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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

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

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

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

I read the Bible to myself; I'll take any translation, any edition, and read it aloud, just to hear the language, hear the rhythm, and remind myself how beautiful English is.
Maya Angelou

Without translation, I would be limited to the borders of my own country. The translator is my most important ally. He introduces me to the world.
Italo Calvino
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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
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