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Definition of Translation

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

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

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

As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
Boris Pasternak

I wrote 'Yellow Submarine' for the Beatles. I wrote the screenplay for 'The Games,' about the Olympic Games. I wrote 'Love Story,' both the novel and the screenplay. I wrote 'RPM' for Stanley Kramer. Plus, I wrote two scholarly books and a 400-page translation from the Latin, and I dated June Wilkinson!
Erich Segal
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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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