• WordNet 3.6
    • n translation the act of uniform movement
    • n translation the act of changing in form or shape or appearance "a photograph is a translation of a scene onto a two-dimensional surface"
    • n translation rewording something in less technical terminology
    • n translation a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
    • n translation a uniform movement without rotation
    • n translation (genetics) the process whereby genetic information coded in messenger RNA directs the formation of a specific protein at a ribosome in the cytoplasm
    • n translation (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
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Colgate faced a big obstacle marketing toothpaste in Spanish speaking countries. Colgate translates into the command "go hang yourself."
    • Translation (Rhet) A transfer of meaning in a word or phrase, a metaphor; a tralation.
    • Translation (Kinematics) 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 That which is obtained by translating something a version; as, a translation of the Scriptures.
    • Translation The act of rendering into another language; interpretation; as, the translation of idioms is difficult.
    • Translation 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.
    • Translation (Metaph) Transfer of meaning by association; association of ideas.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The word witch comes from the word "wicca" which translates to the "wise one."
    • n translation The act of translating. The removing or conveying of a thing from one place to another; transportation; removal.
    • n translation The removal of a person from one office to another, or from one sphere of duty to another; specifically, the removal of a bishop from one see to another; in Scotland, the removal of a clergyman from one pastoral charge to another.
    • n translation The removal of a person to heaven without death.
    • n translation The act of turning into another language; interpretation.
    • n translation That which is produced by turning into another language; a version; the reproduction of a literary composition in a language foreign to that of the original.
    • n translation In rhetoric, transference of the meaning of a word or phrase; metaphor.
    • n translation In medicine, a change in the seat of a disease; metastasis.
    • n translation The process of manufacturing from old material.
    • n translation In meck., motion in which there is no rotation; rotation round an infinitely distant axis.
    • n translation In telegraphy, the automatic retransmission of a message received on one line over another, or over a continuation of the same line. This is used on long lines to increase speed of working, and also at receiving-stations, and the translation is made from the linecircuit to a local circuit containing a local battery and the receiving-instrument, the object being to obtain a strong current to work the sounder or recorder.
    • n translation Synonyms Translation, Version, rendering. Translation and version are often the same in meaning. Translation is rather the standard word. Version is more likely to be employed in proportion to the antiquity of the work: as, the Syriac version; Dryden's version of the Nun's Priest's Tale; it is also more commonly used of the Bible than of other books: as, a comparison of the authorized with the revised version. Where translations differ, they are often spoken of as versions, as Lord Derby's and Mr. Bryant's translations or versions of Homer. Version applies more to the meaning, translation more to the style. Each has meanings not shared by the other.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Bible has been translated into Klingon
    • n Translation the act of translating: removal to another place: the rendering into another language: a version:
    • n Translation (slang) the process of working up new things from old materials: motion free from rotation: the automatic retransmission of a telegraphic message
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  • Dante Alighieri
    “For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?”
  • John Donne
    “When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.”
  • Graffiti
    “Laughter translates into any language.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “Mathematicians are like Frenchmen: whatever you say to them they translate into their own language, and forthwith it is something entirely different.”
  • Jorge Luis Borges
    “The original is unfaithful to the translation.”
  • Robert Frost
    “Poetry is what is lost in translation.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. translation, L. translatio, a transferring, translation, version. See Translate, and cf. Tralation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. trans, over, ferre, latum, to carry.


In literature:

He was made Bishop of Hereford in 1148, and was translated thence to London.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
Then they desired the books of Moses; when I had translated these, they had enough thereof in a short time.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. VIII (of X) - Continental Europe II." by Various
It had appeared both in the German original, and in the French translation of 1798.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
Translated, with notes, and prepared for the use of the American and English Profession, by Charles J. Hempel, M. D. 1853.
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
As these were very peculiar, I append a translation.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
Translated and edited, with Notes, by F. E. Brightman.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
Apuleius, translations of, 76.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
Translated by p. Holland.
"Moon Lore" by Timothy Harley
He, too, was an indefatigable translator, and wrote some original poems.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
Naturally, as he is off his head now, he can't translate.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Translated from the German by Sarah Austin.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
By degrees these translate themselves into appropriate action.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
English translations: Wigan (1723); Moffat (1786); Reynolds (1837); Adams (1856).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Translated by H. F. CARY.
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
Translated from the Persian by Sir Charles Morell .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
This ecstasy remains intact even in the English prose translation.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
Translated from the Italian.
"Mr Punch's Pocket Ibsen - A Collection of Some of the Master's Best Known Dramas" by F. Anstey
The translation of the gospels, though executed in Aelfric's time (about 1000), is by other hands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
Translated by EDWARD BELLAMY, Surgeon to, and Lecturer on Anatomy, &c., at, Charing Cross Hospital.
"Schweigger on Squint" by C. Schweigger
He is most celebrated for a translation of the Bible into Italian (1607), which is superior to his translation of it into French.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various

In poetry:

