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    aim to...

    Hi,

    http://blog.moreeco.com/2008/06/09/greener-washing-machine/
    The Xeros machine aims to run on just a single cup of water and thus
    reduce both the energy consumption in spinning/drying the clothes, and
    the water consumption needed for conventional washing machines.


    http://www.vetschool.bris.ac.uk/animalwelfare
    This system aims to increase the ability of certification schemes to
    deliver assurance to consumers on animal welfare by incorporating
    valid, repeatable and feasible animal-based assessment techniques into
    certification schemes.


    http://www.araa.asn.au/research/perception.html
    The Intelligent Vision Surveillance System aims to increase the
    effectiveness of automated surveillance using novel techniques for
    recognition of moving objects and adaptive detection of anomalies.


    "aim to..."
    Does this mean "to play a role in doing something"?

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    #2

    Re: aim to...

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    Hi,
    "aim to..."
    Does this mean "to play a role in doing something"?
    It means it has as a goal. I aim to lose ten pounds, have my novel accepted by a publishing house, and get ride of the clutter in my house by fall.


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    Re: aim to...

    Hi,

    "The Xeros machine aims to run on just a single cup of water..."

    Does this mean "What the Xeros machine is trying to acheive is to run on just a single cup of water..."?


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    Re: aim to...

    It really means that the manufacturer intends the machine to run in this way. It is personifying the machine by implying that the machine has this goal.

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