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Source : Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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.

Source : WordNet®

     n 1: a written communication in a second language having the same
          meaning as the written communication in a first language
          [syn: {interlingual rendition}, {rendering}, {version}]
     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}]
     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: {displacement}]
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