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  • 1 abogacía

    f.
    legal profession, Law, practice of the law.
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    1 legal profession
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    SF (=abogados) legal profession; (=oficio) the law
    * * *
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    Ex. However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.
    ----
    * abogacía, la = legal profession, the.
    * * *
    * * *
    la abogacía
    = legal profession, the

    Ex: Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.

    Ex: However, what American libraries mean by advocacy is 'Work to overcome obstacles that the enquirer encounters in trying to secure help from outside resource agencies'.

    * abogacía, la = legal profession, the.

    * * *
    nunca ejerció la abogacía en este país he never practiced law in this country
    B (abogados) legal profession
    * * *

    abogacía sustantivo femenino
    law;

    abogacía f (conjunto de abogados) legal profession
    (oficio) dedicarse a la abogacía, to practise law

    ' abogacía' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    ejercer
    English:
    bar
    - law
    - legal
    * * *
    legal profession;
    ejercer la abogacía to practise law;
    estudiar abogacía to study law
    * * *
    f law
    * * *
    : law, legal profession

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogacía

  • 2 abogacía, la

    = legal profession, the
    Ex. Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.

    Spanish-English dictionary > abogacía, la

  • 3 alucinar

    v.
    1 to hallucinate (medicine).
    2 to hypnotize, to captivate.
    3 to daunt, to bewilder, to freak, to freak out.
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    1 (producir sensaciones) to hallucinate
    2 figurado (cautivar) to fascinate, amaze, astound, flip out, stun
    1 argot to be amazed, be gobsmacked
    ¡alucinas! you're out of your mind!, you're crazy!
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    1. VT
    1) (=engañar) to delude, deceive
    2) Esp
    * (=fascinar)
    2. VI
    1) (=padecer alucinaciones) to hallucinate
    2) Esp
    * (=delirar)

    ¡tú alucinas! — you're seeing things!

    ¡este tío alucina! — this guy must be joking! *

    3.
    See:
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    verbo intransitivo enfermo/drogadicto to hallucinate
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    = hallucinate, blow + Posesivo + mind, freak out, flip out, be flabbergasted, be speechless, be gobsmacked.
    Ex. As Gately wonders if he is dreaming or hallucinating, a series of words and phrases bombard his consciousness.
    Ex. This is a book that treats its audience with respect while blowing their mind.
    Ex. A boy on trial in the shooting death of his principal told investigators that he 'just freaked out' and pulled the trigger three times.
    Ex. And this is coming from someone who had to be restrained in school after flipping out and kicking a bubbler.
    Ex. They say they are flabbergasted and astounded by the decision to turn down their application.
    Ex. Arriving at the Bouchaine Winery in early September, I was speechless as I glanced over the breathtaking views of the famous wine country for the first time.
    Ex. Lorene, who cut her spurs fighting for equal pay, said she was `absolutely gobsmacked' at having won the award.
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    verbo intransitivo enfermo/drogadicto to hallucinate
    * * *
    = hallucinate, blow + Posesivo + mind, freak out, flip out, be flabbergasted, be speechless, be gobsmacked.

    Ex: As Gately wonders if he is dreaming or hallucinating, a series of words and phrases bombard his consciousness.

    Ex: This is a book that treats its audience with respect while blowing their mind.
    Ex: A boy on trial in the shooting death of his principal told investigators that he 'just freaked out' and pulled the trigger three times.
    Ex: And this is coming from someone who had to be restrained in school after flipping out and kicking a bubbler.
    Ex: They say they are flabbergasted and astounded by the decision to turn down their application.
    Ex: Arriving at the Bouchaine Winery in early September, I was speechless as I glanced over the breathtaking views of the famous wine country for the first time.
    Ex: Lorene, who cut her spurs fighting for equal pay, said she was `absolutely gobsmacked' at having won the award.

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    alucinar [A1 ]
    vi
    1 «enfermo/drogadicto» to hallucinate
    2
    ( Esp fam) (delirar): estás alucinando you're crazy
    ■ alucinar
    vt
    ( Esp fam) (asombrar, impresionar): me alucina lo caradura que es I'm amazed at her nerve
    si quieres alucinarla, ponte ese sombrero if you really want to freak her out, put that hat on ( colloq)
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    alucinar ( conjugate alucinar) verbo intransitivo
    to hallucinate
    alucinar
    I verbo transitivo to hallucinate
    fig (maravillar) to fascinate
    II vi argot to be amazed, be spaced out
    ' alucinar' also found in these entries:
    English:
    hallucinate
    - freak
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    vi
    1. [tener alucinaciones] to hallucinate
    2. Fam [delirar]
    ¡tú alucinas! you must be dreaming!;
    ¡yo alucino! I can't believe it!;
    yo alucino con tu hermano [con enfado, admiración] that brother of yours is incredible;
    alucinó con todos los regalos que le hicieron he was bowled over by all the presents they gave him
    vt
    Fam
    1. [seducir] to hypnotize, to captivate
    2. [gustar]
    le alucinan las motos he's crazy about motorbikes
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    I v/i hallucinate
    II v/t fam
    amaze
    * * *
    : to hallucinate
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    1. (sorprenderse) to be amazed
    2. (estar loco por) to be crazy about

    Spanish-English dictionary > alucinar

  • 4 ampulosidad

    f.
    pomposity.
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    1 pomposity, bombast
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    SF bombast, pomposity
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    femenino pomposity, pompousness
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    = pomposity, flamboyance, bombast.
    Ex. In summary, when we get beyond all the pomposity and techno-babble that dominates discourse on our topic, we can see real problems and real issues.
    Ex. The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.
    Ex. He is a man of few words being always difficult to get anything out of him at all and when he does speak it is with a total lack of bombast.
    * * *
    femenino pomposity, pompousness
    * * *
    = pomposity, flamboyance, bombast.

    Ex: In summary, when we get beyond all the pomposity and techno-babble that dominates discourse on our topic, we can see real problems and real issues.

    Ex: The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.
    Ex: He is a man of few words being always difficult to get anything out of him at all and when he does speak it is with a total lack of bombast.

