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May 2011[edit]

A[edit]

The following GEMET words [1] (just the ones starting with "A") seem to be multi-word expressions whose meaning is the sum of the parts. None of them are listed in Wiktionary. A few of them with a "?", I was uncertain of. Unless there is an objection, they will all be deleted in a week. If there are any that you think should be kept, move them below and comment. --InfoCan 20:20, 10 April 2012 (CEST)

ok (translations are not all the same concept anyway) --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
Ok (there are translations for "access", other for "liberty of access to information") --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
delete "acid deposition", but keep "acid rain", it has also an article in Wiktionary http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/acid_rain and in Wikipedia, and it has a specific meaning. --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
hmm not sure --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
delete, I agree it looks like soundproofing, which we already have. --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
keep, at least because of German --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
ok --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
keep (has an article on Wiktionary http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/action_group , and has some non-intuitive translations such as German, and the meaning is not straightforward from its parts)
keep, it has a specific meaning (namely that of employment, it's not just a population that does fitness every morning) --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
I basically agree (sum of the parts can be deleted).
Could you maybe please just wait that I am back from holidays (in 2-3 weeks), so that I can check each expression individually? --Kip 20:57, 10 April 2012 (CEST)
Certainly, no problem. --InfoCan 16:12, 11 April 2012 (CEST)

Discussion about sum of parts[edit]

I'd like to offer an alternative criterium. If any of the DM's has at least one expression that is only word, I think we should keep it. Just because many languages require multiple words to describe a concept, doesn't mean we should not recognize it as a concept. Maybe this rule shouldn't apply to agglutinative languages like Finnish or Hungarian, as they tend to have crazy long words, but the first one (abandoned industrial site) has a couple of German descriptions that sound perfectly acceptable to me. László 21:09, 10 April 2012 (CEST)
I agree that if any of the DM's has at least one expression that is only word then that DM should not be deleted. However the Syntranses of that DM that are SoP (sum of the parts) expressions should be removed from that DM. I created a new section below called "To be kept after removal of sum-of-part SynTranses" and moved the example you gave ("abandoned industrial site") to there. --InfoCan 16:12, 11 April 2012 (CEST)
No I think in that case, we should keep all the translations, because translations are useful in that case, even if they are sum of parts. --Kip 19:40, 8 May 2012 (CEST)
But then you would be combining two types of expression in the same database field: 1) those whose DM is not a proper dictionary definition (because it is sum-of-parts) but "useful" from a translator's point of view, and 2) those that are proper dictionary definitions. I don't think that's a good idea. Perhaps you should split the "SynTrans" entity into two separate entities: 1) "Expressions" (which can be in any language) would correspond to expressions having a proper definition (no circularity, no SoP), and 2) "Translations" (which can be in any language as well), expressions that would be used by translators if they had to convey that sense in a given language even if that language did not have an expression for it. --InfoCan 16:18, 9 May 2012 (CEST)
I see your point, but personally, I am not too shocked by mixing 1) and 2) (as long as we avoid periphrases, because periphrases are in fact definitions). Translations is what gave the idea of OmegaWiki in the first place ok, this one is not a real argument.
Also, at the moment, I don't see how to introduce the distinction between 1) and 2) without complexifying too much the interface (and without having many people not understanding the difference, in the same way that many people did not understand what "identical meaning" actually was for). Furthermore, as we have discussed in other DMs, the distinction between 1) and 2) is sometimes very fuzzy, it would be the source of many discussions.
also, a bit of programming would be needed... --Kip 17:34, 9 May 2012 (CEST)
Aaah, why can't perfection be reached instantaneously? :-) Oh well, I can live with coming 90% closer to it for this time. I hope someone else will bring up this issue again in the future... --InfoCan 18:09, 9 May 2012 (CEST)
I want to come back to the argument that if a two-word expression whose meaning is clearly sum-of-parts in one language, but has a translation in another language that is one word, then the DM should be kept in OmegaWiki. Look at the example of Expression:beverage_industry, which clearly has a sum-of-parts meaning. Its translation in Danish is 'drikkevareindustrien', in Dutch is 'drankenindustrie' and in German is 'Getränkeindustrie'. I don't speak these languages but it seems to me that these words are made by combining each language's words for 'beverage', and 'industry'. This seems no different from the method in English of creating the expression 'beverage industry' from the words 'beverage' and 'industry', except that no space is used in the combination. So, the absence of a space in such construction should not be a criterion for inclusion in the dictionary. If inflections are not to be made headwords in OmegaWiki because they are considered trivial, then such trivial composite words should not be either. A user searching for the Dutch word 'drankenindustrie' should be presented with the nearest words in the dictionary, which in this case would be the Dutch word 'drank'. This would be no different from the case of somebody searching for 'beverage industry' and, because this expression is absent, being shown the nearest words, which would include 'beverage'. --InfoCan 18:35, 24 May 2012 (CEST)
I just saw that the English Wiktionary had a recent discussion on this topic [2]. --InfoCan 19:00, 24 May 2012 (CEST)
Yes, you are right, the German word "Getränkeindustrie" would also be considered as a sum of part. However, in the first mentioned example, abandoned industrial site, the German translation do not look to me as sum of parts (to be confirmed by a native speaker, as I wrote below). --Kip 20:10, 24 May 2012 (CEST)

To be kept:

To be kept after removal of SoP terms:

Keep because of German, but to be confirmed by a native German speaker.

