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(system)medida feminineliquid/dry measure — medida para líquidos/áridos
- Often the two sets of data have very different scales of measure, so a bar graph would not work.
1.2(unit)medida feminineunidad feminine
- Invariable uniformity of value in the currency, has a relation to the interests of the people, similar to that of uniformity of weights and measures.
- Similarly, units of measure had to be reconciled.
- Most confusing are the measures of kilos, hectares, kilometers, centimeters, and grams.
- The basic mechanisms of RAM memory are detailed, and memory units of measure are outlined and explained.
- As all units of measure are determined arbitrarily in the first place, though not fixed by law, obviously they can be altered by law.
- In layman's terms, standard deviation is a unit of statistical measure that also expresses the probability of a given outcome arising.
- It was an old one, with weight and measures on the top.
- For that it needed a flexible, easily deployed system that would enable operations people to forecast by various units of measure.
- The unit of toxin measure is the hemagglutinating unit (hau).
- You already know about selecting your units of measure.
1.3(amount)cantidad femininemix equal measures of flour and sugar — mezclar harina y azúcar en cantidades iguales
- I wasn't given full measure — no me dieron lo que (me) merecía
- with a (certain) measure of success — con cierto éxito
- they were granted a considerable measure of autonomy — se les concedió un grado considerable de autonomía
- in some measure — en cierta medida
- in large / great / no small measure — en gran parte
- Don't let the late-night munchies make you pay £1.50 for a Mars bar or £6 for a single measure of spirits.
1.4British (size)medida femininehe had it made to measure — se lo mandó hacer a (la) medida
- the true measure of the problem — la verdadera magnitud / envergadura del problema
2.1(device)medida femininea pint/yard measure — una medida de una pinta/yarda
2.2(indicator, yardstick)indicador masculinethis will give you a measure of the problem — esto te dará una idea de la magnitud / la envergadura del problema
- Customer loyalty and satisfaction are key measures of success.
- This is one of the most visible and encouraging measures of the success of these institutions.
- It is a measure of the quality you can expect to hear, however, that whatever you pay to see them will probably be worth it.
- That alone is a measure of the extent to which the listeners were drawn into the music, but subsequent conversation proved the point.
- It would at least have given a clear measure of the extent of anti-agreement sentiment in the unionist community.
- I'm happy to accept this wager as a measure of the quality of my predictions about the long term sustainability of commons-based peer production.
3(step)medida feminineto take measures to + inf — tomar medidas para + inf
- we'll have to take drastic measures to prevent it — tendremos que tomar medidas drásticas para impedirlo
- Control measures should be initiated as soon as possible, both to improve effectiveness and reduce total control costs.
- The bad news is that more cost-cutting measures are likely.
- Another measure planned will allow for cross-investments between sub-funds run by the same fund manager.
- A company spokesman said no further cost-cutting measures were planned for its Irish operations.
- This is part of our precautionary measure to avoid double claiming and unwarranted abuse of this program by some unscrupulous elements.
- But the remedial measures planned expose the government's failure to understand the realities that the country will face in the coming decades.
- Don't assume someone else will clean up after an accident, and take precautionary measures to prevent the next one.
- The Green Party's new election manifesto contains a programme of realistic, mutually consistent and self-reinforcing measures to achieve localisation.
- The Board was planning measures which would lead to the reduction of the illegal practice.
- It said cost-cutting measures and cost control remain the focus for more than one-third of organisations in 2004.
- Layoffs, streamlining operations, and other cost cutting measures are the norm these days as businesses contemplate their futures.
- The company has already said it will take a restructuring charge this year due to cost-cutting measures in its operations.
- But the Court said that, while such an objective was legitimate, the measures used to achieve it went beyond what was necessary.
- Banks will also be asked to draw up measures to achieve gender equality, and agree a plan for achieving targets.
- Some of these measures have been achieved, to an extent, but often outside the UN framework.
- It added that these international players have started initiating cost-cutting measures to improve their cost-structure.
- ‘Of course, we understand Dublin's desire to take precautionary measures,’ a British spokesman said.
- Boston also contends that the plan does not offer measures to stimulate the economy.
- There are, however, control measures in operation which reduce this risk.
- It must publish and implement clear, enforceable measures to achieve enhanced productivity from those that will still be employed by the state.
- The golden measure of poetry does not yet exist, only the rhythm of the maracas, the exact sound of the kettledrum.
- The show coasted on sheer mastery of compas, the rhythmic measure that defines all flamenco, and on the charisma of the artists probing the art's dark and light moods.
4.3US Musiccompás masculine
- At a signal, they stop for six measures but continue to count silently with no physical movement.
- There are rarely more than four measures of music without a voice-over.
- We sense the tragedy of the poetic ballad and the noble lineage of its characters in the very opening measures of the musical rendering.
- The final presto measures will leave you breathless.
- Could the French horn line be omitted for a few measures without disturbing the score's overall harmony and rhythmic flow?
