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  • 241 a buen recaudo

    = in a safe place, in safekeeping
    Ex. Print this document and keep it in a safe place for future reference.
    Ex. She would hold it in safekeeping until they were both free of danger, healthy, and enjoying the life he had promised.
    * * *
    = in a safe place, in safekeeping

    Ex: Print this document and keep it in a safe place for future reference.

    Ex: She would hold it in safekeeping until they were both free of danger, healthy, and enjoying the life he had promised.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a buen recaudo

  • 242 a cambio de

    in exchange for
    * * *
    = in exchange for, in return for
    Ex. A number of libraries receive full sets of Library of Congress cataloguing records in exchange for certain cataloguing information.
    Ex. In practice, however, the gilds were federations of tradesmen who, in return for monopolistic privileges, co-operated with the government in its censorship of the press.
    * * *
    = in exchange for, in return for

    Ex: A number of libraries receive full sets of Library of Congress cataloguing records in exchange for certain cataloguing information.

    Ex: In practice, however, the gilds were federations of tradesmen who, in return for monopolistic privileges, co-operated with the government in its censorship of the press.

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  • 243 a color

    (adj.) = multi-colour [multi-color -USA]
    Ex. Those publications were crisp and clean, printed on heavy, glossy paper with multi-color graphics = Aquellas publicaciones eran claras y níticas, impresas en papel satinado y grueso con gráficos a color.
    * * *
    (adj.) = multi-colour [multi-color -USA]

    Ex: Those publications were crisp and clean, printed on heavy, glossy paper with multi-color graphics = Aquellas publicaciones eran claras y níticas, impresas en papel satinado y grueso con gráficos a color.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a color

  • 244 a comienzos de + Fecha

    = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha
    Ex. Online information retrieval services, which permit users to search data bases held on a computer many miles distant from the user and his terminal, started to develop in the late 1960s and the early 1970s.
    Ex. In the early part of the 20th century donations were received from William K. Bixby which led to the foundation of the rare book collection.
    * * *
    = in the early + Fecha, in the early part of + Fecha

    Ex: Online information retrieval services, which permit users to search data bases held on a computer many miles distant from the user and his terminal, started to develop in the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

    Ex: In the early part of the 20th century donations were received from William K. Bixby which led to the foundation of the rare book collection.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a comienzos de + Fecha

  • 245 a cualquier precio

    at any cost
    * * *
    = at any cost, at all costs, at any price
    Ex. Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.
    Ex. This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex. The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.
    * * *
    = at any cost, at all costs, at any price

    Ex: Illegal work practices aimed at achieving economic success at any cost were widespread.

    Ex: This article presents a decalogue of a librarian's faults: a library for the benefit of librarians; a library for the benefit of the management; a drive to obtain new technology at all costs; egotism of departments; egotism of libraries; dictatorship instead of management; working 'in silence'; putting on blinkers; laissez-faire; and wasteful use of time, people and resources.
    Ex: The new law would scrap the existing anti-scalping law and allow tickets to be resold at any price.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cualquier precio

  • 246 a dieta

    adj.
    on a diet.
    * * *
    Ex. More than 43 percent of the girls reported that they were on a diet -- and a quarter of these dieters didn't think they were overweight.
    * * *

    Ex: More than 43 percent of the girls reported that they were on a diet -- and a quarter of these dieters didn't think they were overweight.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a dieta

  • 247 a diferencia de

    unlike
    * * *
    in contrast to, unlike
    * * *
    = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with)
    Ex. Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.
    Ex. This command types the information immediately at the user's terminal, as opposed to the PRINT command generating offline prints which are subsequently mailed to the user.
    Ex. The intent is to create a mechanism which recognizes the needs of the reader, in contradistinction to simplifying clerical procedures within the cataloging department.
    Ex. An art original is the original two- or three-dimensional work of art (other than an art print or a photograph) created by the artist, eg., a painting, drawing, or sculpture, as contrasted with a reproduction of it.
    Ex. The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex. Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex. The archives of mediaeval universities are sparse and fragmented, in sharp contrast with the fact that these institutions were among the most regulated, structured and stable of their time.
    * * *
    = apart from, as opposed to, in contradistinction to, as contrasted with, in contrast (to/with), quite apart from, in sharp contrast (with)

    Ex: Apart from the names of subjects, the names of corporate bodies, persons, chemicals, trade products, and trade names are some other possibilities.

