translation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin trānslātiō (transfer), from trans- (across), + lātiō (carrying), from lātus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb ferō (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -iō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • IPA(key): /trænzˈleɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

translation (countable and uncountable, plural translations)

  1. (uncountable) The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another).
  2. (countable) The end result of translating text.
  3. (physics) Translation of forces in a gearbox.
  4. (countable, mathematics, physics) Motion of a body on a linear path, without deformation or rotation, i.e. such that every part of the body moves at the same speed and in the same direction; also (in physics), the linear motion of a body considered independently of its rotation.
  5. (genetics) A process occurring in the ribosome, in which a strand of messenger RNA (mRNA) guides assembly of a sequence of amino acids to make a protein.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin translatio.

Noun[edit]

translation f (plural translations)

  1. (mathematics, physics) translation
  2. (computing) thunking

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translation c

  1. translation (in mathematics and physics)

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