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English noun: translation

1. translation (communication) a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language


Synonymsinterlingual rendition, rendering, version


Broader (hypernym)written account, written record


Narrower (hyponym)caption, crib, mistranslation, pony, retroversion, subtitle, supertitle, surtitle, trot

2. translation (event) a uniform movement without rotation


Broader (hypernym)change of location, travel


Narrower (hyponym)displacement, shift

3. translation (act) the act of changing in form or shape or appearance


SamplesA photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface.


Synonymstransformation


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)alteration, metamorphosis, permutation, revision, transfiguration, transmogrification

4. translation (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


Broader (hypernym)transformation


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

5. translation (process) (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm


Broader (hypernym)biological process, organic process


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics

6. translation (communication) rewording something in less technical terminology


Broader (hypernym)paraphrase, paraphrasis

7. translation (act) the act of uniform movement


Synonymsdisplacement


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement









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