B-C[edit]

background level * background noise * background radiation * balance of matter * bank protection * barrier beach * barrier reef * baseline monitoring * basic food requirement * bastardisation of fauna * bastardisation of flora * bathing freshwater * bathing seawater * bathing water * beach cleansing * beef cattle * behaviour pattern * behavioural science * beneficial organism * benthic division * benthic ecosystem * beverage industry * bibliographic information * bibliographic information system * bilateral convention * bilge oil * bilge water * bilge-water * bioconcentration factor * biogeochemical cycle * biogeographical region * biological analysis * biological attribute * biological cycle * biological effect * biological engineering * biological indicator * biological monitoring * biological nitrogen fixation * biological pest control * biological production * biological test * biological waste treatment * biological wastewater treatment * biological water balance * biological weapon * biotic factor * biotic index * biotope network * biotope protection * bird species * bituminous sand * black coal * bleaching agent * bleaching clay * botanical conservatory * boundary crossing * boundary layer * brackish water * breeding bird * breeding technique * brewing industry * broad-leaved tree * brominated biphenyl * bleaching process * bubble policy * budget policy * building area * building component * building destruction * building industry * building land * building material * building permit * building planning * building related illness * building restoration * building service * building site * building technology * building waste * built drainage system * built environment * built-up area * bulb cultivation * bulky waste * bush clearing * business activity * business economics * business organisation * business policy * calcium content * calculation method * canal lock * cancer risk * car park * car tyre * car wreck * car-free zone * carbon dioxide tax * carbon tax * carcinogenicity test * cardiovascular disease * cardiovascular system * catch yield * catchment area * cause for concern principle * cause of the accident * cause-effect relation * CD-ROM search service * census survey * central government * ceramics industry * chain management * chemical addition * chemical analysis * chemical composition * chemical corrosivity * chemical decontamination * chemical degradation * chemical fertiliser * chemical installation * chemical oceanography * chemical oxygen demand * chemical plant * chemical process * chemical reduction * chemical treatment * chemical waste * chimney height * chlorinated hydrocarbon * cinematographic film * circular mail * citizen initiative * citizen rights * city centre * city planning * civil air traffic * civilian protection * claim for restitution * class action suits law * clean air area * clean air car * clean technology * cleansing department * climate protection * climate type * climatic alteration * climatic change * climatic effect * climatic experiment * climatic factor * climatic zone * climbing plant * clinical symptom * clinical waste * closing down of firm * co-operation policy * co-operation principle * coal gasification * coal industry * coal liquefaction * coal mining * coal refining * coal technology * coal-fired power plant * coast protection * coastal area * coastal development * coastal erosion * coastal fishing * coastal management * coastal pollution * coastal water * coastal zone planning * coliform bacterium * colloidal state * colour composition * combination effect * combined cycle-power station * combined sewer system * combined transport * combined waste water * combustion gas * combustion residue * commercial fishery * commercial law * commercial noise * commercial traffic * commercial transaction * commercial vehicle * common agreement * communications policy * communications system * Community budget * community facility * Community finance * Community law * Community ruling * community-pays principle * commuter traffic * company policy * company structure * comparative law * comparative test * compensation for damage * compensatory tax * competition law * competitive examination * complex formation * complexing agent * composition of population * compression ignition engine * compression-ignition engine * concept of environment * coniferous forest * coniferous tree * coniferous wood * conservation of monuments * conservation of species * conservation policy * constitutional law * construction equipment * construction noise * construction policy * construction work * consumer behaviour * consumer goods * consumer group * consumer information * consumer product * consumer protection * consumption pattern * contaminated area * contaminated soil * continuous load * contract cleaner * controlled burning * controlling authority * cooling water * coppice with standards * coral reef lagoon * corrosion inhibitor * cosmetic industry * cosmic radiation * cost increase * cost reduction * country lodge * court of justice * Court of Justice of the European Communities * credit assistance * creeping dose * criminal law * criminal law procedure * criminal liability * crisis management * critical level * critical load * crop production * crop protection * crop treatment * crop waste * crossing place * cultivated plant * cultivation method * cultivation system * cultural facility * cultural heritage * customs tariff


To be kept:

To be kept after removal of SoP composites:

