Translation definition

trăns-lāshən, trănz-
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(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.
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(biochemistry) The process in the ribosomes of a cell by which a strand of messenger RNA directs the assembly of a sequence of amino acids to make a protein.
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(mathematics) The changing of the coordinates of points to coordinates that are referred to new axes that are parallel to the old axes.
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A translated version of a text.
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The result of a translating; esp., writing or speech translated into another language.
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(mech.) Motion in which every point of the moving object has simultaneously the same velocity and direction of motion.
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(biology) The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
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(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.
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A translating or being translated.
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(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.
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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.

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(biology) The process by which messenger RNA directs the amino acid sequence of a growing polypeptide during protein synthesis.
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The act or process of translating, especially from one language into another.
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The state of being translated.
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(uncountable) The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another).
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(countable) The end result of translating text.
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(physics) Translation of forces in a gearbox.
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(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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
translation
Plural:
translations

Origin of translation

  • From Latin trānslātiō (“transfer”), from trans- (“across”), + lātiō (“carrying”), from lātus, perfect passive participle of irregular verb ferō (compare transfer), + noun of action suffix -iō.

    From Wiktionary