translation

translation trans‧la‧tion [trænsˈleɪʆn, trænz-] noun
1. [countable, uncountable] FINANCE the process of changing one currency into another:

• Favorable foreign currency translations boosted profits.

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• After translation into Swiss francs, the only division showing a decline in sales was agriculture.

2. [uncountable] formal the process of changing something into a different form, usually to produce a final result:

• The rapid translation from prototype to new product gives companies little time to rest between projects.

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translation UK US /trænzˈleɪʃən/ noun
[U] the activity or process of changing the words of one language into the words in another language that have the same meaning: »

Online translation services are not always as accurate as they should be.

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translation software

[C] a piece of writing or speech in one language that has been changed into another language: translation from sth »

Delegates can listen to the translation from the Arabic through headsets.

[U] FINANCE, ACCOUNTING the activity of giving the value of an amount in one currency in a different currency: translation into sth »

Assets and liabilities denominated in non-US currencies are recorded in the financial statements after translation into US dollars.

[S or U] the activity or process of changing something into a different form: translation of sth (into sth) »

He said he will focus resources to speed the translation of research into practice.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • translation — [ trɑ̃slasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIIIe; « traduction » 1170; lat. translatio, de transferre 1 ♦ Littér. Le fait de transporter (les restes, le corps d une personne). ⇒ transfert. « La translation des restes de Napoléon est une faute contre la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • translation — translation, version, paraphrase, metaphrase can all denote a restating in intelligible language of the meaning or sense of a passage or work or the passage or work that is the product of such a restatement. Translation implies a turning from one …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • translation — Translation. subst. f. v. Transport. Action par laquelle on fait passer une chose d un lieu en un autre. Translation d un corps saint. On dit, La translation d une feste. En parlant d une feste qui a esté remise d un jour à un autre. Et on dit,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Translation — Trans*la tion, n. [F. translation, L. translatio a transferring, translation, version. See {Translate}, and cf. {Tralation}.] 1. The act of translating, removing, or transferring; removal; also, the state of being translated or removed; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • translation — [trans lā′shən, tranzlā′shən] n. [ME translacioun < MFr translation < L translatio] 1. a translating or being translated 2. the result of a translating; esp., writing or speech translated into another language 3. Mech. motion in which every …   English World dictionary

  • Translation — ist die Bewegung eines Punktsystems, bei welcher alle Punkte kongruente parallele Bahnen gleicher Länge in demselben Sinne beschreiben. Eine unendlich kleine Translation kann als spezieller Fall der Rotation aufgefaßt werden und geht aus dieser… …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • translation — index construction, definition, explanation, paraphrase, rendition (explication), restatement Burton s Legal Thesaurus …   Law dictionary

  • translation — (n.) mid 14c., removal of a saint s body or relics to a new place, also rendering of a text from one language to another, from O.Fr. translation (12c.) or directly from L. translationem, noun of action from pp. stem of transferre (see TRANSFER… …   Etymology dictionary

  • translation — translation. См. трансляция. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Translation — (v. lat.), 1) Umstellung; 2) Übertragung, z.B. der Rechte auf Andere; 3) Übersetzung; 4) in der Telegraphie, s.u. Telegraph S. 337; daher Translator, Übertrager, 1) in der Telegraphie, s.u. Telegraph S. 337; 2) Übersetzer; in der Türkei bei der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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