surcharger un schema, un dessin

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by sebnever, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. sebnever

    sebnever Senior Member

    Southampton, England
    French, Lyonnais, France

    I'd like to know how to say in English pour éviter de surcharger le dessin, seul le côté droit est représenté, le côté gauche étant symétrique.
    My try: to avoid surcharging the layout, the only right hand side is shown, given that left hand side is symetrical.

    In French,
    - surcharger un dessin means make it not clear by overlaying too much details on the drawing
    - surcharger un document means make it not clear by giving to much information

    Thanks for your help!
  2. dewsy Senior Member

    England, english

    In both cases, I would use overload.
    If you need 2 words, overcrowd.
  3. cropje_jnr

    cropje_jnr Senior Member

    Canberra, Australia
    English - Australia
    I think you could figuratively use 'overcrowding' in the first instance, although there may be a better-suited term I'm not thinking of...

    For the second, one could say 'to overload with information'.

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