What does translation mean?

Definitions for translation
trænsˈleɪ ʃən, trænz-trans·la·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word translation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. translation, interlingual rendition, rendering, version(noun)

    a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language

  2. translation(noun)

    a uniform movement without rotation

  3. transformation, translation(noun)

    the act of changing in form or shape or appearance

    "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"

  4. translation(noun)

    (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

  5. translation(noun)

    (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm

  6. translation(noun)

    rewording something in less technical terminology

  7. translation, displacement(noun)

    the act of uniform movement

Wiktionary

  1. translation(Noun)

    The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another).

    Etymology: From translatio, from trans-, + latio, from latus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb fero (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -io.

  2. translation(Noun)

    The end result of translating text.

    Etymology: From translatio, from trans-, + latio, from latus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb fero (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -io.

  3. translation(Noun)

    Translation of forces in a gearbox.

    Etymology: From translatio, from trans-, + latio, from latus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb fero (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -io.

  4. translation(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From translatio, from trans-, + latio, from latus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb fero (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -io.

  5. translation(Noun)

    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.

    Etymology: From translatio, from trans-, + latio, from latus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb fero (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -io.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Translation(noun)

    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

  2. Translation(noun)

    the act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult

  3. Translation(noun)

    that which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures

  4. Translation(noun)

    a transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation

  5. Translation(noun)

    transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas

  6. Translation(noun)

    motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation

Freebase

  1. Translation

    Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. Whereas interpreting undoubtedly antedates writing, translation began only after the appearance of written literature; there exist partial translations of the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh into Southwest Asian languages of the second millennium BCE. Translators always risk inappropriate spill-over of source-language idiom and usage into the target-language translation. On the other hand, spill-overs have imported useful source-language calques and loanwords that have enriched the target languages. Indeed, translators have helped substantially to shape the languages into which they have translated. Due to the demands of business documentation consequent to the Industrial Revolution that began in the mid-18th century, some translation specialties have become formalized, with dedicated schools and professional associations. Because of the laboriousness of translation, since the 1940s engineers have sought to automate translation or to mechanically aid the human translator. The rise of the Internet has fostered a world-wide market for translation services and has facilitated language localization.

Editors Contribution

  1. translation

    The act and process of to translate.

    The document translation was accurate and exact.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 4, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'translation' in Nouns Frequency: #2051

How to pronounce translation?

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How to say translation in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of translation in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of translation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of translation in a Sentence

  1. David Lentink:

    So I think one of the big challenges about studying birds and applying that in technology is making the translation from what you find in nature to something that you can actually build in a lab.

  2. Francois Mitterand:

    il faut laisser du temps au temps (you have to give time time - approximate translation)

  3. Denis McDonough:

    It was helpful to have State ops place the calls and to provide translation services, and we were grateful for the cooperation from the Bush administration for making that happen.

  4. Chris Brown:

    She starts going off, she throws the phone, 'I hate you.’ Starts hitting me. She hits me a couple of more times and it doesn’t go from translation to ‘let’s sit down, I’m telling you the truth.’ It goes to, ‘Now, I’m going to be mean, be evil.'.

  5. Robert Frost:

    Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

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