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Princeton's WordNet

  1. transliteration(noun)

    a transcription from one alphabet to another


  1. transliteration(Noun)

    The act or product of transliterating, or of representing letters or words in the characters of another alphabet or script.

  2. transliteration(Noun)

    The act or product of rendering speech in sign language, or vice versa.

  3. Origin: From transliteratus past participle of transliterare, from trans- + littera.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Transliteration(noun)

    the act or product of transliterating, or of expressing words of a language by means of the characters of another alphabet


  1. Transliteration

    Transliteration is the conversion of a text from one script to another. For instance, the Greek phrase "Ελληνική Δημοκρατία" 'Hellenic Republic' can be transliterated as "Ellēnikē Dēmokratia" by substituting Latin letters for Greek letters. Transliteration can form an essential part of transcription which converts text from one writing system into another. Transliteration is not concerned with representing the phonemics of the original: it only strives to represent the characters accurately. Thus, in the above example, λλ is transliterated as 'll', but pronounced /l/, and η is transliterated as 'ē', though it is pronounced /i/ and is not long.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of transliteration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of transliteration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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