un·​trans·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-tran(t)s-ˈlā-təd , -tranz-; -ˈtran(t)s-ˌlā-, -ˈtranz-\

Definition of untranslated

: not translated: such as
a : not put into another language an untranslated novel a line of untranslated Spanish
b : not subjected to genetic translation an untranslated region of a gene

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Multiple European and African languages, often untranslated, cascade from the stage; the music, composed by Philip Miller and Thuthuka Sibisi (who also conducted), is a similarly heady mixture, with marching songs, hymns, African dances, and sirens. Heidi Waleson, WSJ, "‘The Head & the Load’ and ‘Greek’ Reviews," 10 Dec. 2018 Even Arabic texts embedded within art objects go mostly untranslated, despite the integral nature of their content and graphic design. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "In Iranian art show at LACMA, the past wrestles with the present," 4 June 2018 Fragments of dialogue spoken in Tagalog, Ilocano or Pangasinan are woven untranslated into the prose, creating authentic sensations of an immigrant’s life. Anita Felicelli, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘America Is Not the Heart,’ by Elaine Castillo," 25 May 2018 The second phase is using the model: new data (say, untranslated text or an image of an unknown animal) is fed into the model and an output is produced according to what the neural nets learned (the translation, or the kind of animal pictured). Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft continues its quest to bring machine learning to every application," 7 May 2018 The documents had remained untranslated because so few people could read Old Dutch. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Ralph L. 'Tiggie' DeGroff Jr., investment banker, dies," 25 Apr. 2018 There’s quite a lot of dialogue in Polish, nearly all of it untranslated. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "A Quirky, Unpredictable 'The Revisionist' At Playhouse On Park," 16 Apr. 2018 The prose — saturated with details of Filipino culture and untranslated snippets of Tagalog, Ilocano and Pangasinan — might be overwhelming in a wider-ranging novel. Amy Gentry, chicagotribune.com, "'America Is Not the Heart': Elaine Castillo's debut novel offers a tender portrait of Filipino-American culture," 2 Apr. 2018 Have a peek: Have another peek: The signs in the museum are untranslated. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "Mexico City Journal, Part II," 7 Feb. 2018

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1530, in the meaning defined above

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un·​trans·​lat·​ed | \ -ˈtran(t)s-ˌlāt-əd \

Medical Definition of untranslated

: not subjected to genetic translation untranslated polynucleotide chains

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