    Ex: This command types the information immediately at the user's terminal, as opposed to the PRINT command generating offline prints which are subsequently mailed to the user.
    Ex: The intent is to create a mechanism which recognizes the needs of the reader, in contradistinction to simplifying clerical procedures within the cataloging department.
    Ex: An art original is the original two- or three-dimensional work of art (other than an art print or a photograph) created by the artist, eg., a painting, drawing, or sculpture, as contrasted with a reproduction of it.
    Ex: The overall plan of the library is to provide an atmosphere of spaciousness and calm, in contrast to the urban bustle outside = El proyecto general de la biblioteca es ofrecer un ambiente de amplitud y calma, en contraste con el bullicio urbano exterior.
    Ex: Quite apart from a completely new vocabulary, the whole mystique of computers is still a source of bewilderment.
    Ex: The archives of mediaeval universities are sparse and fragmented, in sharp contrast with the fact that these institutions were among the most regulated, structured and stable of their time.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a diferencia de

  • 248 a efectos prácticos

    = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents
    Ex. To all intents and purposes he is unaware of its existence.
    Ex. The superintendent stated that this was an area she herself was anxious to investigate, because for all practical purposes salary increases were automatic and equal 'across-the-board'.
    Ex. In the 20th century, the debate about weeding followed, for all intents and purposes, the contours of the controversy surrounding the Quincy Plan.
    Ex. Suppose, for example, that the indexer decides that the terms 'Great Britain' and 'United Kingdom' are to all intents synonyms.
    * * *
    = to all intents and purposes, for all practical purposes, for all intents and purposes, to all intents

    Ex: To all intents and purposes he is unaware of its existence.

    Ex: The superintendent stated that this was an area she herself was anxious to investigate, because for all practical purposes salary increases were automatic and equal 'across-the-board'.
    Ex: In the 20th century, the debate about weeding followed, for all intents and purposes, the contours of the controversy surrounding the Quincy Plan.
    Ex: Suppose, for example, that the indexer decides that the terms 'Great Britain' and 'United Kingdom' are to all intents synonyms.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a efectos prácticos

  • 249 a falta de

    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of
    Ex. A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.
    Ex. In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex. Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex. There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex. After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.
    * * *
    = for want of, in the absence of, in default of, for lack of, short of

    Ex: A single companionship of this sort would often have three or four works in production at the same time in a busy house, so that its members rarely stood idle for want of copy.

    Ex: In the absence of, or in addition to, an ISADN an alternative number assigned by a regional or national agency may be given.
    Ex: Wire staplers were first introduced in about 1875 in default of satisfactory book-sewing machines (which were not fully developed until 1882).
    Ex: There is no danger that the scheme will collapse for lack of central organization.
    Ex: After days of contemplating the large number of variables I now believe that a leisure society is inevitable, short of global catastrophe.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a falta de

  • 250 a finales de

    = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal
    Ex. By the end of 1986 there were between 110 and 120 consumer advice centres.
    Ex. The article 'Till the end of time' predicts that automated record processing will be the major distinguishing feature of libraries at the close of this century.
    * * *
    = by the end of, at the close of + Expresión Temporal

    Ex: By the end of 1986 there were between 110 and 120 consumer advice centres.

    Ex: The article 'Till the end of time' predicts that automated record processing will be the major distinguishing feature of libraries at the close of this century.

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  • 251 a finales de + Expresión Temporal

    = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal
    Ex. This paper includes a list of public libraries in California offering adult literacy services as of late 1992.
    Ex. At the end of 1983 all customs duties between EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and EC countries were phased out = A finales de l983, se eliminaron progresivamente todos los aranceles entre los países de la EFTA (Asociación Europea para el Libre Comercio) y los de la CE.
    Ex. By the close of the 18th century, grave robbing was a common practice in Britain and the terms used describe these men included body snatchers and grave robbers.
    * * *
    = as of late + Expresión Temporal, at the end of + Expresión Temporal, by the close of + Expresión Temporal

    Ex: This paper includes a list of public libraries in California offering adult literacy services as of late 1992.

    Ex: At the end of 1983 all customs duties between EFTA (European Free Trade Association) and EC countries were phased out = A finales de l983, se eliminaron progresivamente todos los aranceles entre los países de la EFTA (Asociación Europea para el Libre Comercio) y los de la CE.
    Ex: By the close of the 18th century, grave robbing was a common practice in Britain and the terms used describe these men included body snatchers and grave robbers.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a finales de + Expresión Temporal

  • 252 a fondo perdido

    nonrecoverable, nonreturnable
    * * *
    (adj.) = non-refundable
    Ex. There is a non-refundable charge of £25 for this event to cover refreshments.
    * * *

    Ex: There is a non-refundable charge of £25 for this event to cover refreshments.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fondo perdido

  • 253 a granel

    adv.
    in bulk, in abundance.
    * * *
    (sin envase) in bulk
    * * *
    Ex. They were, first, the replacement of the traditional process of building up a binding for each book in turn by the speedier prefabrication in bulk of complete binding cases which were attached subsequently to the sewn and cut books.
    * * *

    Ex: They were, first, the replacement of the traditional process of building up a binding for each book in turn by the speedier prefabrication in bulk of complete binding cases which were attached subsequently to the sewn and cut books.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a granel

  • 254 a hurtadillas

    adv.
    stealthily, on the sly, by stealth, on the quiet.
    * * *
    stealthily, on the sly
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly
    Ex. List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.
    Ex. He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex. It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex. Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex. True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.
    * * *
    = surreptitiously, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, on the sly

    Ex: List prices were not in practice always maintained, for many booksellers would surreptitiously give a discount rather than lose a sale.

