In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(process)ciclo masculinethe menstrual/life cycle — el ciclo menstrual/de la vida
- the trade / business cycle — el ciclo económico
- The quantum and classical Carnot engines therefore operate in the same way - a closed cycle of two isothermal and two adiabatic processes.
- A Stirling Engine is a mechanical device, which operates on a closed looping thermodynamic cycle.
- He then suggested enhancing the technique by combining pressure with powerful cycles of ultrasonic energy.
- Hydrogen must replace fossil fuels through efficient production using solar radiation, thermochemical cycles, or bioinspired catalysts to split water.
- At the sub-femtosecond level, a laser pulse contains only a few cycles of the carrier electromagnetic wave.
1.2(of washing machine)programa masculine
1.3(of songs, poems, plays)ciclo masculine
- The last time she attempted an epic cycle of eighteen songs, the result was a horribly uneven album.
- This series includes a complete cycle of the symphonies performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin.
- Reading the text as a short story cycle and not just a collection reveals Lahiri's careful balancing of a range of representations and her intricate use of pattern and motif.
- The mezzo-soprano distinguished herself in a cycle of spiritual songs by various modern composers.
- Akhmatova wrote a poem cycle called Cinque which was based on their evenings together.
- Think of Sibelius, the nationalist composer; or the Kalevala - the epic cycle of musical folktales, first collected in 1835.
- Medieval Lauds featured a weekly cycle of seven canticles beginning on Sunday with the Benedicite.
- In this sense, she reflects the same concerns as another emblematic mother-daughter short story cycle, Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club.
- He originally thought in terms of a theatrical setting for the whole cycle of fifteen quartets, but that proved too grandiose.
- Few established contemporary poets have shown the commitment or innovation displayed by Wearne in writing the long cycles of thematic poems.
- The entire cycle runs at about seven hours, and it's a long haul.
2Computing Electricityciclo masculine
- When the researchers apply voltage to the source, the arm begins vibrating at a frequency of 350 to 400 million cycles per second between the electrodes.
- The rate at which an object vibrates is measured in Hertz or cycles per second.
- Grid software makes collections of computers more efficient by allowing them to share CPU cycles, memory and other resources so closely that they act almost like a single computer.
- An important consideration is the fact that network resources, measured as throughput in MB per second are a fixed resource just as disk space and CPU cycles are.
- Different frequencies, measured in hertz, or cycles per second, indicate different levels and types of activities.
- Optical clocks, with frequencies measured near 10 cycles per second, promise greater accuracy.
- The resources that are important from an active networking point of view include CPU cycles, main memory, and outgoing network bandwidth.
- The workload is executed on simulated processors where each machine instruction of the target processor can take many machine cycles of the host computer.
- These are typically scientific or technical and require a great number of computer processing cycles or access to large amounts of data.
- The sounds emitted may be undetectable to the human ear, which on average can hear between 16 and 16,000 cycles per second.
3(bicycle)bicicleta femininecycle shed — aparcamiento cubierto para bicicletas masculine Spain
- cycle shop — tienda de bicicletas
- She can remember no other girl at that time riding a cycle.
- Race officials today announced they will be awarding two mountain cycles to volunteers aiding the effort in this year's race.
- Ian was riding the cycle, and Amarie was clinging tightly to his back.
- The sheer number of people in attendance has reduced the road to barely the width of two cycles.
- Sidharth rides a cycle selling tea and coffee in bus and railway stations to make a living.
- The complex procedures required to ride a cycle, or to swim, are only lost with ill health.
- Yuvaraj of standard seven, who came to school walking in the morning, won himself a cycle to ride back home.
1(person) ir en bicicletaI cycle to work — voy al trabajo en bicicleta
- So far, he has cycled more than 5,000 miles, pedaling for up to six hours a day, six days a week.
- Last year, she cycled over 1,300 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End on a tandem bicycle with her brother, Luke.
- Two cyclists joined in and cycled 20 miles to raise funds for charity.
- Appalled, Sarah jumped onto her bicycle and cycled for half an hour until she reached her old house.
- Jimmy Bergin from Abbeyleix took out his bicycle and cycled 28 miles to raise funds.
- It only takes PE teacher Andrew three minutes longer to cycle rather than drive to work.
- The snow has settled and it's still coming down, which is great and lovely but I have to cycle 5 miles or so to work.
- Ride, blade, cycle, stroll, wheel, walk or run to help spinal cord research in West Vancouver June 13.
- I cycle around on my bicycle, and I'm very, very happy.
- Public rights of way are paths and tracks through countryside and sometimes residential areas where people can walk, cycle and ride horses.
- By the end of the year he will have cycled nearly 1,400 miles.
- 21-year-old John works as a sales assistant and cycles everywhere on his mountain bike.
- I cycle down the two-and-a-half miles of Southampton Road which is unusually devoid of traffic.
- Two 11-year-old boys saw a man on a mountain bike cycle past.
- You could cycle, ride or kayak, but, personally, I prefer to trust my own two legs.
- Back home, I found I'd cycled 2.32 miles, rather more than I'd planned, and three times as far as I can walk.
- Playing in the woods, on the beach, we would cycle for miles and miles into the countryside.
- I opted to cycle for an hour out of London and then turn round, whatever the distance covered.
- As they cycle on their bicycles these cyclists are also listening to their favourite radio programmes!
- When he was 65 Mr Simpson cycled 750 miles alone from Milan to the heel of Italy to visit his son-in-law and daughter.
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