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  • 661 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

  • 662 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

  • 663 a corto plazo

    = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run
    Ex. The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.
    Ex. Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex. In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex. The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex. Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex. Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex. Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.
    * * *
    = before very long, short term [short-term], in the short run, short-range, at short notice, in the short term, short-run

    Ex: The moment we compromise among ourselves to adopt rules that are incompatible with ideology then I think we are merely providing the necessity before very long to have these changes brought about.

    Ex: Whether this is a short term phenomenon or not, remains to be seen.
    Ex: In the short run, the most likely prospect is for all current systems to continue with electronic formats merely adding to the richness of the human record.
    Ex: The astute leader will establish short- and long- range goals for the institution, develop specific objectives to accomplish those goals, and activities to meet the objectives.
    Ex: Each of the experts is available for telephone consultation at short notice.
    Ex: Controlled vocabulary is the best option in the short term.
    Ex: Findings indicate that the short-run success of methadone programs does not automatically translate into long-run abstinence.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a corto plazo

  • 664 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

  • 665 a cuatro patas

    on all fours
    * * *
    = on all fours, on four legs
    Ex. Scientists have controversially claimed the discovery of gene variants which directly influence whether we walk upright or on all fours.
    Ex. Of course, the horse can sleep lying down if it so chooses, but God has designed this magnificent animal to get forty winks on four legs.
    * * *
    = on all fours, on four legs

    Ex: Scientists have controversially claimed the discovery of gene variants which directly influence whether we walk upright or on all fours.

    Ex: Of course, the horse can sleep lying down if it so chooses, but God has designed this magnificent animal to get forty winks on four legs.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a cuatro patas

  • 666 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

  • 667 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

  • 668 a distancia

    adj.
    remote, long-distance.
    adv.
    at a distance, far, distantly, afar.
    * * *
    from a distance
    * * *
    = remote, remotely, distantly
    Ex. The computer, once instructed on the desired filing order, is eminently suitable for filing, achieving a level of consistency which was a remote dream in the days of human filers.
    Ex. For example, if cataloguing input is entered directly using a keyboard, whether this be through a microcomputer or remotely via a terminal, then this is online operation.
    Ex. An instructor can setup a learning group and those who wish to be guided distantly during the study may join the group.
    * * *
    = remote, remotely, distantly

    Ex: The computer, once instructed on the desired filing order, is eminently suitable for filing, achieving a level of consistency which was a remote dream in the days of human filers.

    Ex: For example, if cataloguing input is entered directly using a keyboard, whether this be through a microcomputer or remotely via a terminal, then this is online operation.
    Ex: An instructor can setup a learning group and those who wish to be guided distantly during the study may join the group.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a distancia

  • 669 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

  • 670 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

  • 671 a fin de cuentas

    = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done
    Ex. At the end of the day, the greatest need for the foreseeable future remains space for books and ordinary readers.
    Ex. This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex. In the final count, the method of delivery of the data is less important than the quality of information.
    Ex. This is largely clueless enthusiasm focused on things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
    Ex. When all is said and done, however, this great encyclopedia is now back on track after a period of confusion and frustration = No obstante, al final de cuentas esta gran enciclopedia vuelve a ser lo que era después de un periodo de confusión y frustración.
    Ex. And after all is said and done, hiring decisions, for the most part, are based on whether or not the candidate is likeable.
    * * *
    = at the end of the day, in the end, in the final count, in the grand scheme of things, when all is said and done, after all is said and done

    Ex: At the end of the day, the greatest need for the foreseeable future remains space for books and ordinary readers.

    Ex: This is time well invested since it saves money in the end and leads to a higher success rate in providing information = Éste es tiempo bien invertido ya que ahorra dinero en última instancia y permite ofrecer una información mucho más pertinente para el usuario.
    Ex: In the final count, the method of delivery of the data is less important than the quality of information.
    Ex: This is largely clueless enthusiasm focused on things that don't matter in the grand scheme of things.
    Ex: When all is said and done, however, this great encyclopedia is now back on track after a period of confusion and frustration = No obstante, al final de cuentas esta gran enciclopedia vuelve a ser lo que era después de un periodo de confusión y frustración.
    Ex: And after all is said and done, hiring decisions, for the most part, are based on whether or not the candidate is likeable.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a fin de cuentas

  • 672 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.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a finales de

  • 673 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

  • 674 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

  • 675 a gatas

    adv.
    on hands and knees, on all fours.
    * * *
    on all fours
    * * *
    Ex. Scientists have controversially claimed the discovery of gene variants which directly influence whether we walk upright or on all fours.
    * * *

    Ex: Scientists have controversially claimed the discovery of gene variants which directly influence whether we walk upright or on all fours.

    Spanish-English dictionary > a gatas

  • 676 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

  • 677 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

  • 678 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

  • 679 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

  • 680 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

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