From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtranslationtrans‧la‧tion /trænsˈleɪʃən, trænz-/ ●●●S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1[countable, uncountable]TRANSLATE when you translate something, or something that has been translatedtranslation of 🔊 a new translation of the Bibletranslation from 🔊 a literal translation from Arabic 🔊 She read the letter and gave us a rough translation (=she did not translate everything exactly). 🔊 I’ve only read ‘Madame Bovary’ in translation (=not in its original language). 🔊 Much of the book’s humour has been lost in translation (=is no longer effective when translated).2[uncountable] formalCHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER the process of changing something into a different formCOLLOCATIONSverbsdo/make a translation of somethingShe had done a translation of the poem.adjectivesa rough/free translation (=one that is not very exact)It’s a rough translation but I think the meaning is clear.an accurate/exact translationThe most accurate translation of the word would be ‘master’.a literal translation (=one in which each word is translated exactly)First make a literal translation and then try and put it into idiomatic English.an English/French etc translationHe wrote the first English translation of Homer’s 'Iliad'.
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translation• It turns out that he used a translation that moderntranslatorsjudge to have been inaccurate.• We consider it most likely, that alternativetranslationinitiation is the mechanism for generation of the N-Oct 5 proteins.• Many of the poems are translations, but the sounds and rhythms are similar to the originallanguage.• At the time of the Beerbohm translation Boulestin was already a writer and journalist of some experience.• "It goes without saying" is a directtranslation of a French phrase.• I've only read the English translation of the book, not the Japanese original.• And if translation is determinate, meaning here must be atomistic rather than holistic.• His arguments are still powerful, but I think they lose some impact in translation.• Much of the humour of the book was unfortunately lost in translation.• It is a Latintranslation of a Greekmanuscript.• a new translation of the Bible• This is partly the fault of the translation which is infuriatingly unclear in places.• the translation of beliefs into actionstranslation from• "It goes without saying" is a direct translation from French.From Longman Business Dictionarytranslationtrans‧la‧tion /trænsˈleɪʃən, trænz-/ noun1[countable, uncountable]FINANCE the process of changing one currency into anotherFavorableforeign currency translations boosted profits.translation intoAfter translation into Swiss francs, the only division showing a decline in sales was agriculture.2[uncountable] formal the process of changing something into a different form, usually to produce a final resultThe rapid translation from prototype to new product gives companies little time to rest between projects.