D[edit]

dairy industry * dam draining * damage assessment * damage from military manoeuvres * damage insurance * damage prevention * dangerous goods * dangerous goods regulation * dangerous materials transport * data exchange * data processing system * data protection * data recording technique * decay product * deciduous forest * deciduous tree * deciduous wood * declaration of public utility * deep sea fishing * deep sea mining * degradation of the environment * degradation product * dehydrated sludge * demesnial water * demographic evolution * demolition waste * denitrification of waste gas * desert climate * desk study * destination of transport * desulphurisation of fuel * determination method * developed country * developing country * development aid * development area * development co-operation * development plan * development planning * direct discharger * disabled person * disaster area * disaster cleanup operation * disaster contingency plan * disaster control service * disaster preparedness * disaster prevention * disaster relief * disaster zone * discharge regime * dispatch note * dispersion calculation * displaced person * disposal of warfare materials * dissolved organic carbon * dissolved oxygen * distilling industry * distribution area * distributive trade * district heating * district heating plant * disused military site * document lending * document type * documentary film * documentary system * documentation centre * domestic appliance * domestic fuel oil * domestic noise * domestic trade * domestic waste * domestic waste water * domesticated animal * dose-effect relationship * dose-response relationship * draft legislation * drainage system * drainage water * dredged material * drift net fishing * drilling installation * drinking alcohol * drinking water protection area * drinking water supply * drinking water treatment * drought control * dry deposition * dry farming * dry lawn * dual economy * duration of sunshine * dust removal * dyke reinforcement

E[edit]

early warning system * Earth's crust * Earth-Sun relationship * East-West trade * EC Council of Ministers * EC directive * EC directive on biocides * EC directive on packaging * EC directive on water protection * EC ecolabel * EC regulation * eco-balance * eco-paediatrics * ecocatastrophe * ecological adaptation * ecological balance * ecological inequality * ecological niche * ecologist movement * economic analysis * economic competition * economic development * economic forecasting * economic geography * economic growth * economic instrument * economic plan * economic planning * economic policy * economic region * economic science * economic sector * economic structure * economic system * economic theory * economic trend * economic viability * economic zoning * economical-ecological efficiency * ecosystem degradation * edible fat * education policy * educational institution * educational path * educational planning * educational system * efficiency criterion * efficiency level * environmental impact assessment * elderly person * electric battery * electric line * electric power * electric power generating plant * electric power line * electric power plant * electric power supply * electric power transmission * electric vehicle * electrical conductivity * electrical goods industry * electrical industry * electricity company * electricity consumption * electricity generation * electricity generation cost * electricity supply industry * electronic information network * electronic scrap * electronic scrap regulation * electrotechnical industry * emergency lodging * emergency plan * emergency relief * emergency relief measure * emergency shelter * emigrant bird * emission control * emission data * emission factor * emission forecast * emission reduction * emission register * emission situation * emission source * emission standard * employment level effect * employment market * employment structure * EMS * endangered animal species * endangered plant species * endangered species * endemic species * energy balance * energy cell * energy conservation * energy consumption * energy conversion * energy demand * energy dissipation * energy distribution system * energy economics * energy efficiency * energy industry * energy management * energy market * energy policy * energy process * energy production * energy recovery * energy resource * energy saving * energy source * energy source material * energy supply * energy technology * environmental accident * environmental assessment * environmental auditing * environmental awareness * environmental balance * environmental change * environmental chemistry * environmental citizenship * environmental compatibility * environmental conservation * environmental contingency planning * environmental control * environmental cost * environmental crime * environmental crime * environmental criminal law * environmental criminality * environmental criterion * environmental culture * environmental damage * environmental economics * environmental education * environmental engineering * environmental enterprise * environmental ethics * environmental fund * environmental history * environmental impact * environmental impact assessment * environmental impact study * environmental index * environmental indicator * environmental industry * environmental informatics * environmental information network * environmental investment * environmental legislation * environmental legislation on agriculture * environmental legislative process * environmental liability * environmental licence * environmental medicine * environmental monitoring * environmental noise * environmental occupation * environmental perception * environmental planning * environmental policy * environmental pollution * environmental programme * environmental protection * environmental protection association * environmental protection cost * environmental protection regulation * environmental protection technology * environmental psychology * environmental quality * environmental quality criterion * environmental quality standard * environmental report * environmental research * environmental risk * environmental risk assessment * environmental science * environmental security * environmental specimen bank * environmental subsidy * environmental tax * environmental terminology * environmental vandalism * environmental warfare * environmentally friendly product * environmentally unfriendly firm * equatorial climate * equipment plan * equivalent dose * erosion control * estate rental * estuarine biology * estuarine oceanography * estuary pollution * etching substance * EU Council * European Communities * European Environment Agency * European Environmental Council * European Monetary Fund * European Monetary System * European standard * excavated hole * excavation heap * excavation side * excavation site * exceptional tax * exchange policy * exhaust device * exhaust gas * existing chemical substance * export licence * export of hazardous wastes * exposure-response relationship

