translation[trans lā′s̸hən, tranz-]
- The definition of a translation is an interpretation from one language or situation to another.
- An example of a translation is "bueno" meaning "good" in Spanish.
- An example of a translation is telling a parent the meaning behind their teen's facial expression.
- a translating or being translated
- the result of a translating; esp., writing or speech translated into another language
- Mech. motion in which every point of the moving object has simultaneously the same velocity and direction of motion
Origin of translationMiddle English translacioun ; from Middle French translation ; from Classical Latin translatio
- a. The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.b. The state of being translated.
- A translated version of a text.
- Physics Motion of a body in which every point of the body moves parallel to and the same distance as every other point of the body.
- Biology The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
- trans·la′tion·al, trans′la·to′ry
(countable and uncountable, plural translations)
- (uncountable) The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another).
- (countable) The end result of translating text.
- (physics) Translation of forces in a gearbox.
- (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.
- (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.