translatory

adjective

trans·​la·​to·​ry ˈtran(t)s-lə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce translatory (audio)
ˈtranz-;
tran(t)s-ˈlā-tə-rē,
tranz-
: of, relating to, or involving uniform motion in one direction

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of translatory was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

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

Medical Definition

translatory

adjective
trans·​la·​to·​ry ˈtran(t)s-lə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce translatory (audio) ˈtranz- How to pronounce translatory (audio)
-ˌtȯr-; tran(t)s-ˈlāt-ə-rē,
tranz-
: of, relating to, involving, or being uniform motion in one direction
receptor organs for rotatory and translatory motion in the inner earScientific American
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