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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Translation  \Trans*la"tion\,  n.  [F.  translation,  L.  translatio  a 
  transferring,  translation,  version.  See  {Translate},  and  cf 
  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 
  3.  That  which  is  obtained  by  translating  something  a  version; 
  as  a  translation  of  the  Scriptures. 
  4.  (Rhet.)  A  transfer  of  meaning  in  a  word  or  phrase,  a 
  metaphor;  a  tralation.  [Obs.]  --B.  Jonson 
  5.  (Metaph.)  Transfer  of  meaning  by  association;  association 
  of  ideas.  --A.  Tucker. 
  6.  (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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  written  communication  in  a  second  language  having  the  same 
  meaning  as  the  written  communication  in  a  first  language 
  [syn:  {interlingual  rendition},  {rendering},  {version}] 
  2:  a  uniform  movement  without  rotation 
  3:  the  act  of  transforming;  "a  photograph  is  a  translation  of  a 
  scene  onto  a  two-dimensional  surface"  [syn:  {transformation}] 
  4:  rewording  something  in  less  technical  terminology 
  5:  the  act  of  uniform  movement  [syn:  {displacement}] 

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