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"the three e's"; "the 3 e's": "efficacy, efficiency, effectiveness" (econ., manuf.) / E-Skateboards = electric skateboards / E-Tretroller = electric kick scooters / E-Wheels = electric unicycles / "Earth Summit": the UN Conference on Environment & Development (Rio de Janeiro, June 1992; "Eco 92"; "the Trinidad terms" / transporteur à écailles = plate conveyor (coalm.) / échéancier de paiement = payment schedule / échelle d'intérêts = interest statement / Eckpunktepapier = key issues paper (polit.) / Eckzahlen = indicators (statistics) / écoulement = airflow / ECU-cent = 1 ECU-cent per litre equals 10 ECU per 1000 litres, as in surtax on motor fuel e.g. / Effektivwert = root-mean-square value; RMS value (math.) / effets d'annonce = hype; promotional hype (in figurative sense); advertising effects (in commercial sense) / effets de retour = feedback / Eigenbetrieb = municipal enterprise; municipal undertaking / Eigentumsgarantie = guarantee of ownership (law) / Einband see Seileinband / Einbauten = fittings (building) / eindafrekening = final accounts; final statement of account (EU: aid programmes) / eindkosten = terminal dues (postal services) / eindtermen = exit qualifications (educ.) / bei verschiedenem Einfallen = at different angles of dip (coalm.) / eingebunden = socketed (ropes) / Einlegeringe = table rings (machining) / Einreichungen = liquidation requests (finance) / Einschienenhängebahn = overhead monorail conveyor / einseitig = one-tailed (test) (math/stat.) / einseitiger Prognosenbereich = one-sided confidence interval (math/stat.) / Einstufung = schedule (fees e.g.) / Einweiser = signaller (building site traffic) / Einzelplan = section (EU budget) / élaboration publique = public consultation / attaque électrolytique = electroerosion /  électronique grand public = consumer electronics (comm.) / Elektrokleinstfahrzeug see PLEV / Elektrozange = electrodes (animal slaughter) / Elfstedentocht = Eleven Cities Tour (NL: iceskating) / embase = collar (manhole) / embout = hose end connection (flexibles) / emelt (NL) = leatherjacket (cranefly larva) / bail emphytéotique = long lease: (F: since 1988, enables owner to grant a lease of a building (as opposed to farmland or building land) for 18-99 years giving the lessee a proprietary right (ITI) / personnel d'encadrement = management; managerial staff; supervisory staff / en clair = free-to-air (TV broadcasts) / encarté = card-carrying, fully paid-up (polit., fig.) / Endlosförderungen = endless haulage (coalm.) / enfermement = "lock-in" (industry gets stuck with a technological option which is not the best) / enfournement = charging (steelm.) / sur base engagement = on a commitment basis (development aid) / engins de creusement de galeries = roadway drivage equipment (coalm.) / enquête européenne en matière pénale see EIO / enregistrement = input (documentation) / enrichissement à façon = toll enrichment (nucl.) / enrouler = lap round (pipes) / enten (NL) = to spawn (mushrooms = to inoculate or seed mushroom beds) / entente directe see freihändige Vergabe / entgegentreten = suspend (sales) / entreprise dérivée = spin-off firm (comm.) / entreprise de travaux = service supply agency (agric.: hires out men and machinery) / Entsenderrichtlinie = posting of workers directive (96/71/EC) (EU) / Entsorgung = disposal (waste) / Entspannungsbohrloch = relief hole, borehole (coalm.) / entwicklungsorientierte Forschung = research for development / envers = root (of a weld) / environmentally friendly, NB also environmentally benign / équilibre des pouvoirs = checks and balances (polit.) / robinet d'équilibre = bypass valve (pipes) / Erschütterung = shatter (coalm.) / Erschütterungsschieβen = volley firing (coalm.) / Ertragsschein = dividend coupon (finance) / Erwartungswert = expectation / Es gilt das gesprochene Wort = Check against Delivery (speeches, press statements, etc) / assistance en escale = ground handling (airport services) / Charte europénne de l'espace rural= European Charter for Rural Areas (CoE) / Comité permanent de l'espace rural européen= Standing Committee on European Rural Areas (CoE) / Espoo Convention (25/2/1991 Finland: the "Convention on environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context" / état contradictoire = agreed inventory (i.e. agreed by both parties) / Eternit = asbestos cement / ontvangst via de ether = reception of terrestrial broadcasting (as opposed to cable or stellite) / étiquette = tag (IT) / Europa-Informationsstelle = Euro Info Centre (EU, network set up 1987) / Europäischen Behörde für Lebensmittelsicherheit, see EFSA / Europäische Ermittlungsanordnung in Strafsachen see EIO / Europäischer Freiwilligendienst see EVS / Europäischer Wirtschaftsrat = Council of EU Environment Ministers / Europees Vakverbond = European Trade Union Confederation, ETUC / Europese Autoriteit voor voedselveiligheid, see EFSA / Eurozone = euro area (official term as used by ECB); Eurozone (semi-official, as used in media); Euroland (also used in media, sometimes with slightly derogatory undertones) / zone d'évacuation = run-out area: "at the end of the process the product is run out on a roller table, removed for testing and stocked." (steelm.) / évaluation par les bénéficiaires = beneficiary analysis (World Bank: development projects) / mettre en examen = to charge (jur. NB more than just "hold for questioning") / canalisation d'exhaure = sump piping (coalm.) / Convention on International Exhibitions / exobiology = study of potential life on other planets (source: Sunday Times) / expansion entre bancs = bed separation (coalm.) / experimental animals, UK has category system for: "category* to category**** animals" / exploitation = output (documentation) / chef d'exploitation = farm manager, farm owner / extinction = quenching (steelm.) /


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