tra·​duc·​tion | \ trəˈdəkshən \

Definition of traduction

1 : the act or an instance of traducing specifically : an act of defaming : defamation, slander
2 : the repetition of a word or one of its derivatives or a term with a change in sense for rhetorical or argumentative effect
3 obsolete : something traduced especially : tradition
4 : logical inference in which premises and conclusion are of the same order of generality

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History and Etymology for traduction

Late Latin traduction-, traductio, from Latin, act of transferring, from traductus (past participle of traducere to lead across, transfer) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Traduction.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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