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Translation Definition

The process of translating poetry written in one language into another language. This is a notoriously difficult exercise due to the condensed language of poetry, the prevalence of figures of speech and the problem of finding equivalent rhymes.


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Other Translation Definition

[n] the act of uniform movement
[n] the act of changing in form or shape or appearance; "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
[n] a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
[n] rewording something in less technical terminology
[n] a uniform movement without rotation
[n] (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
[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

Misc. Definitions

\Trans*la"tion\, n. [F. translation, L. translatio a transferring, translation, version. See {Translate}, and cf. {Tralation}.]
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 difficult.
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.

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