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  1. calque, calque formation, loan translation(noun)

    an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language

    "`superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'"


  1. loan translation(Noun)

    The borrowing of components of a foreign language word and translating them literally

  2. Origin: Calque of Lehnübersetzung.

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