F[edit]

factor market ? * faecal bacterium * fallow area * fallow land * farm animal * farm machinery * farm price * farm production * federal authority * feeling for nature * field damage * field experiment * field study * filling material * filter cake * final storage * financial aid * financial assistance * financial compensation * financial contribution * financial fund * financial management * financial market * fine dust * fire precaution * fire protection * fire safety requirement * fish disease * fish farming * fireproofing agent * fish population * fish stock * fisheries structure * fishing ground * fishing industry * fishing law * fishing licence * fishing preserve * fishing vessel * flag of convenience * flammable product * flood control * flood forecast * flood protection * flood runoff * flora restoration * flow field * flowing water * f luvial resource * foaming agent * fodder plant * folk tradition * food colourant * food commerce * food contamination * food hygiene * food industry * food irradiation * food pollutant * food preservation * food processing industry * food production * food quality * food requirement * food science * food technology * forage contamination * forage crop * foreign trade * forest damage * forest deterioration * forest ecology * forest ecosystem * forest exploitation * forest fire * forest industry * forest management * forest pest * forest policy * forest protection * forest reserve * forest resource * forestry economics * forestry law * forestry legislation * forestry practice * form of government * forwarding agent * fouling growth * framework legislation * free movement of capital * freight transport * French formal garden * freshwater ecosystem * freshwater organism * freshwater pollution * freshwater resource * fruit cultivation * fruit tree * fuel consumption * fuel oil * fuel wood * functional substance

G[edit]

gallinaceous birds * garbage collection * garbage dump * garden waste * gas company * gas engine * gas liquefaction * gas mixture * gas network * gas pipeline * gas powered plant * gas purification * gas reservoir * gas supply * gaseous state * gasoline engine * GEMET Environmental Thesaurus Relation Types * general chemistry * general education * genetic diversity * genetic effect * genetic engineering legislation * genetic information * genetic resource * genetic variation * genetically modified organism * geological disaster * geometric correction * geothermal energy * GIS digital format * GIS digital system * GIS digital technique * GIS laboratory * glass industry * global aspect * global convention * global model * goods and services * government advisory body * government building * government contracting * government debt * government liability * government policy * graminaceous plants * grass fire * grassland ecosystem * gravel extraction * gravel pit * greenhouse cultivation * groundwater extraction * groundwater pollution * groundwater protection * groundwater quality * group behaviour

H[edit]

halogenated biphenyl * halogenated compound * halogenated hydrocarbon * halogenated phenol * halogenated terphenyl * handicraft business * harmonisation of law * hazard area * hazardous waste dump * health care profession * health facility * health legislation * health regulation * health service * hearing acuity * hearing impairment * hearing procedure * hearing protection * heat and power station * heat storage * heat supply * heating plant * heavy goods vehicle traffic * heterocyclic compound * high mountain * high voltage line * high-speed railway * high-speed train * highland ecosystem * hiking trail * historic centre * historical monument * historical research * historical site * home garden * hospital waste * hot water * hotel industry * household chemical * household expenditure * household goods * housing density * housing improvement * housing programme * housing quality standard * human biology * human body * human disease * human ecology * human habitat * human health * human migration * human pathology * human physiology * human population * human right * human science * human settlement * human-made disaster * humanitarian aid * hunting licence * hunting reserve * hydraulic construction * hydrocarbon storage tank * hydroelectric power plant * hydrographic basin * hydrographic network * hydrologic balance * hydrologic cycle * hydrologic disaster * hydrologic flow

I[edit]

image classification * image enhancement * image filtering * image processing * image processing digital system * image registration * IMCO code * immission control * immission control law * immission damage * immission forecast * immission limit * immission load * immunological disease * impact assessment * impact minimisation * import licence * impregnating agent * impulsive noise * incentive fund * incentive tax * incineration of waste * incineration residue * indefinite legal concept * indexing of documentation * indicator of environmental quality * indigenous forest * indigenous knowledge * indirect discharger * indoor environment * industrial area * industrial crop * industrial economics * industrial effluent * industrial emission * industrial fume * industrial installation * industrial legislation * industrial manufacturing * industrial medicine * industrial noise * industrial plant * industrial plant * industrial process * industrial production * industrial production statistics * industrial property right * industrial safety * industrial site * industrial sludge * industrial society * industrial structure * industrial waste * industrial waste gas * industrial waste water * industrial wasteland * inert waste * infant mortality * infectious agent * infectious disease * infestation of crops * inflammable substance * information clearing-house * information exchange * information infrastructure * information network * information processing * information science * information service * information source * information technology industry * information transfer * initial training * inland fishery * inland navigation * inland water * inland waterways transport * inorganic fertiliser * insoluble substance * inspection service * installation optimisation * installation restoration * insulating material * insurance company * insurance coverage * intensive animal husbandry * intensive farming * inter-library loan * interaction of pesticides * interchange of electronic data * interdisciplinary research * interest group * interlaboratory comparison * intermediate goods * intermediate product * intermittent noise * internal European market * internal migration * internalisation of external costs * international agreement * international assistance * international balance * international co-operation * international competitiveness * international conflict * international convention * international distribution * international economic law * international harmonisation * international law * international organisation * international politics * international safety * international standardisation * international trade * international transaction * international watercourse * internet search service * Internet access provider * Internet service provider * interplanetary space * interpretation method * intervention fund * ionising radiation * iron industry * iron scrap * ironwork industry * irrigation canal * irrigation farming * irrigation system * island ecosystem * ISO standard

