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Pronunciation:  trans'leyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of uniform movement
  2. [n]  the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
  3. [n]  a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
  4. [n]  rewording something in less technical terminology
  5. [n]  a uniform movement without rotation
  6. [n]  (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
  7. [n]  (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin the the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same

TRANSLATION is a 11 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: displacement, interlingual rendition, rendering, transformation, version
 See Also: alteration, biological process, caption, change of integrity, change of location, crib, displacement, metamorphosis, mistranslation, motion, move, movement, organic process, paraphrase, paraphrasis, permutation, pony, retroversion, revision, shift, subtitle, supertitle, surtitle, transfiguration, transformation, transmogrification, travel, trot, written account, written record



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The process in which the genetic code carried by messenger RNA directs the synthesis of proteins from amino acids. Compare transcription.
  1. The process of converting the genetic infor- mation of an mRNA on ribosomes into a polypeptide. Transfer RNA molecules carry the appropriate amino acids to the ribosome, where they are joined by peptide bonds.
  2. The process in which the genetic code carried by mRNA directs the synthesis of proteins from amino acids.