traduction

noun

tra·​duc·​tion
trəˈdəkshən
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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traduction. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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