.
    * de principios muy elevados = high-minded.
    * en principio = in principle, on principle.
    * establecer un principio = establish + principle, set forth + cause.
    * formular un principio = formulate + principle.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * ir en contra de todos + Posesivo + principios = violate + principle.
    * Los Principios de París = Paris Principles.
    * mantenerse fiel a los principios de Uno = stick to + Posesivo + principles.
    * poner en duda unos principios = shake + foundations.
    * por principio = on principle.
    * por principios = as a matter of principle.
    * principio constitutivo = constitutive principle.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * principio de archívese según aparece = file-as-is principle.
    * principio de cualificación profesional adecuada para el trabajo en cuestión = principle of rate for the job.
    * principio de gratuidad, el = gratis principle, the.
    * principio de igualdad, el = egalitarian principle, the.
    * principio de la alfabetización literal = file-as-is principle, file-as-is principle.
    * principio del escalonamiento = scalar principle.
    * principio ético = moral principle.
    * principio fundamental = fundamental, principium [principia, -pl.].
    * principio moral = moral principle.
    * principio orientador = guiding principle.
    * principios = philosophy, ethos, morals.
    * principios elevados = high-mindedness.
    * Principios para la Intercalación Bibliográfica = ISO7154.
    * proponer como principio = posit.
    * respetar los principios = observe + principles.
    * seguir un principio = adopt + convention.
    * sin principios = unscrupulous, unprincipled.
    * suscribir un principio = subscribe to + principle.
    * traicionar los principios de uno mismo = betray + Posesivo + own principles.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * violar un principio = violate + principle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > principio1

  • 17 rector

    adj.
    ruling, governing.
    m.
    rector, head, principal, vice-chancellor.
    * * *
    1 ruling, governing
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 EDUCACIÓN vice chancellor, US president
    2 RELIGIÓN rector
    * * *
    (f. - rectora)
    noun
    * * *
    rector, -a
    1.
    ADJ [entidad] governing; [idea, principio] guiding, governing

    una figura rectoraan outstanding o leading figure

    2. SM / F
    1) (Univ) vice-chancellor, rector (EEUU), president (EEUU)
    2) [de colegio] principal
    * * *
    I
    - tora adjetivo <idea/principio> guiding (before n); < órgano> governing (before n)
    II
    - tora masculino, femenino ( de universidad) rector (AmE), vice-chancellor (BrE)
    * * *
    = president, vice-chancellor, rector.
    Ex. This is because the chief librarian is personally accountable to the next higher level of authority such as the mayor, the city council, the hospital director, or the university president.
    Ex. Deliberately to pay less attention to a query because it comes from the mayor of the city, or the chairman of the company, or the vice-chancellor of the university, would betray a perversity foreign to the normal well-adjusted librarian.
    Ex. Thomas Jefferson willed his book collection to the University of Virginia of which he was the first rector (these books, in fact, were auctioned by his executors to satisfy his debts).
    ----
    * rector honorario = chancellor.
    * vicerrector = vice-president, pro-vice chancellor.
    * * *
    I
    - tora adjetivo <idea/principio> guiding (before n); < órgano> governing (before n)
    II
    - tora masculino, femenino ( de universidad) rector (AmE), vice-chancellor (BrE)
    * * *
    = president, vice-chancellor, rector.

    Ex: This is because the chief librarian is personally accountable to the next higher level of authority such as the mayor, the city council, the hospital director, or the university president.

    Ex: Deliberately to pay less attention to a query because it comes from the mayor of the city, or the chairman of the company, or the vice-chancellor of the university, would betray a perversity foreign to the normal well-adjusted librarian.
    Ex: Thomas Jefferson willed his book collection to the University of Virginia of which he was the first rector (these books, in fact, were auctioned by his executors to satisfy his debts).
    * rector honorario = chancellor.
    * vicerrector = vice-president, pro-vice chancellor.

