-ˈtran(t)s-ˌlā- How to pronounce untranslated (audio)
: not translated: such as
: not put into another language
an untranslated novel
a line of untranslated Spanish
: not subjected to genetic translation
an untranslated region of a gene

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Parts of it are in untranslated Korean, French, and Chinese. R. O. Kwon, The New Yorker, 9 Nov. 2022 In one of her popular untranslated books, called The Birth Murder in Japanese, the government has instituted a bizarre incentive to urge its shrinking populace to procreate: Anyone who has 10 babies is allowed to kill one person of their choosing. WIRED, 26 Aug. 2022 Though all 13 of his novels have now been released in English, there is still plenty of untranslated material among his countless plays, novellas, stories and memoirs. Jessica Ferri, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2022 There is plenty of untranslated Spanish, and Lore is clearly the most successful and assertive character. Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 The final node, April 1917, still untranslated, encompasses two more volumes. Gary Saul Morson, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2022 Horrible subtitles are also a familiar problem for fans of foreign language films and anime — in fact, some fandoms crowdsource amateur subtitles for untranslated or badly translated shows. Jeva Lange, The Week, 5 Oct. 2021 The untranslated regions also contribute to control of viral replication and messenger RNA synthesis and translation. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 This variant was the first major variant of the Wuhan strain and includes D614G in the Spike (S) protein, P323L in the NSP12 polymerase, and C241U in the 5’ untranslated region. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 12 Nov. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of untranslated was in 1530

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“Untranslated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untranslated. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition


un·​trans·​lat·​ed -ˈtran(t)s-ˌlāt-əd How to pronounce untranslated (audio)
: not subjected to genetic translation
untranslated polynucleotide chains

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