translation

Definition of translation

noun:

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

Related words

alteration, caption, crib, displacement, metamorphosis, mistranslation, permutation, pony, retroversion, revision, shift, subtitle, supertitle, surtitle, transfiguration, trot.

Rhymes with translation

abbreviation, abdication, aberration, ablation, abnegation, abomination, abrogation, acceleration, acclamation, acclimation, accommodation, accreditation, accumulation, accusation, accusation, acidification, activation, adaptation, adjudication, administration.

Start with translation

translations, translational.

End with translation

mistranslation, retranslation.

More information about translation

translation unscrambled

Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • translation is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 11 points
  • translation is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 11 points
  • translation is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 14 points
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