    * * *
    ‹idea/principio› guiding ( before n); ‹órgano› governing ( before n)
    masculine, feminine
    (de una universidad) rector ( AmE), vice-chancellor ( BrE)
    * * *

     

    rector
    ◊ - tora sustantivo masculino, femenino ( de universidad) rector (AmE), vice-chancellor (BrE)

    rector,-ora
    I adjetivo guiding, governing
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino Univ vice-chancellor

    ' rector' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    candidatura
    - rectora
    - vicerrector
    - vicerrectora
    English:
    chancellor
    - rector
    - govern
    - president
    - principal
    - warden
    * * *
    rector, -ora
    adj
    governing, guiding;
    el principio rector de una política the guiding principle of a policy
    nm,f
    1. [de universidad] Br vice-chancellor, US president
    2. [dirigente] leader, head
    nm
    Rel rector
    * * *
    m rector, Br
    vice-chancellor
    * * *
    rector, - tora adj
    : governing, managing
    rector, - tora n
    : rector

    Spanish-English dictionary > rector

  • 18 sentencias

    (n.) = dicta [dictum -sing.]
    Ex. One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.
    * * *
    (n.) = dicta [dictum -sing.]

    Ex: One of George Santayana's dicta, which is engraved as a guiding principle in my mind, is his admonition that 'Those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it'.

    Spanish-English dictionary > sentencias

  • 19 principio

    m.
    1 beginning, start (comienzo).
    el principio del fin the beginning of the end
    del principio al fin, desde el principio hasta el fin from beginning to end, from start to finish
    a principios de at the beginning of
    al principio at first, in the beginning
    en principio quedamos en hacer una reunión el jueves provisionally o unless you hear otherwise, we've arranged to meet on Thursday
    en un principio at first
    2 principle (fundamento, ley).
    en principio in principle
    por principio on principle
    3 origin, source (origen).
    4 element (elemento).
    principio activo active ingredient
    pres.indicat.
    1st person singular (yo) present indicative of spanish verb: principiar.
    * * *
    1 (inicio) beginning, start
    2 (base) principle
    3 (moral) principle
    1 rudiments
    \
    al principio at first, at the beginning
    en principio in principle
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) beginning, outset
    * * *
    SM
    1) (=comienzo) beginning

    al principio — at first, in the beginning

    a principios del verano — at the beginning of the summer, early in the summer

    desde el principio — from the first, from the outset

    desde el principio hasta el fin — from start to finish, from beginning to end

    en un principio — at first, to start with

    tener principio en algo — to start from sth, be based on sth

    2) pl principios (=nociones) rudiments, first notions

    "Principios de física" — "Introduction to Physics", "Outline of Physics"

    3) (=norma) principle

    el principio de la legalidad — the force of law, the rule of law

    4) (Fil) principle
    5) (Quím) element, constituent
    6) (Culin) entrée
    * * *
    1) ( comienzo) beginning

    el principio del verano — early summer, the beginning of summer

    en un or al principio — at first, in the beginning

    2)
    a) (concepto, postulado) principle
    b) ( norma moral) principle
    * * *
    1) ( comienzo) beginning

    el principio del verano — early summer, the beginning of summer

    en un or al principio — at first, in the beginning

    2)
    a) (concepto, postulado) principle
    b) ( norma moral) principle
    * * *
    el principio
    = early days, the

    Ex: The new chemical was expensive, and in the early days it was often mishandled; much of the foxing of early nineteenth-century paper was due to inefficient bleaching.

    principio1
    1 = principle, proposition, tenet, canon, touchstone.

    Ex: Objective 2 results in what could be described as a collocative catalogue, because a catalogue based on this principle collocates the writings of a particular author.