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    pomposity, pompousness
    * * *
    pomposity;
    con ampulosidad pompously
    * * *
    f pomposity, pompousness
    * * *
    : pompousness, bombast

    Spanish-English dictionary > ampulosidad

  • 5 austero

    adj.
    1 austere, frugal.
    2 austere, strict, ascetic, rigorous.
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    1 (sobrio) austere
    2 (severo) severe, stern
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    (f. - austera)
    adj.
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    ADJ (=frugal) austere; (=severo) severe
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    - ra adjetivo <vida/costumbres/estilo> austere
    * * *
    = restrained, austere, stern, frugal, ascetic, Draconian, Spartan.
    Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex. This article examines the positive approaches taken in one library to gain control over an austere budget and mitigate its effects.
    Ex. There are two good reasons for this stern rule.
    Ex. In a small library this arrangement is not only frugal but also efficient.
    Ex. In his outward appearance Hitler showed himself as a prudish & ascetic person, overly concerned with personal cleanliness.
    Ex. Now this may sound somewhat Draconian as an approach to the problem, but I really do believe, and I have studied this and thought about it very carefully for many years, that this is the only answer, that anything else is just an amelioration of the problem and is building up problems for the future.
    Ex. I haven't forgotten those days of making a 'Herculean effort on a Spartan budget'.
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    - ra adjetivo <vida/costumbres/estilo> austere
    * * *
    = restrained, austere, stern, frugal, ascetic, Draconian, Spartan.

    Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.

    Ex: This article examines the positive approaches taken in one library to gain control over an austere budget and mitigate its effects.
    Ex: There are two good reasons for this stern rule.
    Ex: In a small library this arrangement is not only frugal but also efficient.
    Ex: In his outward appearance Hitler showed himself as a prudish & ascetic person, overly concerned with personal cleanliness.
    Ex: Now this may sound somewhat Draconian as an approach to the problem, but I really do believe, and I have studied this and thought about it very carefully for many years, that this is the only answer, that anything else is just an amelioration of the problem and is building up problems for the future.
    Ex: I haven't forgotten those days of making a 'Herculean effort on a Spartan budget'.

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    austero -ra
    ‹persona/vida/costumbres› austere; ‹decoración/estilo› austere
    es austero en el comer he is frugal in his eating habits
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    austero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo ‹vida/costumbres/estilo austere;

    es austero en el comer he is frugal in his eating habits
    austero,-a adjetivo austere

    ' austero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    austera
    English:
    austere
    - severe
    - stark
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    austero, -a adj
    1. [costumbres, vida] austere;
    adoptar un presupuesto austero to limit budgetary expenditure
    2. [estilo] austere;
    [ropa] plain
    * * *
    adj austere
    * * *
    austero, -ra adj
    : austere

    Spanish-English dictionary > austero

  • 6 base de datos jurídica

    Ex. Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.
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    Ex: Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.

    Spanish-English dictionary > base de datos jurídica

  • 7 caracteres modernos

    (n.) = modern face
    Ex. The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.
    * * *

    Ex: The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.

    Spanish-English dictionary > caracteres modernos

  • 8 cohibido

    adj.
    cohibited, short, inhibited, self-conscious.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: cohibir.
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    1→ link=cohibir cohibir
    1 inhibited, restrained
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    ADJ
    1) (=tímido) shy, timid, self-conscious; (=incómodo) awkward, ill-at-ease
    2) (Jur) restrained, restricted
    3) (Med) inhibited
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    - da adjetivo ( tímido) shy; ( inhibido) inhibited; ( incómodo) awkward
    * * *
    = inhibited, tongue-tied.
    Ex. This game was developed in order to facilitate the therapeutic process for those children who are ` inhibited, constrained or resistive'.
    Ex. The picture he presents is of an intelligent, well-meaning, but tongue-tied monarch, whom he dubs Louis the silent.
    ----
    * sentirse cohibido = feel + shy.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo ( tímido) shy; ( inhibido) inhibited; ( incómodo) awkward
    * * *
    = inhibited, tongue-tied.

    Ex: This game was developed in order to facilitate the therapeutic process for those children who are ` inhibited, constrained or resistive'.

    Ex: The picture he presents is of an intelligent, well-meaning, but tongue-tied monarch, whom he dubs Louis the silent.
    * sentirse cohibido = feel + shy.

    * * *
    (tímido) shy; (inhibido) inhibited; (incómodo) awkward, embarrassed, uncomfortable
    * * *

    Del verbo cohibir: ( conjugate cohibir)

    cohibido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    cohibido    
    cohibir
    cohibido
    ◊ -da adjetivo ( tímido) shy;


    ( inhibido) inhibited;
    ( incómodo) awkward
    cohibir ( conjugate cohibir) verbo transitivo




    cohibirse verbo pronominal


    cohibido,-a adjetivo inhibited
    cohibir verbo transitivo to inhibit
    ' cohibido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cohibida
    - cohibirse
    English:
    inhibited
    - self
    - tongue
    * * *
    cohibido, -a adj
    inhibited
    * * *
    adj inhibited
    * * *
    cohibido, -da adj
    : inhibited, shy

    Spanish-English dictionary > cohibido

  • 9 comedido

    adj.
    moderate, frugal, abstinent, abstemious.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: comedirse.
    * * *
    1→ link=comedirse comedirse
    1 (cortés) courteous, polite
    2 (moderado) moderate, restrained, reserved
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    (f. - comedida)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=moderado) moderate, restrained
    2) esp LAm (=solícito) obliging
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( moderado) moderate, restrained
    b) (AmL) ( atento) obliging, well-meaning
    * * *
    = moderate, restrained, frugal, sparing, guarded, measured, even-keeled, even-keel, on an even keel.
    Ex. In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.
    Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex. In a small library this arrangement is not only frugal but also efficient.
    Ex. The committee was very sparing in its recommendations of proposals for debate.
    Ex. Britain has given a guarded response to Myanmar's announcement that a referendum will be held on a new constitution in May.
    Ex. This will move the debate about open access as a model for scholarly communication towards a more measured and nuanced discourse.
    Ex. By the same token, the Obama campaign has remained relatively dignified, has survived the worst of crises, has been even-keeled, efficient and well-managed.
    Ex. She doesn't expend energy on anger; she's an even-keel person -- the kind of leader people enjoy working with.
    Ex. In the intervening months since the near-tragedy took place, her life has remained on an even keel.
    ----
    * optimismo comedido = guarded optimism.
    * * *
    - da adjetivo
    a) ( moderado) moderate, restrained
    b) (AmL) ( atento) obliging, well-meaning
    * * *
    = moderate, restrained, frugal, sparing, guarded, measured, even-keeled, even-keel, on an even keel.

    Ex: In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success.

    Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex: In a small library this arrangement is not only frugal but also efficient.
    Ex: The committee was very sparing in its recommendations of proposals for debate.
    Ex: Britain has given a guarded response to Myanmar's announcement that a referendum will be held on a new constitution in May.
    Ex: This will move the debate about open access as a model for scholarly communication towards a more measured and nuanced discourse.
    Ex: By the same token, the Obama campaign has remained relatively dignified, has survived the worst of crises, has been even-keeled, efficient and well-managed.
    Ex: She doesn't expend energy on anger; she's an even-keel person -- the kind of leader people enjoy working with.
    Ex: In the intervening months since the near-tragedy took place, her life has remained on an even keel.
    * optimismo comedido = guarded optimism.

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    comedido1 -da
    1 (moderado) moderate, restrained
    es muy comedido con la bebida he's a very moderate drinker
    lo dijo de una manera muy comedida she said it in a very restrained tone of voice
    2 ( AmL) (atento) obliging, well-meaning
    comedido2 -da
    masculine, feminine
    ( AmL) well-meaning person o soul, obliging person o soul
    no hay comedido que salga bien helping people brings nothing but trouble
    * * *

    Del verbo comedirse: ( conjugate comedirse)

    comedido es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    comedido    
    comedirse
    comedido
    ◊ -da adjetivo



    comedido,-a adjetivo self-restrained
    comedirse verbo reflexivo
    1 to exercise restraint: tienes que aprender a comedirte, you have to learn to exercise restraint
    2 LAm to offer to help
    ' comedido' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    comedida
    English:
    restrained
    * * *
    comedido, -a adj
    1. Esp [moderado] moderate, restrained
    2. Am [servicial] obliging
    * * *
    adj moderate
    * * *
    comedido, -da adj
    mesurado: moderate, restrained

    Spanish-English dictionary > comedido

  • 10 comedirse

    pron.v.
    1 to restrain oneself.
    2 to volunteer oneself. ( Latin American Spanish)
    3 to show moderation, to control oneself, to be moderate, to be restrained.
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    Conjugation model [ SERVIR], like link=servir servir
    1 to restrain oneself
    * * *
    VPR
    1) [en conducta] (=mostrar moderación) to show restraint
    2)

    comedirse a LAm + infin to offer to + infin, volunteer to + infin

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    verbo pronominal
    a) ( moderarse) to show o exercise restraint
    b) (CS) ( ofrecerse) to offer
    * * *
    (v.) = strike + the right note
    Ex. It is worth some time and trouble to strike the right note of pride and frugality.
    * * *
    verbo pronominal
    a) ( moderarse) to show o exercise restraint
    b) (CS) ( ofrecerse) to offer
    * * *
    (v.) = strike + the right note

    Ex: It is worth some time and trouble to strike the right note of pride and frugality.

    * * *
    1 (moderarse) to show o exercise restraint
    2 (CS) (ofrecerse) to offer
    se comedió a acompañarme he offered to go with me
    * * *

    comedirse verbo reflexivo
    1 to exercise restraint: tienes que aprender a comedirte, you have to learn to exercise restraint
    2 LAm to offer to help
    * * *
    1. Esp [moderarse] to restrain oneself
    2. Am [ofrecerse] to volunteer oneself
    * * *
    v/r show restraint (en in)

    Spanish-English dictionary > comedirse

  • 11 comparativamente

    adv.
    comparatively.
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    1 comparatively
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    = comparatively, correspondingly.
    Ex. This situation, in which comparatively radical new approaches appear to find expression, contrasts with the considerably more restrained opinions which prevail in Britain.
    Ex. For supercomputers the number of sales is at a much lower level, but the unit prices are correspondingly higher.
    * * *
    = comparatively, correspondingly.

    Ex: This situation, in which comparatively radical new approaches appear to find expression, contrasts with the considerably more restrained opinions which prevail in Britain.

    Ex: For supercomputers the number of sales is at a much lower level, but the unit prices are correspondingly higher.

    * * *
    comparatively

    Spanish-English dictionary > comparativamente

  • 12 conservador

    adj.
    1 conservative, discreet, moderate, restrained.
    2 conservative, orthodox, rightist, right-wing.
    3 Conservative.
    m.
    1 conservative, praetorian, rightist, right-winger.
    2 preservative, preserver.
    3 Conservative.
    4 curator.
    * * *
    1 PLÍTICA conservative
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 PLÍTICA conservative
    2 (de museos) curator
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    1. (f. - conservadora)
    noun
    2. (f. - conservadora)
    adj.
    * * *
    conservador, -a
    1. ADJ
    1) (Pol) conservative, Tory
    2) (Culin) preservative
    2. SM / F
    1) (Pol) conservative, Tory
    2) [de museo] curator, keeper
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo conservative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) (Pol) conservative
    b) ( de museo) curator
    * * *
    = conservative, conservator, curator, custodian, standpatter, preserver, ingrown, old-fashioned, backward-looking, keeper, custodial, Luddite, laggard, conservationist, conservative, illiberal, risk-averse, tweedy [tweedier -comp., tweediest -sup.], safekeeper [sake-keeper], dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.], straitlaced [strait-laced].
    Ex. There is a tendency to advance propositions premised upon the assumption that SLIS are staffed by inherently conservative, where they are not simply obtuse, individuals.
    Ex. The benefits of an on-site conservation laboratory and conservator are underlined.
    Ex. In her previous vocation she served as curator of History at the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences and later as Assistant to the Director of Johns Hopkins University, Institute of History and Medicine.
    Ex. This article maintains that archivists as custodians of the records have an ethical obligation to support the freest possible access to public records.
    Ex. The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex. He also lumps himself and librarians together as 'devoted and in some instances veteran pursuers, preservers, and disseminators of truth'.
    Ex. Book clubs need not be enclosed, much less ingrown = Los clubs de lectores no deben ser cerrados y mucho menos conservadores.
    Ex. One is tempted to say that the enthusiasts for postcoordinate systems, being forced to admit reluctantly that control was necessary, couldn't bear to use the old-fashioned term 'list of subject headings'.
    Ex. The book is essentially backward-looking rather than forward-looking in content.
    Ex. Vervliet's involvement with books began with his appointment in 1949 as keeper at the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, where he acquired a wide knowledge of the history of printing in the Low Countries.
    Ex. Broadly, one can distinguish, then, between what one might call the ' custodial' or 'warehouse' aspects of the librarian's task, and the 'communications' aspect.
    Ex. Librarians who have reservations about the spread of electronically based services are not Luddites.
    Ex. Individuals are distributed along a normal bell-shaped curve, with the majority in the large center and innovators and laggards a the the two extremes.
    Ex. The present conservationist approach to librarianship reflects Victorian priorities.
    Ex. He ends his book with a discussion of the politicizing effects of the actions of conservatives and loyalists at the end of the century.
    Ex. It is argued that Israel, in spite of its free elections, is an illiberal democracy.
    Ex. This is typical of the old corporate forms of hierarchy-based processes and of the ' risk-averse systems that crush new ideas'.
    Ex. No bright new digital firm can do without at least some of the supposedly decrepit bureaucracy it so abhors in the old tweedy institutions it wants to replace.
    Ex. Libraries find themselves frustrated in their role as safekeepers of science: how can they ensure optimal access and availability if they do not control the access systems?.
    Ex. This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex. Three years later, when he was fifteen, he slipped into Rachel's bedroom and her straitlaced mother caught them petting and giggling on the side of the bed.
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    * conservador de documentos = records custodian.
    * conservador del archivo = archives custodian.
    * de un modo conservador = conservatively.
    * neoconservador = neoconservative [neo-conservative], neoconservative [neo-conservative].
    * partido conservador = conservative party.
    * * *
    I
    - dora adjetivo conservative
    II
    - dora masculino, femenino
    a) (Pol) conservative
    b) ( de museo) curator
    * * *
    = conservative, conservator, curator, custodian, standpatter, preserver, ingrown, old-fashioned, backward-looking, keeper, custodial, Luddite, laggard, conservationist, conservative, illiberal, risk-averse, tweedy [tweedier -comp., tweediest -sup.], safekeeper [sake-keeper], dowdy [dowdier -comp., dowdiest -sup.], straitlaced [strait-laced].