- This practice technique establishes the student's security in starting a work on downbeats of measures.
- Play the last four notes of each measure staccato, or make a crescendo into the next measure.
- The first four measures sound practiced and include accurate articulation, steady rhythm and even a dynamic shade or two.
- At his first rehearsal with us he conducted about two measures and then put his baton down.
- Students coordinate some measures naturally, while stumbling through other more difficult measures.
- On the second, they were shown the first two measures of each piece and then asked to play as much as they could remember (cued recall).
- His playing is so awful in these few measures, which form the very heart of the piece, as to create a metaphor for his performance of the entire work.
- The first few measures of music drifted easily through the air, reaching Jynx's ears and beckoning her to find its source.
- The first sixteen measures end with an arpeggiated cadence in piano two.
- At measure 31, a cadenza is marked in the flute parts; however, it is not noted in the piano part or the original score.
- Medtner's concerto storms right from the opening measures and sings heroically throughout.
- I heard the first few measures of Mozart's third violin concerto in my head set to the rhythm of the crude chant.
- In measures 68 and 69, an A-major chord, the dominant of the key, is sounded, signaling the end of the piece.
- Fingering is given where hand position shifts are required, on chromatic lines and on first beats of measures where a new phrase begins.
- The second movement is morbidly dreamy, and its final measures have never sounded so beautiful!
- I can't think of too many recitals where you'd hire two extra singers for a few measures of music.
4.4literary archaic (dance)to tread a measure — danzar
- The birds twitter, the horn calls back, the mountain folk dance a droll measure, and all's right with the Alpine world.
- Ian laughed lightly and then swept her into the first measure of the dance.
- Ben watched with amazement that turned to pride as Hoss delicately guided Alberta Evans into the first few measures of the dance.
1.1(speed/waist/length) medirhe went to be measured for a suit — fue a que le tomaran las medidas para un traje
- The wireless device measures a variety of parameters such as temperature, pulse, blood oxygen saturation and heart rate.
- Either measure the amount in ounces or measure the depth of water in each jar.
- Plus, we provide the control and safety systems and instrumentation used to measure the oil flow.
- A rotary encoder is a digital input device used to measure angular rotation and direction.
- If a water meter isn't installed on the system, a short-term pumping plant test can be run using one of a variety of devices to measure the flow rate.
- Geologists use centimeter-precision GPS devices to measure the movement of continental plates.
- Continue to pump out water until the pump turns off, and again measure the water level.
- For one test, a device called a reflectometer is used to measure the degree of whiteness in processed tuber samples destined to become chips.
- They can measure force - the amount of pressure being exerted.
- Using a standard method, they measured the hybrids' fermentation efficiency.
- Devices that measure the evaporation of water such as atmometers may be useful.
- A nautical instrument used to measure the altitude of stars and planets in the sky in order to determine a ship's exact direction.
- When the tank team fed the fish they also measured the water temperature and counted the fish.
- Volatility is typically measured by the standard deviation of the return of an investment.
- The group's device allows researchers to measure the heat given off by these electrons, and devise ways to get around the problem, Blick says.
- The units will also measure electromagnetic fields from other sources, such as radio and TV.
- Now you've also been attaching devices to them that measure the depth to which they dive.
- The movement of the pillar is measured in millimetres.
- He's currently in our waters to measure whale numbers, and to audit the impact of man-made pollutants on marine creatures.
- The equipment is similar to the device for measuring earthquakes.
1.2(mark off, count)medirhe measured 6oz of flour — pesó 6 onzas de harina
- I don't measure them out in coffee spoons, you know.
- While his mom measured out the ingredients, it became our job to stir; he would stir, and then hand it to me for my turn.
- Mama took some time cutting the sugar-cake and I was certain it was because she was measuring it out, making sure everyone got the same sized piece.
- However, compared to how much it costs to buy a small 1/2 lb block of chocolate normally, it turned out to be good value, and it keeps well if you store it in a cool dark place, not to mention the ease with which you can measure it out!
2(assess)calcularevaluarto measure sth against sth — comparar algo con algo
- she was eager to measure herself against the opposition — estaba ansiosa por enfrentarse a su contrincante / por medir armas con su contrincante
- Contemporary buildings have long lost their ability to accurately measure the urban significance of what they hold.
- Many corporations are recognizing the importance of measuring a variety of factors, says Hoog.
- There is a growing interest in evaluating teachers by measuring student learning.
- The amount of energy and intelligence and direction that the right CEO can bring to a corporation can be the single most determining factor in measuring the success of the company.
- It's very hard for me to measure the success of that.
- One typically measures the quality of a published scholarly book by an important pedagogical yardstick.
- Companies need to take a broad prospective to measure the true value of their search engine marketing efforts.
- The hard part in measuring a site's success is often determining what the goals of the site should be - what should you be looking for.
1medirit measures 10ft across — mide / tiene 10 pies de ancho
- what does it measure? — ¿cuánto mide?
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