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Definitions of translation

  1. the act of uniform movement
  2. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
  3. the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; " a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two- dimensional surface"
  4. ( mathematics) a transformation in which the origin the the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
  5. rewording something in less technical terminology
  6. a uniform movement without rotation
  7. ( genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
  8. ( mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same
  9. The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop.
  10. The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
  11. That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures.
  12. A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
  13. Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
  14. Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; - opposed to rotation.
  15. Translator.
  16. The act of changing or removing; the act of changing from one language to another; a book, article, etc., changed from one language into another; a change.
  17. The act of translating: removal to another place: the rendering into another language: a version.
  18. Act of translating; a version.
  19. A translating.
  20. A reproduction in a different language.
  21. Change or removal from one place to another; the removal of a person to heaven without tasting death; the act of expressing the words of one language by the words of another; interpretation; a version.
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Usage examples for translation

  1. I think we ought to have that translation in the first number; don't you? – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  2. Yet they found that he was a learned man, who had his small but treasured library; and in the latter John Stanhope was further astonished to find that one of the volumes which its owner considered most priceless was a Latin translation of Young's Night Thoughts. – The Letter-Bag of Lady Elizabeth Spencer-Stanhope v. I. by A. M. W. Stirling (compiler)
  3. It is a great pity that this translation- the first piece of prose in our language- is utterly lost. – A Brief History of the English Language and Literature, Vol. 2 (of 2) by John Miller Dow Meiklejohn
  4. But the translation is a false one. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  5. Wasn't the Latin translation just too horrible? – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  6. Neither is this conversation a free translation. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  7. " They'll be here all night, at this rate," was my companion's translation of the general feeling. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  8. Mark Twain himself was deceived, until in 1899, when he met Professor Sidgwick, who explained that the Greek version was the translation and Mark Twain's the original; that he had thought it unnecessary to give credit for a story so well known. – Mark Twain, A Biography, Vol. 1, Part 1, 1835-1866 The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine
  9. Read Jewett's translation of politics. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  10. His translation is here mentioned twice. – Miscellanies upon Various Subjects by John Aubrey
  11. In the printing- office of the convent books are printed in some thirty different languages; and a number of the fathers employ themselves constantly in works of translation. – Venetian Life by W. D. Howells
  12. Sofia knew bad times of perplexity and depression, when the price of translation from drudge to princess seemed a sore price to pay. – Red Masquerade by Louis Joseph Vance
  13. Owing to the importance of the communication the ambassador adopted the usual diplomatic procedure of reading the communication from the original, in French, the translation being submitted by M. Thiebaut. – Our War with Spain for Cuba's Freedom by Trumbull White
  14. I heard Mr. Masters say only this morning that he didn't know what he would do without Clifford's help in translation." – The High Calling by Charles M. Sheldon
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