    Ex: There is a tendency to advance propositions premised upon the assumption that SLIS are staffed by inherently conservative, where they are not simply obtuse, individuals.

    Ex: The benefits of an on-site conservation laboratory and conservator are underlined.
    Ex: In her previous vocation she served as curator of History at the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences and later as Assistant to the Director of Johns Hopkins University, Institute of History and Medicine.
    Ex: This article maintains that archivists as custodians of the records have an ethical obligation to support the freest possible access to public records.
    Ex: The 'standpatters' have seen power shift away from themselves to the newcomers and other lifelong 'progressive' Junctionvillers, who were muted under previous administrations.
    Ex: He also lumps himself and librarians together as 'devoted and in some instances veteran pursuers, preservers, and disseminators of truth'.
    Ex: Book clubs need not be enclosed, much less ingrown = Los clubs de lectores no deben ser cerrados y mucho menos conservadores.
    Ex: One is tempted to say that the enthusiasts for postcoordinate systems, being forced to admit reluctantly that control was necessary, couldn't bear to use the old-fashioned term 'list of subject headings'.
    Ex: The book is essentially backward-looking rather than forward-looking in content.
    Ex: Vervliet's involvement with books began with his appointment in 1949 as keeper at the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp, where he acquired a wide knowledge of the history of printing in the Low Countries.
    Ex: Broadly, one can distinguish, then, between what one might call the ' custodial' or 'warehouse' aspects of the librarian's task, and the 'communications' aspect.
    Ex: Librarians who have reservations about the spread of electronically based services are not Luddites.
    Ex: Individuals are distributed along a normal bell-shaped curve, with the majority in the large center and innovators and laggards a the the two extremes.
    Ex: The present conservationist approach to librarianship reflects Victorian priorities.
    Ex: He ends his book with a discussion of the politicizing effects of the actions of conservatives and loyalists at the end of the century.
    Ex: It is argued that Israel, in spite of its free elections, is an illiberal democracy.
    Ex: This is typical of the old corporate forms of hierarchy-based processes and of the ' risk-averse systems that crush new ideas'.
    Ex: No bright new digital firm can do without at least some of the supposedly decrepit bureaucracy it so abhors in the old tweedy institutions it wants to replace.
    Ex: Libraries find themselves frustrated in their role as safekeepers of science: how can they ensure optimal access and availability if they do not control the access systems?.
    Ex: This article shows how the dowdy and boring image of the stereotypical librarian as presented in fiction, taints the portrayal of all who work in libraries.
    Ex: Three years later, when he was fifteen, he slipped into Rachel's bedroom and her straitlaced mother caught them petting and giggling on the side of the bed.
    * conservador de documentos = records custodian.
    * conservador del archivo = archives custodian.
    * de un modo conservador = conservatively.
    * neoconservador = neoconservative [neo-conservative], neoconservative [neo-conservative].
    * partido conservador = conservative party.

    * * *
    1 ( Pol) ‹partido/gobierno› conservative
    2 (tradicional) ‹persona/ideas› conservative
    es muy conservador en sus gustos he's very conservative in his tastes
    masculine, feminine
    1 ( Pol) conservative
    2 (de un museo) curator
    3
    conservador masculine ( Coc) preservative
    * * *

    conservador
    ◊ - dora adjetivo

    conservative
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    a) (Pol) conservative


    conservador,-ora
    I adjetivo & sustantivo masculino y femenino conservative
    Pol Conservative
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino
    1 Pol Conservative
    2 (de un museo, una biblioteca) curator
    ' conservador' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    barrer
    - bloque
    - conservadora
    - europeísta
    English:
    conservative
    - keeper
    - seat
    - Tory
    - wet
    - Conservative
    - curator
    - custodian
    - round
    * * *
    conservador, -ora
    adj
    1. [tradicionalista] conservative;
    es un entrenador muy conservador he's a very conservative manager
    2. [del partido conservador] Conservative
    nm,f
    1. [tradicionalista] conservative
    2. [miembro del partido conservador] Conservative
    3. [de museo] curator;
    [de biblioteca] librarian; [de parque natural] keeper
    * * *
    I adj conservative
    II m, conservadora f
    1 de museo curator
    2 POL conservative
    * * *
    conservador, - dora adj & n
    : conservative
    : preservative
    * * *
    conservador adj n conservative

    Spanish-English dictionary > conservador

  • 13 consideraciones económicas

    Ex. Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.
    * * *

    Ex: Use of the legal data bases is partly restrained by cost considerations, partly by the fact that their coverage is not exhaustive and partly by the reserved attitude of the legal profession and the judiciary.

