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TRANSLATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does translation mean? 

TRANSLATION (noun)
  The noun TRANSLATION has 7 senses:

1. a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
2. a uniform movement without rotation
3. the act of changing in form or shape or appearance
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

  Familiarity information: TRANSLATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSLATION (noun)


Sense 1translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

interlingual rendition; translation; version; rendering

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

written account; written record (a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "translation"):

supertitle; surtitle (translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage)

caption; subtitle (translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen)

retroversion (translation back into the original language)

crib; pony; trot (a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly))

mistranslation (an incorrect translation)


Sense 2translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A uniform movement without rotation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

change of location; travel (a movement through space that changes the location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "translation"):

displacement; shift (an event in which something is displaced without rotation)


Sense 3translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of changing in form or shape or appearance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

translation; transformation

Context example:

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

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

change of integrity (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "translation"):

permutation (complete change in character or condition)

alteration; revision (the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification))

transfiguration (the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify)

transmogrification (the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one))

metamorphosis (a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft)


Sense 4translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

transformation ((mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)


Sense 5translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)

Domain category:

genetic science; genetics (the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms)


Sense 6translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Rewording something in less technical terminology

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

paraphrase; paraphrasis (rewording for the purpose of clarification)


Sense 7translation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of uniform movement

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

displacement; translation

Hypernyms ("translation" is a kind of...):

motion; move; movement (the act of changing location from one place to another)


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