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From Anglo-Norman translacioun, from Old French translacion (transfer, translation), 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.



translation (countable and uncountable, plural translations)

  1. (countable, uncountable) The act of translating, in its various senses:
    1. The conversion of text from one language to another.
    2. (translation studies) The discipline or study of translating written language (as opposed to interpretation, which concerns itself with spoken language).
    3. The conversion of something from one form or medium to another.
    4. (physics, mathematics) A motion or compulsion to motion in a straight line without rotation or other deformation.
    5. (mathematics) A relation between two mathematical figures such as a straight line where the coordinates of each point in one figure is a constant added to the coordinates of a corresponding point in the other figure.
    6. (genetics) The process whereby a strand of mRNA directs assembly of amino acids into proteins within a ribosome.
    7. (physics) A transfer of motion occurring within a gearbox.
    8. The conveyance of something from one place to another, especially:
      1. (Christianity) An ascension to Heaven without death.
      2. (Christianity) A transfer of a bishop from one diocese to another.
      3. (Christianity) A transfer of a holy relic from one shrine to another.
      4. (medicine) A transfer of a disease from one body part to another.
  2. (countable) The product or end result of an act of translating, in its various senses.

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From Latin trānslātiō.


translation f (plural translations)

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

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From Latin trānslātiō.


translation c

  1. (mathematics, physics) translation


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