    Spanish-English dictionary > consideraciones económicas

  • 14 contenerse

    1 to control oneself, contain oneself, keep a hold on oneself
    * * *
    * * *
    VPR (=controlarse) to control o.s., restrain o.s.

    me contuve para no llorarI controlled o restrained myself so as not to cry

    * * *
    (v.) = hold back on, forbear, check + Reflexivo
    Ex. I would, nonetheless, like to endorse what the Library of Congress is doing with respect to holding back a little on English subject headings.
    Ex. It was on the tip of his tongue to say: 'Must you speak to me in this uncivilized fashion?' But he discreetly forbore.
    Ex. She was on the point of saying 'How dare you call him that?' but she checked herself.
    * * *
    (v.) = hold back on, forbear, check + Reflexivo

    Ex: I would, nonetheless, like to endorse what the Library of Congress is doing with respect to holding back a little on English subject headings.

    Ex: It was on the tip of his tongue to say: 'Must you speak to me in this uncivilized fashion?' But he discreetly forbore.
    Ex: She was on the point of saying 'How dare you call him that?' but she checked herself.

    * * *

    ■contenerse verbo reflexivo to hold (oneself) back: no me puedo contener, ¡tengo que llamarle! I can't hold back - I have to call him!
    ' contenerse' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abstenerse
    - tenerse
    - aguantar
    - contener
    English:
    blurt out
    - contain
    - hold
    - restrain
    * * *
    vpr
    to restrain oneself, to hold oneself back;
    estuve a punto de insultarlo, pero conseguí contenerme I was about to insult him, but I managed to restrain myself
    * * *
    v/r control o.s.
    * * *
    vr
    : to restrain oneself

    Spanish-English dictionary > contenerse

  • 15 controlado

    adj.
    controlled, restrained, managed, regulated.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: controlar.
    * * *
    ADJ [experimento] controlled

    no se preocupen, está todo controlado — don't worry, everything's under control

    * * *
    = controlled, supervised, moderated, dominated, metered.
    Ex. Of the 403 million ECU devoted to energy research in 1982, the largest part was spent on controlled thermonuclear fusion.
    Ex. This model can handle supervised learning and unsupervised learning simultaneously.
    Ex. this paper discusses some of the issues involved in using electronic mailing lists and listservs and describes 2 basic types of listservs: open lists; controlled lists and moderated lists.
    Ex. Left-brain dominated people tend to be more logical and analytical in their thinking.
    Ex. This article describes a technique for offering metered, selective, access to CD-ROM databases on a pay as you use basis.
    ----
    * bien controlado = well-regulated.
    * controlado a distancia = remotely controllable.
    * controlado automáticamente = auto-controlled.
    * controlado de cerca = closely monitored.
    * controlado por el estado = state-controlled.
    * controlado por el gobierno = state-controlled.
    * controlado por ordenador = computer-controlled.
    * controlado por reloj = metered.
    * descontrolado = untethered.
    * indización en lenguaje controlado = controlled-language indexing.
    * lenguaje controlado = controlled language.
    * lenguaje de indización controlado = controlled indexing language.
    * mantener Algo controlado = keep + Nombre + in check.
    * mantener todo controlado = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * sonrisa controlada = subdued laugh.
    * sustancia controlada = controlled substance.
    * tener controlado a Alguien = have + Nombre + on the run.
    * término de indización controlado = controlled index term, controlled indexing term.
    * término del lenguaje controlado = controlled-language term.
    * término del lenguaje de indización controlado = controlled index-language term.
    * términos controlados = controlled terms.
    * velocidad controlada por radar = radar-controlled speed.
    * vocabulario controlado = controlled vocabulary.
    * vocabulario de indización controlado = controlled indexing vocabulary.
    * * *
    = controlled, supervised, moderated, dominated, metered.

    Ex: Of the 403 million ECU devoted to energy research in 1982, the largest part was spent on controlled thermonuclear fusion.

    Ex: This model can handle supervised learning and unsupervised learning simultaneously.
    Ex: this paper discusses some of the issues involved in using electronic mailing lists and listservs and describes 2 basic types of listservs: open lists; controlled lists and moderated lists.
    Ex: Left-brain dominated people tend to be more logical and analytical in their thinking.
    Ex: This article describes a technique for offering metered, selective, access to CD-ROM databases on a pay as you use basis.
    * bien controlado = well-regulated.
    * controlado a distancia = remotely controllable.
    * controlado automáticamente = auto-controlled.
    * controlado de cerca = closely monitored.
    * controlado por el estado = state-controlled.
    * controlado por el gobierno = state-controlled.
    * controlado por ordenador = computer-controlled.
    * controlado por reloj = metered.
    * descontrolado = untethered.
    * indización en lenguaje controlado = controlled-language indexing.
    * lenguaje controlado = controlled language.
    * lenguaje de indización controlado = controlled indexing language.
    * mantener Algo controlado = keep + Nombre + in check.
    * mantener todo controlado = stay on + top of things, keep on + top of things, be on top of things.
    * sonrisa controlada = subdued laugh.
    * sustancia controlada = controlled substance.
    * tener controlado a Alguien = have + Nombre + on the run.
    * término de indización controlado = controlled index term, controlled indexing term.
    * término del lenguaje controlado = controlled-language term.
    * término del lenguaje de indización controlado = controlled index-language term.
    * términos controlados = controlled terms.
    * velocidad controlada por radar = radar-controlled speed.
    * vocabulario controlado = controlled vocabulary.
    * vocabulario de indización controlado = controlled indexing vocabulary.