J-L[edit]

joint debtor * judicial assistance * judicial body * judiciary rule * juridical act * laboratory experiment * laboratory research * laboratory technique * laboratory techniques * laboratory test * laboratory waste * labour law * lake basin * lake pollution * land access * land and property register * land clearing * land conservation * land consolidation * land cover * land development * land ecology * land mammal * land occupation * land planning * land pollution * land reclamation * land restoration * land setup * land tax * land transportation * land use * land use classification * land use plan * land use planning * land use regime * land value * landfill base sealing * landfill covering * landfill degasification * landfill leachate * landscape alteration * landscape architecture * landscape conservation * landscape ecology * landscape management * landscape planning * landscape protection * landscape protection area * landscape utilisation * law amendment * law branch * law draft * law enforcement * law relating to prisons * lead compound * lead contamination * lead level in blood * leather industry * legal basis * legal procedure * legal regulation * legal remedy * legal text * legally protected right * legislation on pollution * legislative authority * legislative competence * legislative information * legislative procedure * legislative process * leisure activity * leisure centre * leisure time * level of education * liability legislation * library service * licencing obligation * licencing procedure * life-cycle management * Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation * lignite mining * line source * line-fishing * linear source of sound * liner material * lipophilic substance * liquefied gas * liquid manure * liquid petroleum * liquid state * literature data bank * literature evaluation * literature study * livestock breeding * livestock farming * living condition * living environment * living space * load bearing capacity * local authority * local development * local finance * local government * local government policy * local heat supply * local passenger service * local recreation * local traffic * location of industries * long-distance traffic * long-term effect * long-term experiment * long-term forecasting * long-term trend * loss of biotope * low flow * low-cost housing * low-level flight * low-level technology

M[edit]

machine manufacture * macroeconomic goal * major accident * major risk * major risk installation * man-made climate change * man-nature relationship * management accounting * management contract * management plan * management technique * mangrove swamp * manufacturing trade * mapping of lichens * marginal land * marine ecology * marine ecosystem * marine engineering * marine environment * marine fauna * marine fishery * marine geology * marine mammal * marine mammal * marine monitoring * marine organism * marine park * marine pollution * marine reserve * marine sediment * marital status * maritime law * maritime navigation * maritime transport * market form * market study * material life cycle * materials technology * mathematical method * maximum admissible concentration * maximum immission concentration * means of communication * measuring instrument * mechanical vibration * medical science * medical waste * medicinal plant * Mediterranean climate * Mediterranean forest * Mediterranean Sea * Mediterranean wood * merchant shipping * mercury contamination * metal finishing * metal oxide * metal plating * metal products industry * metal smelting * metal waste * metallic mineral * metallurgical industry * meteorological disaster * meteorological forecasting * meteorological parameter * meteorological phenomenon * meteorological research * methane series * microbiological analysis * microclimate effect * microsystem electronics * migrant labour * migratory bird * migratory fish * migratory species * military air traffic * military camp * military equipment * military zone * mine filling * mineral conditioner * mineral deposit * mineral extraction * mineral fibre * mineral industry * mineral matter * mineral oil * mineral resource * mineral waste * minimisation of damage * mining district * mining engineering * mining geology * mining industry * mining law * mining regulation * mining waste * ministerial decree * ministry building * mitigation measure * mixed farming * mixed forest * mixed use area * mixed woodland * mode of transportation * monetary assessment * monetary economics * monetary relations * monitoring data * monitoring network * monitoring station * monitoring system * monitoring technique * moral persuasion * motor fuel * motor vehicle * motor vehicle industry * mountain climate * mountain ecosystem * mountain forest * mountain range * mountain refuge * mountain resort * mountainous area * multilateral agreement * multimedia technology * multispectral scanner * municipal cleansing * municipal cleansing service * municipal law * municipal level * muscular system * mussel farming * mutagenic substance * mutagenicity testing

N[edit]

national accounting * national boundary * national debt * national economic costs * national economy * national fishing reserve * national legislation * national park * national planning * natural area * natural area * natural disaster * natural fertiliser * natural fibre * natural forest * natural gas exploration * natural gas extraction * natural hazard * natural heritage * natural independence law * natural monument * natural park * natural radioactivity * natural regeneration * natural resource * natural resource conservation * natural risk * natural scenery * natural stone * nature conservation * nature conservation legislation * nature conservation policy * nature conservation programme * nature protection * navigational hazard * neighbourhood noise * nesting area * net resource depletion * new community * new installation * new town * nitro compound * nitrogenous fertiliser * noise abatement * noise analysis * noise barrier * noise control * noise disturbance * noise emission * noise emission levy * noise immission * noise legislation * noise level * noise measurement * noise monitoring * noise pollutant * noise pollution * noise pollution * noise protection * noise reduction * noise spectrum * noise-free technology * non-conventional energy * non-demesnial water * non-durable goods * non-ferrous metal * non-ferrous metal industry * non-governmental organisation * non-ionising radiation * non-metallic mineral * non-polluting fuel * non-renewable resource * non-returnable container * non-volatile substance * novel food * nuclear accident * nuclear debate * nuclear explosion * nuclear facility * nuclear fuel element * nuclear hazard * nuclear research centre * nuclear safety * nursery garden * nutrient balance * nutrient content * nutrient cycle * nutrient medium * nutrient removal * nutritive value of food

