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translation

noun
     
trans‧la‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] when you translate something, or something that has been translated
translation of
a new translation of the Bible
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] formal the process of changing something into a different form

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