    * * *
    controlado, -a adj
    controlled;
    está todo controlado everything is under control

    Spanish-English dictionary > controlado

  • 16 cubierto

    adj.
    1 covered, coated.
    2 grown-over.
    m.
    place setting, table setting.
    past part.
    past participle of spanish verb: cubrir.
    * * *
    1 (techumbre) cover
    2 (en la mesa) place setting
    3 (menú) meal at a fixed price
    ————————
    1→ link=cubrir cubrir
    1 (gen) covered
    2 (cielo) overcast
    3 (plaza) filled
    1 (techumbre) cover
    2 (en la mesa) place setting
    3 (menú) meal at a fixed price
    1 cutlery sing
    \
    a cubierto de safe from
    estar a cubierto to be under cover
    ponerse a cubierto to take cover
    juego de cubiertos canteen of cutlery, set of cutlery
    precio del cubierto cover charge
    * * *
    noun m.
    1) cover, shelter
    * * *
    1.
    PP de cubrir
    2. ADJ
    1) [gen] covered (de with, in)

    un cheque no cubiertoa bad o unbacked cheque

    2) [cielo] overcast
    3) [vacante] filled
    4) (Aut)

    poco cubierto[neumático] threadbare, worn

    5) (=tocado) [persona] with a hat
    3. SM
    1) (=techumbre) cover

    a o bajo cubierto — under cover

    ponerse a cubierto — to take shelter, take cover

    2) [para comer] a piece of cutlery

    coge el cubierto con la mano derecha — take the spoon/fork/knife with your right hand

    3) (=servicio de mesa) place setting

    falta un cubierto, porque somos ocho — we're a place short, there are eight of us

    4) (=comida)
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < cielo> overcast, cloudy; ver tb cubrir
    II
    1)
    a) ( pieza) piece of cutlery

    se le cayó un cubierto — he dropped his knife/fork/spoon

    b) ( servicio de mesa) place setting
    c) ( en restaurante) cover charge; (en boda, banquete)

    ¿cuánto cuesta el cubierto? — how much is it per head?

    a cubierto: ponerse a cubierto de la lluvia to take cover o to shelter from the rain; bajo cubierto — under cover

    * * *
    = draped, covered, clad, insulated, uncleared.
    Ex. The theater for the puppet show was made of three draped art-room tables.
    Ex. The van has improved facilities, including covered access to a two-tier display rack, so that passers-by can browse through a wide variety of information leaflets.
    Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex. Health problems and potential legal liability caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulated wiring in library building air ducts is referred to.
    Ex. Its relation to cognitive impairment is as yet uncleared.
    ----
    * cubierta de = carpet of.
    * cubierto con = clad in.
    * cubierto con paneles de madera de roble = oak panelled.
    * cubierto de = awash with/in, clad in, caked in/with, riddled with, encrusted with, incrusted with.
    * cubierto de árboles = tree-covered.
    * cubierto de arena = sandy [sandier -comp., sandiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de barro = muddy [muddier -comp., muddiest -sup,].
    * cubierto de cardenales = black and blue.
    * cubierto de grava = metalled [metaled, -USA].
    * cubierto de hierba = grassy [grassier -comp., grassiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de hojas = leafy [leafier -comp., leafiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de hollín = sooty.
    * cubierto de incrustaciones = barnacled.
    * cubierto de jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de musgo = moss-backed.
    * cubierto de nieve = snow-covered.
    * cubierto de titanio = titanium-clad.
    * cubierto en plumas = feathery.
    * cubierto por árboles = tree-shaded.
    * cubierto por una funda de plástico = plastic-covered.
    * estadio cubierto = indoor arena.
    * piscina cubierta = indoor swimming pool, indoor pool, swimming baths.
    * ponerse a cubierto = run for + cover.
    * puente cubierto = covered bridge.
    * * *
    I
    adjetivo < cielo> overcast, cloudy; ver tb cubrir
    II
    1)
    a) ( pieza) piece of cutlery

    se le cayó un cubierto — he dropped his knife/fork/spoon

    b) ( servicio de mesa) place setting
    c) ( en restaurante) cover charge; (en boda, banquete)

    ¿cuánto cuesta el cubierto? — how much is it per head?

    a cubierto: ponerse a cubierto de la lluvia to take cover o to shelter from the rain; bajo cubierto — under cover

    * * *
    = draped, covered, clad, insulated, uncleared.

    Ex: The theater for the puppet show was made of three draped art-room tables.

    Ex: The van has improved facilities, including covered access to a two-tier display rack, so that passers-by can browse through a wide variety of information leaflets.
    Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex: Health problems and potential legal liability caused by polyvinyl chloride (PVC) insulated wiring in library building air ducts is referred to.
    Ex: Its relation to cognitive impairment is as yet uncleared.
    * cubierta de = carpet of.
    * cubierto con = clad in.
    * cubierto con paneles de madera de roble = oak panelled.
    * cubierto de = awash with/in, clad in, caked in/with, riddled with, encrusted with, incrusted with.
    * cubierto de árboles = tree-covered.
    * cubierto de arena = sandy [sandier -comp., sandiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de barro = muddy [muddier -comp., muddiest -sup,].
    * cubierto de cardenales = black and blue.
    * cubierto de grava = metalled [metaled, -USA].
    * cubierto de hierba = grassy [grassier -comp., grassiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de hojas = leafy [leafier -comp., leafiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de hollín = sooty.
    * cubierto de incrustaciones = barnacled.
    * cubierto de jabón = soapy [soapier -comp., soapiest -sup.].
    * cubierto de musgo = moss-backed.
    * cubierto de nieve = snow-covered.
    * cubierto de titanio = titanium-clad.
    * cubierto en plumas = feathery.
    * cubierto por árboles = tree-shaded.
    * cubierto por una funda de plástico = plastic-covered.
    * estadio cubierto = indoor arena.
    * piscina cubierta = indoor swimming pool, indoor pool, swimming baths.
    * ponerse a cubierto = run for + cover.
    * puente cubierto = covered bridge.

    * * *
    cubierto1 -ta
    ‹cielo› overcast, cloudy ver tb cubrir
    A
    1 (pieza) piece of cutlery
    se le cayó un cubierto al suelo he dropped his knife/fork/spoon on the floor
    los cubiertos de plata the silver cutlery
    el cajón de los cubiertos the cutlery drawer
    2 (servicio de mesa) place setting
    pon otro cubierto, por favor can you set another place, please?, can you set for one more, please?
    (— comida): ¿cuánto cuesta el cubierto para la cena de beneficiencia? how much is it per head o how much are the tickets for the charity dinner?
    B ( en locs):
    a cubierto: los soldados se pusieron a cubierto the soldiers took cover
    ponerse a cubierto de la lluvia to take cover o to shelter from the rain
    quedó a cubierto de posibles críticas he was safe from any possible criticism
    bajo cubierto under cover
    * * *

     

