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envergadura
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envergadura(
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behr
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gah
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doo
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (distance between wings)
a. wingspan
La envergadura de este avión es superior a la media.The wingspan of this aircraft is higher than the average.
2. (extent)
a. magnitude
El problema ha alcanzado tal envergadura que no podemos afrontarlo.The problem has reached such a magnitude that we are unable to deal with it.
b. importance
No se puede sobreestimar la envergadura de esta decisión.We cannot overestimate the importance of this decision.
c. scope
La envergadura de las obras que realizaremos en la casa es enorme.The scope of the repairs we have to do in the house is quite large.
3. (nautical)
a. breadth
El barco era más rápido por su mayor envergadura.The ship was faster because of its greater breadth.
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envergadura
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (importancia)
a. size, extent
2. (complejidad)
a. complexity
una reforma de gran envergaduraa wide-ranging reform
3. (de ave, avión)
a. wingspan
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envergadura
1 (importancia) importance
el edificio sufrió daños de cierta envergadura the building suffered considerable o substantial damage; un programa de gran envergadura a wide-ranging programme; a programme of considerable scope; una operación de cierta envergadura an operation of some magnitude o size; la obra es de envergadura the plan is ambitious
un maestro de envergadura, el profesor Talón la primera productora de discos de cierta envergadura montada por gente de color desató un escándalo político de tal envergadura que.. un pensamiento político de insólita envergadura y densidad
2 (tamaño) scope; magnitude
3 (extensión) (gen) expanse; spread; (Náutica) breadth; beam; (Aeronáutica) (Ornitología) wingspan; [de boxeador] reach
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