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    anathema = ανάθεμα; ή κάτι άλλο

    Just guessing .... In your above examples (this seems to fit most of the examples, anyway), "anathema to" = "prejudicial to," "deleterious to, "" inimical " ... i.e., it refers to something obnoxious, vile or "unholy" that "runs counter to" or "harms" something that is valued or good or...
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    anathema = ανάθεμα; ή κάτι άλλο

    I just came across this article from "The Word Detective" (link below) http://www.word-detective.com/2011/05/anathema/
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    anathema = ανάθεμα; ή κάτι άλλο

    Στις περισσότερες περιπτώσεις το anathema δεν σημαινει curse (μόνο σπανίως, ίσως, νομίζω). her views are anathema to me = her views are repugnant/abhorrent/detestable/despicable to me (it is not saying that her views are a curse to me). racial prejudice is anathema to me = racial prejudice is...
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    anathema = ανάθεμα; ή κάτι άλλο

    βδελυγμα;
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    atrial transport function

    I forgot that detail even though I mentioned it above in #8. I found the topic interesting, and learned something new after a quick and very superficial read. It's a closed system, so it makes sense that the atrial transport function includes the active booster pump phase (with a small atrial...
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    atrial transport function

    I knew there was an active phase where the left atrium actively contracts (the booster pump phase) and contributes another 15-30% to the left ventricular stroke volume and therefore the total cardiac output (approx. 70ml/stroke or heartbeat for a person weighing 70 kg). For some reason, I had...
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    atrial transport function

    I meant prior to the atrial "systolic"/pumping phase, of course .... (and not prior to the "pre-systolic" phase).
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    atrial transport function

    https://ikee.lib.auth.gr/record/113747/files/DIMITROULA.pdf "Λειτουργία αγωγού: "Κατά τη διάρκεια της πρώιμης φάσης πλήρωσης της αριστερής κοιλίας, μετά τη διάνοιξη της μιτροειδούς βαλβίδας, ο αριστερός κόλπος λειτουργεί ως «αγωγός» για τη "μεταφορά του αίματος": το αίμα ρέει παθητικά από τις...
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    σηκώνει πολύ νερό

    ... η συζήτηση συνεχίζει να σηκώνει και να ξανασηκώνει (αδιάντροπα και απειλητικά, θα ελεγα) το κεφάλι της, απ'ο,τι φαίνεται. ;-)
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    regimentation (σε γλωσσικό συγκείμενο)

    Τώρα που το ξανασκέφτηκα ... "γλωσσική κανονιστικότητα" is probably closer to linguistic prescriptivism (the practice of laying down norms for language usage)? "γλωσσική κανονικοποίηση" would be closer to linguistic regimentation?
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    regimentation (σε γλωσσικό συγκείμενο)

    γλωσσική κανονιστικότητα;
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    σηκώνει πολύ νερό

    I thought this thread was done and dusted. I would have said "a sea of" (or even "an ocean of" instead of "a range of") possible meanings and interpretation, in keeping with the theme of "water." ;-) But let's not plunge into a sea of discussion over this. The sea holds a lot of murky water...
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    Self-reliance στις επιχειρήσεις- Αυτάρκεια, Αυτοδυναμία του ατομου

    Αν αναφέρεται "σαν απαιτούμενη δεξιότητα στις επιχειρήσεις," μήπως παίζει και η "αυτενέργεια;" In which case, it would refer to someone who is self reliant, self motivated as well as proactive - acting on their own initiative, making their own decisions, etc... It would describe a "self...
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    livable

    Και για το "liveability score"; βαθμολογία .... ; (αξιοβίωσης; ) βαθμολογία διαβίωσης, νομίζω ειναι πιο κατάλληλο για αυτό;
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