    Ex: They are a core, a set of basic propositions, onto which are grafted a rich variety of other possibilities.
    Ex: This attack summarises her main tenets.
    Ex: The archetypal canon is of course that of the books of the Bible, which are gathered together in a fixed and unchanging order.
    Ex: The touchstone for professional practice are the professional codes of ethics that govern medicine in face-to-face relationships with patients.
    * actuar de acuerdo con los principios de Uno = act on + Posesivo + principles.
    * adherirse a principios = espouse + principles.
    * basado en principios = principled.
    * basarse en un principio = base on + principle.
    * con principios = principled.
    * cumplir con un principio = comport with + principle.
    * declaración de principios = statement of principles, value statement, Bill of Rights, declaration of principles, statement of principles.
    * defender los principios de Uno = stand up for + Posesivo + principles.
    * de principios = principled.
    * de principios muy elevados = high-minded.
    * en principio = in principle, on principle.
    * establecer un principio = establish + principle, set forth + cause.
    * formular un principio = formulate + principle.
    * infringir un principio = violate + principle.
    * ir en contra de todos + Posesivo + principios = violate + principle.
    * Los Principios de París = Paris Principles.
    * mantenerse fiel a los principios de Uno = stick to + Posesivo + principles.
    * poner en duda unos principios = shake + foundations.
    * por principio = on principle.
    * por principios = as a matter of principle.
    * principio constitutivo = constitutive principle.
    * principio de actuación = governing principle.
    * principio de archívese según aparece = file-as-is principle.
    * principio de cualificación profesional adecuada para el trabajo en cuestión = principle of rate for the job.
    * principio de gratuidad, el = gratis principle, the.
    * principio de igualdad, el = egalitarian principle, the.
    * principio de la alfabetización literal = file-as-is principle, file-as-is principle.
    * principio del escalonamiento = scalar principle.
    * principio ético = moral principle.
    * principio fundamental = fundamental, principium [principia, -pl.].
    * principio moral = moral principle.
    * principio orientador = guiding principle.
    * principios = philosophy, ethos, morals.
    * principios elevados = high-mindedness.
    * Principios para la Intercalación Bibliográfica = ISO7154.
    * proponer como principio = posit.
    * respetar los principios = observe + principles.
    * seguir un principio = adopt + convention.
    * sin principios = unscrupulous, unprincipled.
    * suscribir un principio = subscribe to + principle.
    * traicionar los principios de uno mismo = betray + Posesivo + own principles.
    * una cuestión de principios = a matter of principle.
    * violar un principio = violate + principle.

    principio2
    2 = start, eruption, kick-off, startup [start-up], beginning.

    Ex: Olle is right, however, in implying that after a slow start interest in, and writing about, official publishing in Britain has increased dramatically in recent years.

    Ex: Information on the news items relevant to 'mad cow disease' was collected for a period of 100 days starting very close to the eruption of the crisis.
    Ex: The cooperative venture 'StoryLines America' joins libraries and public radio in smash kick-off.
    Ex: This article presents some practical tips to help users of DIALOG's DIALOGLINK including buffer size, screen speed-up, startup short cuts, type-ahead buffer and use of DIALOGLING with other services.
    Ex: In addition, synthesis often requires the use of a facet indicator, which marks the beginning of a new facet for example.
    * abocado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the start, doomed from + the outset, doomed to + failure, doomed to + failure from its inception, doomed from + the beginning.
    * al principio = at first, at the outset, early [earlier -comp., earliest -sup.], in the early years, originally, to start with, early on, at startup.
    * al principio de = at the beginning (of), at the dawn of, at the onset of, early in.
    * al principio de la imprenta = early printing.
    * al principio y al final = both ends.
    * al principio y al final de = at each end of.
    * a principios de = in the early + Fecha.
    * a principios de + Expresión Temporal = early + Expresión Temporal, the.
    * a principios de los + Década = early + Década, the.
    * comenzar por el principio = start from + scratch, start at + ground zero.
    * comenzar por el principio, empezar desde cero, comen = start from + scratch.
    * condenado al fracaso desde el principio = doomed from + the start, doomed from + the outset, doomed from + the beginning.
    * de finales del siglo XIX y principios del XX = turn-of-the-century.
    * de principio a fin = from start to finish, gavel to gavel, from beginning to end.
    * de principio a fin (documento) = cover to cover.
    * desde el principio = from the start, all along, ab initio, from the outset, from the beginning, from the word go, from the word get-go.
    * desde el principio de los tiempos = since the beginning of time, from the beginning of time, since time began.
    * desde principio a fin = throughout.
    * desde principios de siglo = since the turn of the century, from the turn of the century.
    * el principio de = the dawn of.
    * el principio del fin = the beginning of the end.
    * el principio de + Mes/Estación = early + Mes/Estación.
    * empezar por el principio = start from + scratch, start at + ground zero.
    * en principio = at first, conceivably, first of all, prima facie.
    * en un principio = at an earlier stage, initially, originally, at one time, to begin with.
    * fracaso desde el principio = doomed failure.
    * hay que empezar por el principio = first things must come first.
    * leer de principio a fin = read + from cover to cover.
    * muy al principio = in very early days, at the very outset.
    * para principios de siglo = by the turn of the century.
    * principio, el = early days, the.
    * regresar al principio = go back to + square one, be back to square one.
    * volvemos siempre al principio = things swing full circle.
    * volver al principio = come + full circle, bring + Pronombre + full-circle.

