講座 医療英語(3)"compromise"の医療英語的意味分析  [in Japanese] Medical English (3) : The Semantic Analysis of "Compromise" in Medical English  [in Japanese]

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An original meaning of the verb "compromise" was to be to adjust or settle an argument or difference between parties. The Japanese translation dakyou suru 「妥協する」is generally applied. However, because "compromise" tends to be used as a derivative of the original meaning in the medical field it is often said among health and medical professionals and medical translators that the Japanese translation of "compromise" is not adequate. In this study, examples of "compromise" used in medical papers and bopks were collected, analyzed and translated. As a result, it was found that the meaning of "compromise" came to imply the sense "to cause the decline in the physical function or condition." Therefore, the proper Japanese translation for the English word "compromise" would be teika saseru 「低下させる」 (or yokusei suru 「抑制する」), and it is suggested that these terms be used.

An original meaning of the verb "compromise" was to be to adjust or settle an argument or difference between parties. The Japanese translation dakyou suru 「妥協する」is generally applied. However, because "compromise" tends to be used as a derivative of the original meaning in the medical field it is often said among health and medical professionals and medical translators that the Japanese translation of "compromise" is not adequate. In this study, examples of "compromise" used in medical papers and bopks were collected, analyzed and translated. As a result, it was found that the meaning of "compromise" came to imply the sense "to cause the decline in the physical function or condition." Therefore, the proper Japanese translation for the English word "compromise" would be teika saseru 「低下させる」 (or yokusei suru 「抑制する」), and it is suggested that these terms be used.

Journal

  • Bulletin of Osaka Prefectural College of Health Sciences

    Bulletin of Osaka Prefectural College of Health Sciences 7(2), 73-76, 2001

    Osaka Prefecture University

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    110000485433
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10509373
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    13416421
  • NDL Article ID
    6254895
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS7(科学技術--医学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z19-B635
  • Data Source
    NDL  NII-ELS  IR 
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