Definition of Translation

1. Noun. A written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language.

2. Noun. A uniform movement without rotation.
Generic synonyms: Change Of Location, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Displacement, Shift
Derivative terms: Translate

3. Noun. The act of changing in form or shape or appearance. "A photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
Exact synonyms: Transformation
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Permutation, Alteration, Revision, Transfiguration, Transmogrification, Metamorphosis
Derivative terms: Transform, Translate

4. Noun. (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.
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Transformation

5. Noun. (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm.
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Generic synonyms: Biological Process, Organic Process
Derivative terms: Translate

6. Noun. Rewording something in less technical terminology.
Generic synonyms: Paraphrase, Paraphrasis

7. Noun. The act of uniform movement.
Exact synonyms: Displacement
Generic synonyms: Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Translate

Definition of Translation

1. n. The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the translation of Enoch; the translation of a bishop.

Definition of Translation

1. Noun. The act of converting or translating (text from one language to another). ¹

2. Noun. The end result of translating text. ¹

3. Noun. (physics) Translation of forces in a gearbox. ¹

4. Noun. (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. ¹

5. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Translation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Translation

1. The process that occurs at the ribosome whereby the information in mRNA is used to specify the sequence of amino acids in a polypeptide chain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Translation

transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt
translating dictionaries
translating dictionary
translating program
translation (current term)
translation dictionaries
translation dictionary
translation studies
translational bioinformatics
translational control
translational energy
translational repressor

Literary usage of Translation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Puritans: Or, The Church, Court, and Parliament of England, During the by Samuel Hopkins (1861)
"But this was not a translation from the original Greek, — which they pretended had been corrupted,2 — but a translation of a Latin translation called the ..."

2. A System of Analytic Mechanics by Benjamin Peirce (1855)
"It also follows from the combination of translations, given in § 23, that if there is no tendency to translation in two different directions, which are not ..."

3. Ecumenical Missionary Conference, New York, 1900 (1900)
"The Church and the translation and Distribution of the Bible REV. CANON WJ EDMONDS, BD, British and Foreign Bible Society, Exeter, England* It is not yet ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"01 early of a rough preliminary translation. Some of this has unjustifiably been published: it- was in reality only the author's first step to a translation ..."

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