- 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.
The definition of a translation is an interpretation from one language or situation to another.
- 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.
(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.