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Noun: translation  trãnz'ley-shun or tran(t)s'ley-shun
  1. A written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    - interlingual rendition, rendering, version
  2. A uniform movement without rotation
  3. The act of changing in form, shape or appearance
    "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface";
    - transformation
  4. (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. (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
  6. Rewording something in less technical terminology
  7. The act of uniform movement
    - displacement

Derived forms: translations

Type of: biological process, change of integrity, change of location, motion, move, movement, organic process, paraphrase, paraphrasis, transformation, travel, written account, written record

Encyclopedia: Translation