O[edit]

obligation to label * observation satellite * occupational disease * occupational group * occupational health * occupational medicine * occupational safety * occupational safety regulation * occupational status * ocean circulation * ocean current * ocean dumping * ocean floor * ocean outfall * ocean surface wave * ocean temperature * odour nuisance * official hearing * offshore oil drilling * oil and fat industry * oil binding agent * oil disaster * oil drilling * oil exploration * oil extraction * oil pipeline * oil pollution * oil production (chain) * oil recovery vessel * oil refining * oil slick * oil spill * oil spill * oil tanker * old hazardous site * olfactory pollution * olive oil mill wastewater * on-line service * open lawn * open-pit mining * opencast mining * organic carbon * organic nitrogen * organic solvent * organic substance * organic waste * organisation of teaching * organisation of work * organochlorine compound * organohalogen compound * organoleptic property * organometallic compound * organonitrogen compound * organooxygen compound * organophosphorous compound * organosilicon compound * organosulphur compound * organotin compound * overhead power line * oxidisable material * oxidising agent * oxygen content * oyster farming * ozone depletion potential *

P[edit]

packaging waste * packing industry * paint room * paint shop * painting business * paper industry * parking provision * parliamentary debate * parliamentary report * partially halogenated chlorofluorohydrocarbon * particle separator * passenger transport * pathogenic organism * pattern recognition * pay policy * PBB * peat extraction * pedestrian area * pedestrian zone * pedestrianised zone * permissible exposure limit * personal responsibility * pest control * pest infestation * pesticide pathway * petition right * petrochemical industry * petrol engine * petroleum consumption * petroleum geology * petroleum industry * pH-value ? * pharmaceutical industry * pharmaceutical waste * phosphate removal * phosphate substitute * phosphatic fertiliser * photochemical agent * photochemical effect * photochemical oxidant * photochemical product * photochemical reaction * photochemical smog * physical alteration * physical oceanography ? * physical planning * physical science * physical treatment * planetary wind * planning law * planning measure * planning permission * plant biology * plant breeding * plant community * plant disease * plant eater * plant ecology * plant genetics * plant heritage * plant life * plant nursery * plant physiology * plant population * plant protection * plant protection product * plant reproduction * plant selection * plant species * plant textile fibre * plant trade * plasma technology * plastic waste * plumbing equipment * plumbing fixtures * polar ecosystem * polar region * police law * policy planning * political doctrine * political ecology * political geography * political organisation * political power * pollutant absorption * pollutant accumulation * pollutant analysis * pollutant concentration * pollutant degradation * pollutant emission * pollutant evolution * pollutant exposure * pollutant flow * pollutant formation * pollutant level * pollutant load * pollutant reduction * polluted matter * polluter-pays principle * pollution abatement equipment * pollution control * pollution control investment * pollution control regulation * pollution control technology * pollution indicator * pollution insurance * pollution liability * pollution load * pollution measurement * pollution sink * polybrominated biphenyl * polychlorinated biphenyl * polychlorinated dibenzofuran * polychlorinated terphenyl * population distribution * population dynamics * population ecology * population growth * population movement * population structure * population trend * potassium fertiliser * power company * power line * power station * power station derating * power-heat relation * precautionary principle * precipitation enhancement * precision engineering * prefabricated building * preliminary proceedings * prescription statutory limitation * preservation of evidence * pressure equipment * prevention measure * prevention of forest fires * prices policy * primary energy consumption * primary forest * primary sector * primary treatment * principle of sustainability * printing industry * printing work * private car * private forest * private household * private international law * private law * private transport * process analysis * process technology * process water * processed foodstuff * producer liability * product advertising * product comparison * product evaluation * product identification * product information * product liability * product life cycle * product standard * production policy * productivity trend * progress line * project design * promotion of trade and industry * propagation process * property protection * property tax * propulsion technique * protected area * protected landscape * protection of species * protection system * protective measure * protein * protocol * protocol * protozoan * provender * province * provincial authority * pruning * psychology * psychosomatic effect * psychosomatic illness * public * public action * public awareness campaign * public bath * public building * public debt * public expenditure * public facility * public hearing * public inquiry * public institution * public institution of administrative nature * public international law * public law * public opinion * public opinion polling * public park * public participation * public procurement * public prosecutor's office * public transport vehicle * public utility * public-private partnership * pulmonary disease * pulp industry * pure alcohol * purification plant * purification through the soil * purifying power *