    Ex: He is a systematic 'sweater' who sucks wealth from toiling crowds by cunning and by stealth.
    Ex: It is contended that adoption policies have encouraged nondisclosure of information by gay men & lesbians, & surrogacy arrangements are often handled stealthily.
    Ex: Seditious books continued to appear, nevertheless, both from secret presses in England moving furtively from hideout to hideout.
    Ex: True, you may not see many boys and girls openly holding hands or kissing but many affairs are conducted on the sly.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a hurtadillas

  • 255 a la altura de

    = of the stature of, equal to
    Ex. The finest and most influential of these French italics were the work of Robert Granjon, an artist of the stature of his countryman and near-contemporary Garamont and one of the greatest all-round type designers of any period.
    Ex. Here spoke the absolutely confident applicant, the young man equal to this or any other task.
    * * *
    = of the stature of, equal to

    Ex: The finest and most influential of these French italics were the work of Robert Granjon, an artist of the stature of his countryman and near-contemporary Garamont and one of the greatest all-round type designers of any period.

    Ex: Here spoke the absolutely confident applicant, the young man equal to this or any other task.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la altura de

  • 256 a la antigua

    in an old-fashioned way
    * * *
    (adj.) = old-style
    Ex. Until Groome appeared, city officials were chosen not so much for their ability to administer the affairs of their offices as for who they knew; hence, old-style machine politics with its accompanying corruption found a congenial atmosphere in which to operate.
    * * *
    (adj.) = old-style

    Ex: Until Groome appeared, city officials were chosen not so much for their ability to administer the affairs of their offices as for who they knew; hence, old-style machine politics with its accompanying corruption found a congenial atmosphere in which to operate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la antigua

  • 257 a la antigua usanza

    in the old style
    * * *
    (adj.) = old-style
    Ex. Until Groome appeared, city officials were chosen not so much for their ability to administer the affairs of their offices as for who they knew; hence, old-style machine politics with its accompanying corruption found a congenial atmosphere in which to operate.
    * * *
    (adj.) = old-style

    Ex: Until Groome appeared, city officials were chosen not so much for their ability to administer the affairs of their offices as for who they knew; hence, old-style machine politics with its accompanying corruption found a congenial atmosphere in which to operate.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la antigua usanza

  • 258 a la fuerza

    by force
    * * *
    = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily
    Ex. Do not pull a book from the shelf by forcefully tugging the top of the spine.
    Ex. The quantity of scientific information available must of necessity grow with the increasing number of scientists doing research in an increasing number of disciplines.
    Ex. This film tells the moving story of the more than 40,000 Koreans who were forcibly conscripted as laborers by the Japanese during the Second World War.
    Ex. The government may, by agreement or compulsorily, acquire any historic monument for the purpose of securing its protection.
    * * *
    = forcefully, of necessity, forcibly, compulsorily

    Ex: Do not pull a book from the shelf by forcefully tugging the top of the spine.

    Ex: The quantity of scientific information available must of necessity grow with the increasing number of scientists doing research in an increasing number of disciplines.
    Ex: This film tells the moving story of the more than 40,000 Koreans who were forcibly conscripted as laborers by the Japanese during the Second World War.
    Ex: The government may, by agreement or compulsorily, acquire any historic monument for the purpose of securing its protection.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la fuerza

  • 259 a la inversa

    (al contrario) on the contrary 2 (en el otro sentido) the other way round
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse
    Ex. The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.
    Ex. Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex. The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.
    * * *
    = mirror-fashion, mirror image, in reverse

    Ex: The composing stick contained a line of type which read (from his point of view) from left to right but of which the letters were upside down and mirror-fashion.

    Ex: Since the dandy roll worked on the right side, its watermark pattern was fashioned as a mirror image of what was to be seen in the finished paper.
    Ex: The design for a woodcut, which was probably the work of a specialist other than the back cutter, was either drawn in reverse directly on to the block, or traced on to it from paper.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la inversa

  • 260 a la par que

    = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as
    Ex. Continuing education activities have to be offered in tandem with the service itself.
    Ex. Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.
    Ex. In medieval bindings the headbands were sewn in at the same time as the cords, but by the sixteenth century they were generally sewn on after the edges had been cut.
    * * *
    = in tandem with, hand in hand (with), as the same time as

    Ex: Continuing education activities have to be offered in tandem with the service itself.

    Ex: Hand in hand with this comes the need for nurses to be able to question, evaluate and reflect on existing practice.
    Ex: In medieval bindings the headbands were sewn in at the same time as the cords, but by the sixteenth century they were generally sewn on after the edges had been cut.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a la par que

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