    Del verbo cubrir: ( conjugate cubrir)

    cubierto es:

    el participio

    Multiple Entries:
    cubierto    
    cubrir
    cubierto 1
    ◊ -ta adjetivo ‹ cielo overcast, cloudy;

    ver tb cubrir
    cubierto 2 sustantivo masculino
    1




    2 ( en locs)
    a cubierto: ponerse a cubierto de la lluvia to take cover o to shelter from the rain

    cubrir ( conjugate cubrir) verbo transitivo

    cubierto algo de algo to cover sth with sth;

    b)demanda/necesidad to meet

    c)plaza/vacante to fill

    cubrirse verbo pronominal
    1

    cara to cover



    2 ( llenarse):

    cubierto,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 covered
    (piscina) indoor
    (cielo) overcast
    2 (trabajo, plaza) filled
    II sustantivo masculino
    1 (asiento y plato para un comensal) place setting
    2 cubiertos, cutlery sing
    cubrir verbo transitivo to cover
    ' cubierto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    cubierta
    - escarchada
    - escarchado
    - rebañar
    - amanecer
    - bañar
    - cielo
    - cubrir
    - lleno
    - monte
    - nube
    - pastel
    - sobrar
    - tenedor
    English:
    dusty
    - grassy
    - indoor
    - laminated
    - litter
    - muddy
    - oily
    - overgrown
    - place
    - place setting
    - server
    - snow-covered
    - soapy
    - veiled
    - blaze
    - Christmas
    - cover
    - Danish
    - greasy
    - icy
    - over
    - setting
    * * *
    cubierto, -a
    participio
    ver cubrir
    adj
    1. [tapado, recubierto] covered (de with);
    estar a cubierto [protegido] to be under cover;
    [con saldo acreedor] to be in the black;
    durmieron a cubierto they slept with a roof over their heads;
    ponerse a cubierto to take cover
    2. [cielo] overcast
    3. [vacante] filled
    nm
    1. [pieza de cubertería] piece of cutlery;
    cubiertos cutlery;
    mis cubiertos están sucios my knife and fork (and spoon) are dirty
    2. [para cada persona] place setting;
    pon un cubierto más en la mesa set another place at (the) table
    3. [comida] set menu
    * * *
    I partcubrir
    II adj covered (de with, in)
    III m
    1 piece of flatware, Br
    piece of cutlery;
    cubiertos pl flatware sg, Br cutlery sg
    2 en la mesa place setting
    3
    :
    ponerse a cubierto take cover (de from)
    * * *
    1) : cover, shelter
    bajo cubierto: under cover
    2) : table setting
    3) : utensil, piece of silverware
    * * *
    1. (en general) covered
    2. (cielo) cloudy [comp. cloudier; superl. cloudiest]
    3. (puesto) filled
    4. (instalación) indoor

    Spanish-English dictionary > cubierto

  • 17 de esa época

    Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    * * *

    Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.

    Spanish-English dictionary > de esa época

  • 18 discretamente

    adv.
    1 discreetly, sensibly, prudently.
    2 inconspicuously, discreetly, soberly, in privacy.
    * * *
    1 tactfully, unobtrusively, quietly
    * * *
    ADV
    1) (=sin notarse) discreetly
    2) (=sobriamente) soberly
    3) (=modestamente) unobtrusively
    * * *
    adverbio discreetly
    * * *
    = discreetly, tactfully, unobtrusively, soberly, unnoticeably, inconspicuously.
    Ex. 'She's also on to look into the matter of merit increases and faculty evaluation,' she coughed discreetly.
    Ex. Tournquist settled back in her chair, trying tactfully not to read any of the papers which littered his desk.
    Ex. The online environment made it possible to observe the user directly and unobtrusively without interrupting the search process.
    Ex. The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex. The tube in the two types tapers almost unnoticeably from base to tip.
    Ex. He had merely stolen away as inconspicuously as possible.
    * * *
    adverbio discreetly
    * * *
    = discreetly, tactfully, unobtrusively, soberly, unnoticeably, inconspicuously.

    Ex: 'She's also on to look into the matter of merit increases and faculty evaluation,' she coughed discreetly.

    Ex: Tournquist settled back in her chair, trying tactfully not to read any of the papers which littered his desk.
    Ex: The online environment made it possible to observe the user directly and unobtrusively without interrupting the search process.
    Ex: The stereotype of the governess as exemplified in Jane Eyre -- intelligent, restrained, soberly clad -- was the predecessor of the librarian as an occupation in which the women of the period, the 'guardians of morality' could find genteel employment.
    Ex: The tube in the two types tapers almost unnoticeably from base to tip.
    Ex: He had merely stolen away as inconspicuously as possible.

    * * *
    discreetly
    iba muy discretamente maquillada she was very discreetly made-up
    hace su labor discretamente, sin molestar a los demás she quietly gets on with her work without bothering anyone else
    * * *
    discreetly;
    miró discretamente a la muchacha he took a discreet look at the girl;
    vestía muy discretamente he was soberly dressed

    Spanish-English dictionary > discretamente

  • 19 discreto

    adj.
    1 discreet, prudent, cautious, moderate.
    2 discrete, separate, not joined together.
    3 not readily noticeable, inconspicuous.
    4 discrete, separate, distinct, not continuous.
    * * *
    1 (prudente) discreet, prudent, tactful
    2 (sobrio) sober, discreet
    3 (moderado) moderate, average, reasonable
    nombre masculino,nombre femenino
    1 discreet person
    * * *
    (f. - discreta)
    adj.
    * * *
    ADJ
    1) (=poco llamativo) [color, vestido] sober; [advertencia] discreet
    2) [persona] (=prudente) discreet; (=listo) shrewd
    3) (=mediano) average, middling
    4) (Fís) discrete
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) <persona/carácter/comportamiento> discreet
    b) <color/vestido> discreet
    c) <cantidad/sueldo> modest
    * * *
    = tactful, unobtrusive, discreet, low-key [low key], inconspicuous, circumspect, low-keyed.
    Ex. The library's overall image is enhanced more by a tactful handling of an in-house problem without airing the dirty linen in public.
    Ex. New technologies will enable interfaces composed of unobtrusive physiological monitors and prosthetics.
    Ex. Discreet advertising in press and on television in 1973 helped to direct adult illiterates to tutors who guided their progress.
    Ex. Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
    Ex. Her diversified and highly committed authorship is characterized by disrespectful humour, clear-sighted solemnity and inconspicuous warmth.
    Ex. It must be the least uplifting, most circumspect film ever made about sainthood.
    Ex. Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    ----
    * de un modo discreto = quietly, unobtrusively, unnoticeably, inconspicuously.
    * * *
    - ta adjetivo
    a) <persona/carácter/comportamiento> discreet
    b) <color/vestido> discreet
    c) <cantidad/sueldo> modest
    * * *
    = tactful, unobtrusive, discreet, low-key [low key], inconspicuous, circumspect, low-keyed.

