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Pandit, Vijay. 1979. "Misleading" words in scientific translation from Russian into English. Babel 25 (3) : 148–151.
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When translating technical material from Russian into English one frequently comes across borrowed terms or terms of international usage. The present article deals with the category of terms which may either be exactly the same or closely related to their English counterpart in writing but may have an entirely different meaning with which the translator may be familiar. In this paper, an attempt has been made to discusses in detail "misleading" terms included in this category, For the explanation of those terms an analysis was made of the context in which such words appear. Various examples are presented to show their different usage.
Source : Based on P. Van Mulken