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(eventual, final)(aim/goal/destination) finalwhat's your ultimate ambition in life? — ¿qué es lo que ambicionas en última instancia?
- who has ultimate responsibility? — ¿quién es el responsable en última instancia?
- The final and ultimate breakthrough took place, and he was able to teach and work with sentient beings without any inhibition.
- Critics claim that because conventional fuels are needed in the production and refining process, the ultimate benefit of biofuels to the environment is not clear-cut.
- Drought leads to water deficit in the leaf tissue, which affects many physiological processes and can have ultimate consequences for plant growth and survival.
- ‘The ultimate aim of having universal suffrage in our democratic development process will not change,’ Tung said.
- And at the end of it all comes the final, the ultimate audit when our lives hang in the balance before we are consigned to eternal reward, or to the other place, based on the audit of how we lived our lives.
- It is important to both the engagement process and to the ultimate success of counseling that the adolescent endorse an individualized rationale for counseling.
- While thematically they rail against these trappings, the whole album sounds like a slow process of ultimate defeat, the band seemingly unable to shake the ties they deride.
- The combine reports are the first step in the evaluation process, not the ultimate analysis.
- Politics is about compromise, but ultimately the political process can shape and develop policy before the ultimate decision is formulated and presented by government.
- Those who ask from science a final argument, an ultimate proof, an unassailable position from which the issue of God may be decided will always be disappointed.
- The individual who can take setbacks as well as frustration in stride and not lose sight of the ultimate objective in the process is a person to keep an eye on - destined to go places.
- It is on this final dive that the ultimate clue is revealed.
- Some councillors stressed that the decision was not final and the ultimate decision would rest with tenants themselves when a ballot took place.
- The ultimate aim of understanding deformation processes is to incorporate them into interpretations of earth theology.
- Through this process, ultimate uniformization threatens to spread everywhere.
- The ultimate end of this process is extinction, not evolutionary progress.
- I think it does a disservice to this entire process and to the ultimate point here, which is to get a president we all can accept as the legitimate president of the United States.
- The ultimate decision could lie with the ABA and the lottery funding and sponsorship deals they can come up with.
- The company initiated a project of awareness raising, with the ultimate aim of seeing cleaner manufacturing processes being implemented.
- In conclusion, the ultimate aim of economic development will reflect a blended approach from several different players.
1.2(fundamental, original)(particle/constituent) primordial(constituent/particle) fundamentalthe ultimate cause of the problem — la raíz del problema
- the ultimate source of the rumor — el verdadero origen del rumor
- I marvel at people who, so prepared for everything in life, can discover the ultimate needs of anything just by looking at it;
- What are the ultimate constituents of matter the most elementary of elementary particles?
- The ultimate, or most basic, scientific theory is physics.
- Many scholastic and Cartesian thinkers had assumed substances to be the ultimate constituents of reality, and, as such, self-dependent.
- Social atomism sees individual people as the fundamental particles, autonomous ultimate units in full charge of their destiny, empowered to make contracts freely.
- To use Thomas Sowell's phrase, people are the ultimate resource.
- Arguably the prime, indeed ultimate, determinant of land value in modern society is its permitted or permissible use.
- Names are the ultimate constituents of language.
1.3literary (furthest)the ultimate frontier of science — los confines de la ciencia literary
- After the initial impacts, the most heavily loaded columns were probably near, but not over, their ultimate capacities.
- Their ultimate size depends on their chemical composition; materials that are more soluble in the atmosphere grow faster and bigger.
- A standard LENTON coupler is a mechanical taper threaded splice that develops the minimum specified ultimate strength of the rebar being spliced.
- From the outset, the development of Stansted Airport should be planned so as to be capable of providing an ultimate capacity equivalent to that which can be accommodated on the airport's single runway.
- It responds to heat treatment on the improved permanent set stress and ultimate strength with some loss of elongation.
- Also it can be seen that the smaller diameter raft has reached to its ultimate capacity at smaller settlement than that of the raft of larger diameter.
- These piles are loaded to their ultimate capacity.
2.1(utmost, supreme)(sacrifice) máximo(sacrifice) supremohe's the ultimate authority on the subject — es la máxima autoridad en el tema
- the ultimate deterrent — el elemento de mayor fuerza disuasoria
- this is the ultimate irony — es el colmo de la ironía
- Rowing is called the ultimate team sport because going fast requires everyone's complete commitment to the crew.
- His justification for considering himself the ultimate team player yet eschewing the notion of collective responsibility in public forums is that he is from another era.
- In the 1930s, when the very best American movie serials were made, the sci-fi ones were the ultimate examples of the cliffhanger.
- I suppose paintings of TV characters might be an example of ultimate postmodernism - producing art by painting from a television screen.
- The Suprematists took the art of painting and porcelain making to the ultimate extreme of complete abstraction, using the geometrical forms of the square, circle and cross.
- The ultimate example of combining technology, process change and competitive stimulus is Wal-Mart, of course.
- Football is the ultimate team sport; each player must execute his responsibilities for a play to succeed.
- Those were the ultimate examples in American history of a corporate trade show and of the political parties being captives of the special interests.
- Unless a listener is devoted to this sort of experimentation in music this record will appear to be incomprehensible- and held as an example of ultimate pretension.
- This final photograph shows the ultimate London address.
- The year 2001 sees four red, four white and three sparkling wines being given the ultimate accolade making them the most sought-after wines in the country.
- However, this is the ultimate example of a self-regulatory agreement between the interested parties with little more than ratification by Congress.
- The final step and the ultimate convenience was the design of stereos that wouldn't work when removed from the car.
- Flag-burning is perhaps the ultimate example of political speech (second only I think to burning yourself).
- But the ultimate New Zealand accolade, the sign of respect and affection, is to be known universally by your first name.
- The ultimate example of his design ideal was the brilliant and elegantly simple geodesic dome.
- Standing at 15,2 hands, the three-year-old was awarded the ultimate accolade and crowned supreme champion of the show.
- Savonarola becomes the ultimate figure of ambivalence.
- The ultimate garbage man actually scored more points than he grabbed rebounds for the first time this season.
- Incidentally, 1993 was also the last season that a Canadian team won hockey's ultimate prize, when Montreal claimed the cup.
- It was the ultimate example of style trumping substance and it makes me embarrassed for my adopted state.
- The millions turned to billions as the technology firm became a member of the prestigious FTSE 100, the ultimate accolade in the business community.
2.2(most sophisticated)the ultimate sound system — lo último en sistemas de sonido
1the ultimate (in sth) — el no va más en algo informal
- the ultimate in bad taste — el colmo del mal gusto
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