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translation

noun trans·la·tion \tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən, tranz-\

: words that have been changed from one language into a different language : words that have been translated

: the act or process of translating something into a different language

: the act or process of changing something from one form to another

Full Definition of TRANSLATION

1
:  an act, process, or instance of translating: as
a :  a rendering from one language into another; also :  the product of such a rendering
b :  a change to a different substance, form, or appearance :  conversion
c (1) :  a transformation of coordinates in which the new axes are parallel to the old ones
(2) :  uniform motion of a body in a straight line
2
:  the process of forming a protein molecule at a ribosomal site of protein synthesis from information contained in messenger RNA — compare transcription 3
trans·la·tion·al \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of TRANSLATION

  1. She is working on a translation of the novel.
  2. a new translation of the Iliad
  3. There were English translations on the menu.
  4. the translation of economic power into political strength

First Known Use of TRANSLATION

14th century

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile
TRANSLATION Defined for Kids

translation

noun trans·la·tion \trans-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of TRANSLATION for Kids

:  the act, process, or result of changing from one form or language into another
Medical Dictionary

translation

noun trans·la·tion \tran(t)s-ˈlā-shən, tranz-\

Medical Definition of TRANSLATION

:  the process of forming a protein molecule at a ribosomal site of protein synthesis from information contained in messenger RNA—compare transcription
trans·la·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective

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