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translation (n.)

mid-14c., "removal of a saint's body or relics to a new place," also "rendering of a text from one language to another," from Old French translacion "translation" of text, also of the bones of a saint, etc. (12c.) or directly from Latin translationem (nominative translatio) "a carrying across, removal, transporting; transfer of meaning," noun of action from past-participle stem of transferre "bear across, carry over; copy, translate" (see transfer (v.)).

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Definitions of translation

translation (n.)
a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language;
Synonyms: interlingual rendition / rendering / version
translation (n.)
a uniform movement without rotation;
translation (n.)
the act of changing in form or shape or appearance;
a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface
Synonyms: transformation
translation (n.)
(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;
translation (n.)
(genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm;
translation (n.)
rewording something in less technical terminology;
translation (n.)
the act of uniform movement;
Synonyms: displacement
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