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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

The original is unfaithful to the translation.
Jorge Luis Borges

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

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

I'd love to become like Bill Murray, who was so funny on 'Saturday Night Live' and has gone on to do some of the landmark comedies people like. And then to add this whole other phase to his career with 'Lost in Translation' and 'Rushmore.' I always felt to be able to have something similar to that would be great.
Will Ferrell

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