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Definition 1: the act of uniform movement - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for translation in the sense of this definition

(translation is a kind of ...) the act of changing location from one place to another

"police controlled the motion of the crowd" "the movement of people from the farms to the cities" "his move put him directly in my path"

Definition 2: the act of changing in form or shape or appearance - [noun denoting act]

Samples where translation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface

Synonyms for translation in the sense of this definition

(translation is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of translation ) complete change in character or condition

"the permutations...taking place in the physical world"

(... is a kind of translation ) the act of revising or altering (involving reconsideration and modification)

"it would require a drastic revision of his opinion"

(... is a kind of translation ) the act of transforming so as to exalt or glorify

(... is a kind of translation ) the act of changing into a different form or appearance (especially a fantastic or grotesque one)

"the transmogrification of the prince into a porcupine"

(... is a kind of translation ) a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft

Definition 3: a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for translation in the sense of this definition

(translation is a kind of ...) a written document preserving knowledge of facts or events

(... is a kind of translation ) an incorrect translation

(... is a kind of translation ) a literal translation used in studying a foreign language (often used illicitly)

(... is a kind of translation ) translation back into the original language

"the teacher translated Latin texts into English which he gave to his students for retroversion"

(... is a kind of translation ) translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen

(... is a kind of translation ) translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage

Definition 4: rewording something in less technical terminology - [noun denoting communication]

(translation is a kind of ...) rewording for the purpose of clarification

Definition 5: a uniform movement without rotation - [noun denoting event]

(translation is a kind of ...) a movement through space that changes the location of something

(... is a kind of translation ) an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Definition 6: (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm - [noun denoting process]

(translation is a kind of ...) a process occurring in living organisms

(translation belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 7: (mathematics) a transformation in which the origin of the coordinate system is moved to another position but the direction of each axis remains the same - [noun denoting linkdef]

(translation is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a function that changes the position or direction of the axes of a coordinate system

(translation belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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