I be translated in a nano-second
to a c.c. of poisonous nothing
in a giga-death). Should conventional
blunderbuss war and its routiers
"Thanksgiving for a Habitat" by W H Auden
Mournful murmurer—whence thy music?
Singing chimes of distant seas!
Constant harper!—bard in exile,
Come! translate thy rhapsodies!
"The Sea Shell On The Desert" by Ernest Jones
I gazed and listened, all intent,
As to the face and voice of Fate,
But what they said, or what they meant,
I could surmise not, nor translate.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
I wish I could translate the hints about the dead young men
and women,
And the hints about old men and mothers, and the offspring
taken soon out of their laps.
"A child said, What is the grass?" by Walt Whitman
The villainous translator made a garble
Of putting into Russian as he must
The words in which the mourning English widow
Implored us to respect her husband's dust.
"The British Military Cemetery at Sebastopol" by Konstantin Simonov
And then translated, in my convent cell,
Myself yet not myself, in dreams I lay,
And, as a monk who hears the matin bell,
Started from sleep;-- already it was day.
"Monte Cassino. Terra Di Lavoro. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Fourth)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Baja & Border News Translations: Baja California Manufacturing Grows 6.9.
Baja & Border News Translations: Molestation in Tijuana and Baja California ;Violence Against Women Conference.
Baja & Border News Translations: Baja California Leaders Visit Samsung in Seoul.
When it comes to fashion, the over-the-top styles that look so cool on the runway don't always translate in real life.
And he knows the work of Texas trumpeter Kenny Dorham well enough to riff on it, translating Dorham's life and music into literature in his latest book, KD: A Jazz Biography.
Juan Carlos Onetti, Author, Alfred M Adam, Translator Vintage Books USA $13 (305p) ISBN 978-0-679-73887-9.
James Howe, Author, David S Rose, Illustrator, Alma Flor Ada, Translator Aladdin Paperbacks $6.99 (40p) ISBN 978-0-689-81923-0.
Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev by Yegor Ligachev, translated by Catherine A Fitzpatrick, by Michele A Berdy, by Dobrochna Dyrcz-Freeman Pantheon, 369 pp.
Translated by Nicholas de Lange.
Au Bon Lieu, (translated from French, means "a good place"), is the latest niche to come to Harrisburg, focusing on crêpes.
A cricket player-turned-politician is the talk among Pakistan's middle-class youth, but will his popularity translate into votes.
The Rat by Günter Grass, translated by Ralph Manheim A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book/ Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 371 pp.
Panther in the Basement by Amos Oz, translated by Nicholas de Lange Harcourt Brace, 147 pp.
Das Vermächtnis der Eszter(Eszter's Legacy) by Sándor Márai,translated by Christina Viragh Munich: Piper, 165 pp.
Translating Stories of Life Forms Etched in Stone.

In science:

In Lemma 3.3 by Arsuaga et al (2007) we have to add the case of two random edges li in Pn and the translated edge l ′i of Pnǫ such that the one is the translated image of the other.
The linking number and the writhe of uniform random walks and polygons in confined spaces
There is a translation between the two, but the translation exercise was not carried out in .
The Regge Limit for Green Functions in Conformal Field Theory
Note that the translational-invariant part of spectral correlations described by Eq.(1.6.1) is wel l separated from the translational non-invariant ghost dip if |s| ≫ |s − s′ |.
Random matrix representations of critical statistics
Translated from the Russian by Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Translation s of Mathematical Monographs, Vol. 40.
Asymptotic fluctuations of representations of the unitary groups
By our assumption of translation invariance of the connection probabilities pi, j , the measure µ is clearly translation invariant for all the shifts.
Simple Random Walk on Long Range Percolation Clusters II: Scaling Limits
The translational part of the operation is explicitly written, because we are now dealing with properties of microscopic quantities in a way that lattice translations are important.
The Pairing Symmetry in the Ferromagnetic Superconductor $UGe_{2}$
Glazman, Theory of linear operators in Hilbert space, Translated from the Russian and with a preface by Merlynd Nestell, Reprint of the 1961 and 1963 translations, Dover, New York, 1993. I.A.
Geometry behind chordal Loewner chains
Evaluation of an expression is a special case of translation: the expression in essentially translated into a number.
Extensible type checker for parser generation
Attribute grammars (AGs) introduced in (Knuth, 1968) are very convenient for describing translators, but in a general case they require the whole input to be parsed before the translation starts.
Extensible type checker for parser generation
Being a recursive descent parser generator, ANTLR also uses a function analogy for translation, although it does not support many translation functions for the same rule.
Extensible type checker for parser generation
In some cases calls to translation functions (and thus, whole at-actions) may be omitted, but in our example this is not the case: we have to specify what argument to pass to the translation function expr.
Extensible type checker for parser generation
The corresponding translation functions will collect the information about imported types and provide it to the translation function for types.
Extensible type checker for parser generation
This corresponds to the well known fact that left invariant vector fields integrate to right translations and right invariant vector fields integrate to left translations on a Lie group.
Riemannian geometry as a curved pre-homogeneous geometry
This construction does not depend on the choice of the basis (cid:8)Φk (cid:9), and the distribution of the random function F is invariant with respect to translations and rotations of the plane (since the norm in H is translation and rotation invariant).
Random Complex Zeroes and Random Nodal Lines
Second, in most of the models we assume some kind of translation invariance on the environments and therefore annealed is usually translation invariance while quenched is not.
Random walk on discrete point processes