    Ex: The library's overall image is enhanced more by a tactful handling of an in-house problem without airing the dirty linen in public.

    Ex: New technologies will enable interfaces composed of unobtrusive physiological monitors and prosthetics.
    Ex: Discreet advertising in press and on television in 1973 helped to direct adult illiterates to tutors who guided their progress.
    Ex: Activity is still low key, but will increase when the British Library puts up data bases on its own computer in 1977.
    Ex: Her diversified and highly committed authorship is characterized by disrespectful humour, clear-sighted solemnity and inconspicuous warmth.
    Ex: It must be the least uplifting, most circumspect film ever made about sainthood.
    Ex: Overall, he provides a low-keyed, lucid account that, with its many-leveled approach, does more than justice to the complex themes it studies.
    * de un modo discreto = quietly, unobtrusively, unnoticeably, inconspicuously.

    * * *
    1 ‹persona/carácter/comportamiento› discreet
    se mostró discreta en sus acusaciones she was restrained o cautious in her accusations
    2 ‹color/vestido› discreet
    3 ‹cantidad/sueldo/resultado› modest
    una novela de discreta calidad a fairly average novel
    * * *

     

    discreto
    ◊ -ta adjetivo

    a)persona/carácter/comportamiento discreet

    b)color/vestido discreet

    c)cantidad/sueldo/actuación modest

    discreto,-a adjetivo
    1 (prudente) discreet: es una persona muy discreta, she's a very discreet person
    2 (mediocre) average: sus resultados fueron más bien discretos, their results were rather average
    ' discreto' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    discreta
    - reservada
    - reservado
    - disimulado
    English:
    dark horse
    - discreet
    - inconspicuous
    - low-key
    - quiet
    - sober
    - tactful
    - unobtrusive
    - delicate
    - gentle
    * * *
    discreto, -a adj
    1. [prudente, reservado] discreet;
    por favor, sé discreto please be discreet;
    una mirada discreta a discreet look
    2. [no llamativo] [color, decoración] sober, restrained;
    [vestido] simple, sober; [maquillaje] discreet;
    ropa discreta simple o modest attire;
    su discreta labor a la sombra del gran científico his quiet work in the shadow of the great scientist
    3. [moderado, normal] [cantidad, sueldo] moderate, modest;
    [actuación, resultados] fair, reasonable
    4. Mat discrete
    * * *
    adj discreet
    * * *
    discreto, -ta adj
    : discreet
    * * *
    1. (prudente) discreet / tactful
    2. (moderado) modest / moderate

    Spanish-English dictionary > discreto

  • 20 efímero

    adj.
    1 short-lived, fleeting, brief, fly-by-night.
    2 liable to disappear.
    * * *
    1 ephemeral, brief
    * * *
    (f. - efímera)
    adj.
    ephemeral, short-lived
    * * *
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo ephemeral
    * * *
    = ephemeral, fleeting, volatile, evanescent, short-lived [shortlived], transient, vanishing.
    Ex. Some books had to be rebound, some discarded and replaced on microfilm, and others, of ephemeral interest, received typed paper labels covered with Mylar tape.
    Ex. From time to time librarians do catch a fleeting glimpse of how others see them when some journalist or academic does articulate this widespread phobia.
    Ex. The market is relatively volatile and changes are to be expected.
    Ex. The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.
    Ex. Many centres were short-lived, so the picture was always in a state of flux.
    Ex. The suppliers of this circulation system recommend that the readers are given numbers and names only, since it will not be cost-effective to store full addresses, particularly with a relatively transient population such as that of a university.
    Ex. Librarians have a great role to play in the systematic collection of such material which constitutes a rich but vanishing source for the study of Nigeria's history.
    ----
    * documentación efímera = fugitive literature.
    * material efímero = ephemera, ephemeral, fugitive material.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * trabajo de impresión de material efímero = ephemeral jobbing.
    * trabajos de impresión de material efímero = jobbing work.
    * * *
    - ra adjetivo ephemeral
    * * *
    = ephemeral, fleeting, volatile, evanescent, short-lived [shortlived], transient, vanishing.

    Ex: Some books had to be rebound, some discarded and replaced on microfilm, and others, of ephemeral interest, received typed paper labels covered with Mylar tape.

    Ex: From time to time librarians do catch a fleeting glimpse of how others see them when some journalist or academic does articulate this widespread phobia.
    Ex: The market is relatively volatile and changes are to be expected.
    Ex: The flamboyance of the earliest modern face proved evanescent, and it was a restrained interpretation of the design, combining elements of both the English and the French modern faces, that prevailed.
    Ex: Many centres were short-lived, so the picture was always in a state of flux.
    Ex: The suppliers of this circulation system recommend that the readers are given numbers and names only, since it will not be cost-effective to store full addresses, particularly with a relatively transient population such as that of a university.
    Ex: Librarians have a great role to play in the systematic collection of such material which constitutes a rich but vanishing source for the study of Nigeria's history.
    * documentación efímera = fugitive literature.
    * material efímero = ephemera, ephemeral, fugitive material.
    * no efímero = non-volatile [nonvolatile].
    * trabajo de impresión de material efímero = ephemeral jobbing.
    * trabajos de impresión de material efímero = jobbing work.

    * * *
    ephemeral
    * * *

    efímero
    ◊ -ra adjetivo

    ephemeral
    efímero,-a adjetivo ephemeral

    ' efímero' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    efímera
    - transitorio
    English:
    ephemeral
    - fleeting
    - short-lived
    - short
    * * *
    efímero, -a adj
    ephemeral
    * * *
    adj ephemeral, short-lived
    * * *
    efímero, -ra adj
    : ephemeral

    Spanish-English dictionary > efímero

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  • restrained — adjective 1 behaviour that is restrained is calm and controlled and does not show your real feelings: a restrained and cool headed response to their unfair criticisms 2 not too brightly coloured or decorated: The decor was subtle and restrained …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • restrained — adjective 1) Julie was quite restrained Syn: self controlled, self restrained, not given to excesses, sober, steady, unemotional, undemonstrative 2) restrained elegance Syn: muted, soft, discreet, subtle …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • restrained — adjective 1) Julie was quite restrained Syn: self controlled, not given to excesses, sober, steady, unemotional, undemonstrative 2) restrained elegance Syn: muted, soft, discreet, subtle …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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