    * * *
    A (comienzo) beginning
    el principio del verano early summer, the beginning of summer
    empieza por el principio start at the beginning
    el principio del fin the beginning of the end
    el éxito logrado con su primer libro es un buen principio the success she's had with her first book is a good start, the success of her first book has got her off to a good start
    se llegó a un principio de acuerdo en las negociaciones they reached the beginnings of an agreement in the negotiations
    congeniamos desde el principio we got along well from the start
    leyó el libro desde el principio hasta el final sin parar he read the book from cover to cover o from beginning to end o from start to finish without putting it down
    a principios de temporada at the beginning of the season
    a principios de siglo at the turn of the century
    al principio at first
    en un principio se creyó que la Tierra era plana at first o in the beginning people believed the Earth was flat
    B
    1 (concepto, postulado) principle
    es un principio universalmente aceptado it's a universally accepted concept
    la teoría parte de un principio erróneo the theory is based on a false premise
    en principio la reunión es el jueves the meeting's on Thursday unless you hear otherwise o provisionally, the meeting is set for Thursday
    en principio estoy de acuerdo, pero no depende sólo de mí I agree in principle, but it isn't only up to me
    2 (norma moral) principle
    es una cuestión de principios it's a question of principle(s)
    es una persona de principios she's a person of principle o a principled person
    por principio on principle
    Compuestos:
    uncertainty principle
    uncertainty principle
    principio de placer/realidad
    pleasure/reality principle
    * * *

     

    Del verbo principiar: ( conjugate principiar)

    principio es:

    1ª persona singular (yo) presente indicativo

    principió es:

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

    Multiple Entries:
    principiar    
    principio
    principio sustantivo masculino
    1 ( comienzo) beginning;

    empieza por el principio start at the beginning;
    eso es un buen principio that's a good start;
    en un or al principio at first, in the beginning
    2 (postulado, norma moral) principle;