Q,R[edit]

quality certification * quality objective * radiation damage * radiation dose * radiation effect * radiation exposure * radiation monitoring * radiation protection * radiation protection law * radioactive contamination * radioactive decontamination * radioactive dumping * radioactive pollutant * radioactive substance * railway network * rain water sewer system * random test * rapid test * rapid transit train * rare species * raw material consumption * raw material securing * raw water * reactor safety * recombinant DNA technology * recovery of landscape * recyclable material * recyclable plastic * recycled material * recycled paper * reference service * referral information system * refuse collection vehicle * refuse shredder * refuse-sludge compost * regional authority * regional authority * regional convention * regional development * regional natural park * regional plan * regional planning * regional regulation * regional statistics * regional structure * registration obligation * registration proceeding * regulatory control * remote sensing centre * renewable raw material * replacement cost * report to the minister * reporting process * reproductive manipulation * rescue service * rescue system * research centre * research project * residential building * residual amount of water * residual pesticide * residual risk * residual waste * residual waste sludge * residue recycling * resource allotment * resource appraisal * resource conservation * resource exploitation * resources management * respiratory disease * respiratory protection apparatus * resting form * restoration measure * restriction of production * restriction on competition * restriction on use * restrictive trade practice * retail trade * retaining reservoir * retarding basin * retrofitting of old plants * returnable container * reusable container * right of property * right to compensation * right to information * rights of nature * riparian zone * risk analysis * risk assessment * risk communication * risk exposure * risk exposure plan * risk management * risk perception * risk reduction * risk-benefit analysis * river channelling * river management * river pollution * river transport * river water * riverside vegetation * road maintenance * road network * road safety * road salt * road setting * road traffic * road traffic engineering * road transport * rock mechanics * rock salt mining * rolling noise * root crop * root vegetable * round robin test * route planning * rubber processing * rubber processing industry * rubber waste * rubbish dump * running wild * rural population *

S[edit]

safety analysis * safety measure * safety rule * safety standard * safety study * safety system * saline water * salt content * salt meadow * salt plug * salt steppe * sampling technique * sand dune fixation * sand extraction * sand flat * sand pit * sanitary fitting * satellite account * satellite image * scene identification * school life * school teaching * scientific committee * scientific ecology * scientific policy * scientific research * scoping procedure * scrap material * scrap material market * scrap material price * scrap metal * scrap motorcar * scrap tyre * scrap vehicle * sea bottom * sea circulation * sea floor * sea grass bed * sea level rise * sea level rise * sea outfall * sea resource * sea water desalination * sea wave * seaside resort * seasonal migration * seasonal variation * second-hand goods * secondary biotope * secondary sector * security of installations * sediment mobilisation * sediment transport * sedimentary basin * sedimentation basin * seepage water * seismic activity * seismic analysis * seismic engineering * seismic monitoring * seizure of profits * self-help programme * semi-liquid manure * semimanufactured product * sensitivity analysis * separate sewer system * separator of light liquids * service area * settlement concentration * settling tank * sewage farm * sewage sludge * sewage spreading prohibition * sewerage system * shelled mollusc * shellfish farming * shielding device * shifting cultivation * ship garbage * shipping accident * sick building syndrome * single family dwelling * site protection * site rehabilitation * site selection * size of business * skyline destruction * slash and burn culture * slaughterhouse waste * sludge digestion * sludge incineration * sludge settling pond * sludge stabilisation * sludge treatment * small power station * small-scale inducer * smog warning * social behaviour * social condition * social development * social differentiation * social dynamics * social economics * social facility * social framework * social indicator * social inequality * social medicine * social movement * social participation * social policy * social problem * social protection * social psychology * social relief * social science * social service * social structure * social survey * social system * social welfare * social-minded behaviour * socio-cultural group * socioeconomic factor * soil acidification * soil analysis * soil biology * soil capability * soil chemistry * soil compaction * soil condition * soil conservation * soil conservation legislation * soil contamination * soil damage * soil decontamination * soil erosion * soil fertilisation * soil fertility * soil formation * soil function * soil improvement * soil layer * soil leaching * soil loading * soil map * soil mechanics * soil mineralogy * soil moisture * soil moisture regime * soil organism * soil pollutant * soil pollution * soil process * soil profile * soil quality * soil salination * soil salinity * soil science * soil settling * soil stabilisation * soil subsidence * soil surface sealing * soil texture * soil type * soil use * soil use regime * soil water * solar heating * solar power station * solar radiation * solid matter * solid particle * sound emission * sound immission * sound insulation material * sound level * sound measurement * sound pressure level * sound propagation * sound transmission * space policy * space research * space transportation * space travel * space waste * spasmodic croup * spatial mobility * spawning ground * special authorisation * special industrial waste * special law * special waste * speciality chemical * species conservation programme * species impoverishment * sports facility * sprayed asbestos * squatter settlement * stabilisation lagoon * standard for building industry * state forest * statistical information system * statistical series * status of development * statutory declaration * statutory public body * statutory text * steam generator * steel industry * stock management * storage dam * storm damage * storm water basin * stratospheric ozone depletion * stream measurement * street cleaning * strength of materials * structural adjustment program * structure plan * structure-activity relationship * structure-borne noise * sub-national boundary * submarine morphology * subsidiary principle * subsoil drainage * substitution of halogenated compounds * substitution of phosphate * substrate cultivation * subtropical ecosystem * sudden load * sugar industry * sulphur concentration * supervised image classification * supervisory body * surface active compound * surface runoff * surface treatment * surface water * surgical waste * suspended matter * sustainable development indicator * synthetic detergent * synthetic material * synthetic textile fibre * systems comparison

