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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. The act of translating; the act of translating into another language; interpretation; the product of the act; version.
  22. 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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Quotes of translation

  1. Prayer is translation A man translates himself into a child asking for all there is in a language he has barely mastered. – Leonard Cohen
  2. Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation – John Denham
  3. And after I started working for the Bureau, most of my translation duties included translations of documents and investigations that actually started way before 9/11. – Sibel Edmonds
  4. The US and the European Union needs to help in the translation of the demand for democracy into a political will. – Recep Tayyip Erdogan
  5. Poetry is what gets lost in translation – Robert Frost
  6. And I always read the English translation and always have conversations with my translator, for example about the names. I always have to approve it. – Cornelia Funke
  7. Translation is an interestingly different way to be involved both with poetry and with the language that I've found myself living in much of the time. I think the two feed each other. – Marilyn Hacker
  8. The Japanese version comes with a translation but that's different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they're interested. – Utada Hikaru
  9. What makes literature interesting is that it does not survive its translation The characters in a novel are made out of the sentences. That's what their substance is. – Jonathan Miller
  10. Where words can be translated into equivalent words, the style of an original can be closely followed; but no translation which aims at being written in normal English can reproduce the style of Aristotle. – Gilbert Murray
  11. As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings. – Boris Pasternak
  12. What is lost in the good or excellent translation is precisely the best. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
  13. A translation is no translation he said, unless it will give you the music of a poem along with the words of it. – John Millington Synge

Usage examples for translation

  1. It lost so much in the translation that it was better not to try. – Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town by Stephen Leacock
  2. 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
  3. " 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
  4. Wasn't the Latin translation just too horrible? – The Luckiest Girl in the School by Angela Brazil
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He only made the translation for the benefit of a few Platonists. – Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck by Jethro Bithell
  9. But the translation is a false one. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  10. Read Jewett's translation of politics. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  11. I must have a clear copy of it before I begin the Latin translation – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  12. 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)
  13. Shoghi Effendi would therefore advise you to wait until then before you take any decision as to your German translation – The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1) by Shoghi Effendi
  14. I will make you a translation of them. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Neither is this conversation a free translation – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  16. His translation is here mentioned twice. – Miscellanies upon Various Subjects by John Aubrey
  17. I have followed the translation given in the Guide to the Egyptian Collection p. – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley
  18. I think we ought to have that translation in the first number; don't you? – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  19. 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
  20. 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

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