    por principio on principle
    principio sustantivo masculino
    1 (comienzo) beginning, start: nos hemos perdido el principio de la película, we've missed the beginning of the film
    2 (causa, origen) premise, origin
    3 (idea fundamental, norma) principle 4 principios, (nociones) rudiments, basics: posee algunos principios de mecánica, she has some rudiments of mechanics
    ♦ Locuciones: al principio, at first
    en principio, in principle
    por principio, on principle
    ' principio' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    A
    - cien
    - empezar
    - extrema
    - extremo
    - frustrarse
    - germen
    - horterada
    - indirecta
    - vista
    - criterio
    - elemental
    - por
    English:
    at
    - basically
    - begin
    - beginning
    - cornerstone
    - early
    - farce
    - first
    - front
    - further
    - go
    - hear of
    - initially
    - initiation
    - listen
    - maybe
    - originally
    - outset
    - policy
    - principle
    - see
    - soon
    - start
    - stick to
    - tenet
    - wind back
    - from
    - out
    - right
    - throughout
    - turn
    * * *
    1. [comienzo] beginning, start;
    empieza por el principio start at the beginning;
    al principio at first, in the beginning;
    desde el principio from the beginning;
    se ha llegado a un principio de acuerdo a preliminary agreement has been reached;
    a principios de at the beginning of;
    en un principio at first;
    el principio del fin the beginning of the end;
    del principio al fin, desde el principio hasta el fin from beginning to end, from start to finish
    2. [fundamento, ley] principle
    principio de Arquímedes Archimedes' principle; Filosofía principio de causalidad causality principle;
    principio de incertidumbre uncertainty principle;
    principio de indeterminación uncertainty principle;
    principio del todo o nada all-or-nothing policy
    3. [origen] origin, source
    4. [elemento] element
    principio activo active ingredient
    5.
    principios [reglas de conducta] principles;
    un hombre de principios a man of principles;
    sin principios unprincipled, unscrupulous;
    por principio on principle;
    se negó a hacerlo por principios she refused to do it on principle
    6.
    principios [nociones] rudiments, first principles;
    tiene algunos principios de informática she knows a bit about computing
    7. [primera consideración]
    en principio: en principio, me parece buena la idea in principle, the idea seems good;
    en principio quedamos en hacer una reunión el jueves provisionally o unless you hear otherwise, we've arranged to meet on Thursday
    * * *
    m
    1 ley, moral principle;
    en principio in principle;
    por principio on principle
    2 en tiempo beginning;
    a principios de abril at the beginning of April;
    al principio, en un principio at first;
    el principio del fin the beginning of the end
    * * *
    1) comienzo: beginning
    2) : principle
    3)
    al principio : at first
    4)
    a principios de : at the beginning of
    a principios de agosto: at the beginning of August
    5)
    en principio : in principle
    * * *
    1. (comienzo) beginning
    2. (concepto) principle
    a principios de... at the beginning of...

    Spanish-English dictionary > principio

  • 20 principio director

    m.
    guiding principle.

    Spanish-English dictionary > principio director

См. также в других словарях:

  • guiding principle — index end (intent), purpose Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • guiding principle — principle which directs a course of action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • guiding principle — Synonyms and related words: big idea, canon, code, commandment, convention, course, creed, dictum, form, formula, fundamental idea, general principle, golden rule, guideline, guiding principles, idee maitresse, imperative, law, leading idea, line …   Moby Thesaurus

  • principle — Synonyms and related words: Procrustean law, a belief, a priori truth, activity, ambition, antecedents, article of faith, aspiration, at bottom, attitude, axiom, base, basement, basically, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, belief,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • guiding — guid|ing [ˈgaıdıŋ] adj 1.) guiding principle something that helps you decide what to do in a difficult situation ▪ Fairness, rather than efficiency, is the guiding principle. 2.) guiding light/hand/star someone whose ideas and advice people… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • principle — prin|ci|ple W1S3 [ˈprınsıpəl] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(moral rule)¦ 2¦(idea behind something)¦ 3 in principle 4¦(rules of a process)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: principe, from Latin principium beginning , from princeps; PRINCE] 1.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • principle — prin|ci|ple [ prınsəpl ] noun *** 1. ) count a basic belief, theory, or rule that has a major influence on the way in which something is done: Excellent customer service should be our guiding principle. principle of: It is a basic principle of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • principle */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɪnsəp(ə)l] / US noun Word forms principle : singular principle plural principles 1) a) [countable] a basic belief, theory, or rule that has a major influence on the way in which something is done Excellent customer service should be our… …   English dictionary

  • guiding — adjective guiding principle/star/light a principle, idea, or person that you follow in order to help you decide what you should do in a difficult situation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • principle — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. tenet, code, doctrine, conviction; theory, premise; postulate; rule, law, precept; equity, integrity, probity, nature, origin, source, cause. See belief, part, substance, intrinsic. II (Roget s IV) n …   English dictionary for students

  • guiding — adjective 1. exerting control or influence a guiding principle • Similar to: ↑leading 2. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on felt his mother s directing arm around him the directional role of science on industrial… …   Useful english dictionary

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