ETYM French translation, Latin translatio a transferring, translation, version. Related to Translate, Tralation.
In literature, the rendering of words from one language to another. The first recorded named translator was Livius Andronicus, who translated Homer’s Odyssey from Greek to Latin in 240 BC.In living cells, the process by which proteins are synthesized. During translation, the information coded as a sequence of nucleotides in messenger RNA is transformed into a sequence of amino acids in a peptide chain. The process involves the “translation” of the genetic code. See also transcription.
1. The act of translating from one language into another.
2. A written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language; SYN. interlingual rendition, rendering, version.
3. Rewording something in less technical terminology.
4. The act of uniform movement; SYN. displacement.
5. A uniform movement without rotation.