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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.


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


Broader (hypernym)motion, move, movement

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