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Definition of Translation


  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. A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
  5. Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
  6. Motion in which all the points of the moving body have at any instant the same velocity and direction of motion; -- opposed to rotation.

Translation Quotations

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.
Rene Magritte

Every language is a world. Without translation, we would inhabit parishes bordering on silence.
George Steiner

Translation is like a woman. If it is beautiful, it is not faithful. If it is faithful, it is most certainly not beautiful.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Dancing is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis

The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Jorge Luis Borges
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Translation Translations

translation in Afrikaans is vertaling
translation in Dutch is translatie, translaat, overzetting
translation in French is traduction
translation in Italian is traduzione, traduzione