T[edit]

tailings pond * taking of evidence * tar production * target group * target setting * tax on capital * tax on consumption * taxation policy * technical information * technical instruction * technical regulation * technology assessment * temperate forest * temperate woodland * temporary shelter * temporary storage * terraced garden * terraced landscape * terrestrial area * territorial community * territorial government * territorial policy * tertiary processed food * tertiary sector * tertiary sector * tertiary treatment * test animal * test organism * testing of materials * textile industry * textile plant * theory of money * theory of the welfare state * thermal energy * thermal insulation * thermal pollution * thermal power plant * thermal sea power * thermal treatment * thermal water * thermoselect process * tidal power station * tidal water * timber forest * timber industry * timber producing chain * total organic carbon * total parameter * tourist facility * touristic zone * town square * toxic effect * toxic metal * toxicological assessment * toxicological testing * trace material * tracking plan * trade activity * trade barrier * trade policy * trade restriction * trade waste * tradeable permit * traditional architecture * traditional culture * traditional health care * traffic accident * traffic congestion * traffic control * traffic engineering * traffic infrastructure * traffic monitoring * traffic noise * traffic noise control * traffic on water * traffic regulation * training centre * transitional arrangement * transitional settlement * transport cost * transport law * transport planning * transport system * transportation business * transportation by pipeline * transportation mean * transportation policy * travel cost * treatment of gases * tree planting * trickling filter * trinity of principles * trophic ecology * trophic level * tropical climate * tropical ecosystem * tropical forest * tropical forest ecosystem * tropical plant * tropical rain forest * tropical rainforest * tropospheric ozone * type of business * type of claim * type of tenure

U, V[edit]

underground disposal * underground dump * underground quarry * underground railway * underground storage * underground train * underprivileged people * undertaking business * underwater outlet * unleaded gasoline * unleaded petrol * unsupervised image classification * urban area * urban concentration * urban decay * urban design * urban development * urban drift * urban ecology * urban ecology charter * urban facility * urban landscape * urban green * urban management * urban noise * urban planning * urban planning * urban policy * urban population * urban renewal * urban sanitation * urban sprawl * urban stress * urban study * urban traffic * urban water supply * utilisation of calorific value * utilisation of pesticides * vapour recovery system * vegetable cultivation * vegetable oil * vegetation cover * vegetation level * vegetation type * vehicle inspection * vernacular architecture * veterinary medicine * vocational training * volatile organic compound * volatile substance * volcanic eruption * voluntary work

W[edit]

Wadden Sea (minor geographic name - where do we draw the line for inclusion?) * wage system * warm-blooded animal * warning plan * warning system * waste air * waste analysis * waste balance * waste charge * waste classification * waste collection * waste collection at source * waste composition * waste degasification * waste disposal charge * waste exchange * waste export * waste gas * waste gas dispersion * waste gas emission * waste gas examination * waste gas reduction * waste glass * waste gypsum * waste heat * waste heat charge * waste heat utilisation * waste incinerator * waste legislation * waste management * waste oil * waste paper * waste reclamation * waste recycling * waste removal industry * waste sorting * waste sorting unit * waste storage * waste transport * waste treatment * waste treatment plant * waste use * waste water * waste water charge * waste water discharge * waste water disposal * waste water legislation * waste water purification * waste water quality * waste water sludge * waste water treatment * waste water treatment plant * waste-fed heating and power plant * waste-fed heating plant * waste-fed power station * water aeration * water analysis * water conservation * water consumption * water cost * water damage * water demineralisation * water desalination * water distribution system * water erosion * water extraction * water fleas * water for consumption * water for industrial use * water hardness * water purification * water purification plant * water quality * water quality directive * water quality improvement * water quality management * water regeneration * water reservoir * water resources legislation * water resources management * water reuse * water salination * water salinity * water saving * water science * water seepage * water supply * water table protection * water taste * water transportation * water utilisation * waterside development * weather condition * weather forecasting * weather monitoring * wet process * wet scrubber * wet waste * wetlands ecosystem * wholesale trade * wide area network * wild animal * wild plant * wind power station * winter sports resort * woman's status * wood hauling * wood preservation * wood waste * woodland clearance * woodland ecosystem * work accident * worked-out open cut * working condition