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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Translation \Trans*la"tion\, n. [F. translation, L. translatio a
transferring, translation, version. See Translate, and cf.
1. 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.
2. The act of rendering into another language;
interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is
3. That which is obtained by translating something a version;
as, a translation of the Scriptures.
4. (Rhet.) A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a
metaphor; a tralation. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
5. (Metaph.) Transfer of meaning by association; association
of ideas. --A. Tucker.
6. (Kinematics) Motion in which all the points of the moving
body have at any instant the same velocity and direction
of motion; -- opposed to rotation.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a written communication in a second language having the
same meaning as the written communication in a first
language [syn: translation, interlingual rendition,
2: a uniform movement without rotation
3: the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a
photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional
surface" [syn: transformation, translation]
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 [syn: translation,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
120 Moby Thesaurus words for "translation":
alteration, amplification, apotheosis, ascension, assumption,
avatar, bilingual text, carrying, catabolism, catalysis, change,
clavis, communication, conduction, consubstantiation, contagion,
convection, conversion, conveyance, crib, decipherment, decoding,
delivery, deportation, diapedesis, diffusion, dispatch,
displacement, dissemination, elucidation, explanation, export,
exportation, expulsion, extradition, faithful translation,
forwarding, free translation, gathering, gloss, glossary,
heterotopia, import, importation, interchange, interlinear,
interlinear translation, interpretation, key, loose translation,
metabolism, metagenesis, metamorphism, metamorphosis, metaphrase,
metastasis, metathesis, metempsychosis, migration, movement,
moving, mutant, mutated form, mutation, mutual transfer, osmosis,
paraphrase, passage, passing over, perfusion, permutation, pony,
reincarnation, rendering, rendition, restatement, resurrection,
rewording, rewrite, rewriting, sending, shipment, shipping, sport,
spread, spreading, the Ascension, the Assumption, transanimation,
transcription, transduction, transfer, transfer of property,
transference, transferral, transfiguration, transfigurement,
transformation, transformism, transfusion, transit, transition,
transliteration, translocation, transmigration,
transmigration of souls, transmission, transmittal, transmittance,
transmogrification, transmutation, transplacement, transplantation,
transport, transportation, transposal, transposition,
transubstantiation, travel, trot
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :
TRANSLATION. The copy made in one language of what has been written, or
spoken in another.
2. In pleading, when a libel or an agreement, written in a foreign
language, must be averred, it is necessary that a translation of it should
also be given.
3. In evidence, when a witness is unable to speak the English language
so as to convey his ideas, a translation of his testimony must be made. In
that case, an interpreter should be sworn to translate to him, on oath, the
questions propounded to him, and to translate to the court and jury his
answers. 4 Mass. 81; 5 Mass. 219; 2 Caines' Rep. 155; Louis. Code of Pr.
4. It has been determined that a copyright may exist in a translation,
as a literary work. 3 Ves. & Bea. 77; 2 Meriv. 441, n.
5. In the ecclesiastical law, translation denotes the removal from one
place to another.; as, the bishop was translated from the diocese of A, to
that of B. In the civil law, translation signifies the transfer of property.
Clef des Lois Rom. h.t.
6. Swinburne applies the term translation to the bestowing of a legacy
which had been given to one, on another; this is a species of ademption,
(q.v.) but it differs from it in this, that there may be an ademption
without a translation, but there can be no translation without an ademption.
Bac. Ab. Legacies, C.
7. By translation is also meant the transfer of property, but in this
sense it is seldom used. 2 Bl. Com. 294. Vide Interpreter.
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