- 1.1 [Geog] el río se salió de su cauce the river burst its banks el cauce del río está seco the river bed is dry, the river has dried up desviaron el cauce del arroyo they changed the course of the stream las aguas volvieron a su cauce the river returned to a safe level 1.2 (rumbo, vía) intentó desviar la conversación hacia otros cauces he tried to steer the conversation onto another tack este acuerdo constituye el cauce para el diálogo this agreement opens the way for talks, this agreement provides an opening for talks no había seguido los cauces establecidos it hadn't gone through the normal channels
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.